When I was invited to try a bobble hat from the new luxury accessories brand BRKLYN, I jumped at the chance. In winter hats are a must for me for dog walks on cold and dreary days and I’ll admit that I haven’t really got the most fashion forward selection – thinking practicality over pretty, but no longer do the two have to be mutually exclusive in my collection.
Whilst we are now in summer – British summer of course does not always play by the rules, and I have been able to wear this hat on a few dog walks despite the fact it’s June! Arriving in it’s own little cardboard box to keep it safe, and also makes nice presentation should you want to give it as a gift. Of course the day I decided to photograph this was the warmest and most humid day of the year so far, when my hair was getting bigger by the minute…
One thing I always worry about when buying a luxury knitwear product is how likely the wool is to snag and have pulls in it. It’s annoying enough getting snag in a £20 jumper, but you definitely don’t want that to be the case with a much more expensive hat. Made of Merino Wool, the knit on this feels dense and not loose or delicate – whilst being dense it’s thin cable knit form means it’s not too heavy and making your head look massive.
I was sent one of their Bobble hats in a soft blue shade adorned with a racoon coloured bobble. These hats and bobbles come in just about every colour combination you can imagine, if you want a burnt orange hat with a purple bobble – you can get it on BRKLYN. When I looked at the pictures of these online the bobbles did look large and fluffy, but they don’t do it justice to just how soft and pretty they are in person. The pom pom almost has a floaty quality to it it’s so light in texture, despite it’s whopping size at almost 20cm.
The bobble is also detachable, so should you want to build a collection and mix and match the bobble colours you can. One thing that’s not available is just buying the extra bobbles / extra hats. That in my opinion would be a great idea for future expansion.
Priced at £55, these are undeniably a premium, but if you like to spend your money on accessories and wear hats like these often or want to invest – you won’t be disappointed in the quality when it comes to these.
You can take a look at the range of hats if you’re interested in buying/browsing here.
*Please Note* – I was not aware as I was reviewing this hat that the bobble is made from Raccoon fur, and at the time couldn’t spot this on the website, nor was this highlighted in the opportunity to review. This is the only first and last time you will ever find on my blog ever featuring fur, and I apologise to everyone for featuring it.
Do you like to invest in luxury accessories, or do you like to buy budget?
*Hat sent to me for review, but thoughts 100% my own and reflective of my opinions and experience.