Aviator Flap Hat
Crafted in Somerset, England this warm, Napalan Hurricane Sheepskin Aviator hat is ideal for chilly conditions, brisk walks, city and country living. The easy tie trapper ear flaps ensures protection from biting winds and winter weather.
- 100% Sheepskin
- Size Medium is 22 1/2" Head Circumference
- Size Large is 23 1/2" Head Circumference
- Made in England
- Ships from England
If stock is not available, this hat can be made to order with a two to three weeks lead time. Please contact us with any questions.
Hurricane Curly Merino Skin has been a long-time favourite in the Owen Barry Shearling collection.
It is a hard wearing skin with a stunning texture in its curly wool.
The outside of the pelt has a leather or slight Napalan finish applied, Napalan is both a protective and a fashion finish, the leather surface can offer more protection against staining and grubbiness than a standard suede.
The Hurricane Napalan has an aged look which distresses more over time accentuating the vintage look.
Snow Cap - this tipping effect gives a stunning texture and emphasizes the curly finish by giving a depth of shading to the wool.
Pease keep your sheepskin item in a clean dry dark place, preferably in a sealed dust bag, poly bag or garment cover. Unfortunately, moth can get into sheepskin especially if it is stored for long periods with other fabrics that attract moth. Similarly if boxed in a garage for any length of time, rodents will attack it for bedding.
Do not store under either natural or fluorescent light, both will fade the exposed areas quite quickly.
Sheepskin - Sueded
Overtime as sheepskin gets dull, we would suggest the following: -
Buff the suede with a DRY scouring pad, the kind that you use for washing up, with the crusty on one side and the foam on the other.
We suggest you use the scouring pad, to generally brush off any grubbiness and revitalize the ingrained flattened suede nap. When brushing, try to use longer more fluid strokes rather than concentrating on a small area, make the area you are working on quite generous then you won't strip the color from a single patch.
Please use the foam side first, and only progress to the tougher crusty side if really dirt and the foam isn't having any impact.
Shake and vacuum, after you have done the above, you will be surprised how a good shake and a vacuum will lift the dusty grubbiness.
Rain Spotting and Rain in General
Always let the product dry naturally, in an airy warm environment – when dry, if there are rain spots on the suede – use the same scouring pad method above to brush the suede this will level the rain spots out and revitalize the suede nap.
Rain downpour – If you get your sheepskin piece saturated, let it dry naturally, in a warm airy place. When it is dry, you may find the pelt has become rigid so you have to “break it open”, you do that by manipulating it, twisting it around, kneading it, basically opening up the fibers of the pelt to make the skin softer and more flexible again. Now take your trusty scouring pad ( above) and start revitalizing the nap, brushing will bring back the velvety suede that has been flattened by the rain.
Red wine, fruit squashes etc – all of these types of stains will benefit from spot washing ASAP. Use a tepid mild soap or color-free gentle shampoo solution, spot wash and spot rinse with clear water. DO NOT IMMERSE!
Don't focus on just the stain in a small area, it is better to work on a larger area, concentration in one place could have the effect of bleaching color as you remove the stain.
Grease, oil & ink-based stains are NOT good, if you get any of these onto your product, it’s best that you contact us directly.
Sheepskin: - Napalan or Hurricane finish, both of these are leather-based finishes, these finishes should offer a natural dirt repellent protection as a matter of course, however, if you get anything ugly on the napalan, can try spot washing as above (it won't hurt) or please contact us directly for help.
Sheepskin: - Wool side, all the above suede treatments can apply to the wool side, but use a comb or brush instead of the scouring pad – the only exception, if your product has tight curly wool, this will fuzz if you start to comb it, so it is better just vacuuming, shaking and spot washing.
Professional Cleaning - if none of the above has produced the result you want, then you could consider specialist cleaning; however, sheepskin & leather does not benefit from dry cleaning.