7.04.2010

Sunday Steals: Brooks Brothers Piped Fedora Hat for Less

Darlings, on your left you will find the bombastic Brooks Brothers Piped Fedora Hat, a similar look to the one Emmy Rossum has been seen sporting as of late; on the right you will spot J. Crew’s Panama Hat.

While the J. Crew gem is constructed out of true toquilla straw just as the beautiful Brooks Brothers piece is; it is far less expensive, requiring a mere $58.00 to make it your own, as opposed to the $198.00 needed to take the Piped Fedora Hat home.

Tell me, kittens…will you be a big spender and go for Brooks Brothers, or be thrifty and spring for J. Crew?

Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Brooks Brothers and J. Crew for the pictures.


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50 comments

Oana R said...

I...I like it so much! Again no difference.
I made a new one,but I don't know how to name the material. I think is called straw.Here we call it 'paie'. ;)) I'll better post some pics someday.
Have nice week! :D

ellie said...

wow, both so cool. a great summer find. Happy 4th!

Audrey Allure said...

Love the J. Crew one!

meg said...

I'm not sure I'd have the guts to wear one of these. They look cool on everyone but me.

ivy's closet said...

Oh my, I would have to try them on though. I dunno if I'd buy a hat online or not. Very similar.

SabinePsynopsis said...

I've been contemplating hats a lot lately and here it would be J. Crew all the way!
Wishing you a wonderful long weekend, Erika. xoxo

Leia said...

You know, I actually prefer the J Crew version! :P
Leia's Delights

Jenny said...

I love both, but I would definately buy the J. Crew one, or even better...wait for it to go on sale!

Happy 4th of July!

http://jennysopencloset.blogspot.com/

michelle_ said...

i this fedora hat bargain !
i can search these type of hats in a local outlet for around $9 actually..lol

michelle_ said...

i this fedora hat bargain !
i can search these type of hats in a local outlet for around $9 actually..lol

AMK said...

Now, for these hats I seriously see no difference! Only maybe that J. Crews is a bit lighter colour, I would go for the J. Crew.

johanna said...

ohh you are sweeter than me ahah!
you deserve the award!
love, johanna

Kaleido Mind said...

love the panama hat!!!

meraldia said...

Both are very beautiful. $198.00 is too much, I won't be a big spender!!!

MOLLYKT said...

i live in my fedora hat!
xxx

ediot said...

ah this post is definitely for me ;) im so on the lookout for a nice fedora hat. but unfortunately we dont have either of these in sweden/norway(where im now)
so ill be searching the web now..
hope youre having a wonderful weekend love.

xxx ediot

Couture Carrie said...

Nice J. Crew find, darling!
I need this hat!

Hope you are having a fabulous 4th!

xoxox,
CC

Krimly said...

they are really similar! I want one!

btw, HAPPY 4TH OF JULY! :)

xoxo
mycherrygum.com

Sara Lynn said...

That J.Crew one is perfect! I love it, what a great find, you know I love fedoras :D

Jen said...

Boy, those look identical!! And because of that, I'd definately go the cheaper route. But I love JCrew, I would have picked anything by them ;-)

Dancing Branflake said...

I forgot sunblock yesterday so you know what I did? I bought a fedora at Express to protect my face. Guess how much it was? $7! I was so happy and I love it so much.

Claire Kiefer said...

The J.Crew one is just as cute--and perhaps I should consider investing in one since I burnt the living daylights out of my face at the pool last week!

Claire Kiefer said...

The J.Crew one is just as cute--and perhaps I should consider investing in one since I burnt the living daylights out of my face at the pool last week!

Grace said...

I actually already have the J. Crew one, and I love it!

WeShop said...

Very cool hats. Love the J Crew. xx
http://www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/

Leah said...

The J Crew number is fabulous... that will definitely be my choice.

Happy 4th of July Erika! Have a great day! xoxo

Jen said...

The J Crew version is perfect! Such a great little summer hat. x

chaoskontrolowany said...

Love it!

nicole said...

wow these are pretty much the same hat so great find erika! I wish I could wear fedora hats but my head is too small so they usually engulf my entire head haha, it's quite funny actually. wow $198 for a hat is pretty ridiculous too, esp when you can spend that on a pair of shoes!

thanks for your comment on my romper post. you should go back to buy the one that you didn't!!

hope you had a great weekend and a lovely 4th of July! xo

meggasus said...

Wow, what a great comparison you have found...these items look identical!!

Donna Vitan said...

I recently visited the Paddy's market in Sydney and picked myself up a fedora style hat for $15! Score for cuteness.

Sherin said...

The J Crew one is definitely a great pick! Fedoras are fantastic for summer.

heartofpearl ♡ said...

ahh i love when girls wear hats, even tho i dont myself i find them really uncomfortable~ but this is a great post thanks for sharing!! x

ROBINE said...

Both hats are cool!
x

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Definitely J. Crew! Hope you had a great weekend dear!

Sootjeelina said...

I love and need hats because I have sun allergies :( But with hats I can lay in the sun for pretty long, and those are fab! I have one like them, but it's floppy and it has a big bow on the back
Btw, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog, I really appreciate it :D

xoxo Sootjeelina <3

St├ęphanie said...

I adore !

Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

They are both so cute!! I think I would have to try them though to determine which to buy...but what a great deal for the J Crew! I hope you had a spectacular weekend Erika!

xxxx
Rachel

Tayebug said...

Love them both and definitely need to add another to my wardrobe, however, I will be opting for the J.Crew one. It is more in my budget for the outfits I will wear it with!

Rachel said...

This reminds me that I need a good hat for summer! I'll definitely go for the J. Crew one! :)

Josie said...

Thank you, J.Crew! I'll definitely be picking up one of these little cuties.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Toutou Ly said...

I did a blog on fedoras! I def love them & I got one for myself this summer. I haven't been able to get it last year when they began to get big, but better late than never! I def love the Brooks Brothers one though. Check my entry out. :]

E said...

I'm always loyal to Brooks and suspect the quality will be better, but I actually like the wider brim of the J Crew one!

sapphirewhisper said...

A girl can never have too many hats. Lovely pix!
J crew really has a fabulous selection of hats this season.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

I would go J.Crew bc I probably wouldn't wear it too frequently :) Very cute!

Style with Benefits said...

I've actually had my eye on that J. Crew hat for awhile now. Definitely wouldn't spend more than 100 bucks on a hat! The J. Crew one would def. be my pick.

xo, becs

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

J. Crew please!!!!

I love these posts. They show that you can have top designer looks for reasonable prices.

Meream said...

You have inspired me to look for a cheap light-colored fedora. They are just darn expensive where I live.

Krystal said...

must have hats this summer :)

J. said...

JCrew gets me every time!

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