It's no secret. Cleveland, Ohio — once a prime example of major industry, expansion and prosperity — has struggled.
Many communities that once thrived are now mere shells of themselves, and it's not uncommon to see empty sidewalks, abandoned factories and boarded-up windows.
One town, however — it seems — has bounced back, and in a big way. The Waterloo Arts and Entertainment district is as alive as it ever has been, and all due to one thing — the community's absolute dedication to independent businesses.
In fact, the district claims 100 percent independence. You won't find a chain, big box or major franchise anywhere.
It's inspiring, really. A town decimated by the exit of major industry returns stronger by focusing on developing close-knit community and individual expression.
Waterloo, the hat, is similar in that way. It's resilient, but not by being hard. It's a traditional men's fedora, made with fine Australian wool, and finished in a soft felt that's stiff enough to not get pushed around, but flexible enough to roll with the punches, take a lickin' and keep on tickin'.
The Waterloo features a 1 1/4" black grosgrain band.
Brim: 2 1/2" Crown: 4 1/4"
HAT SIZE CHART
Side note: This hat fits true to size.
All sizes are measured in centimeters circumference.
Beautiful hat!!!! I purchased the wrong size, it was too large
Pretty but STIFF
It's a pretty hat but it's so stiff, it sits on my head a bit like a construction helmet. Doesn't quite look so good on me.
WATERLOO SNAP BRIM FEDORA - MAROON
I ordered two versions of the Waterloo: Maroon and Coffee/Sage. Both are gorgeous! I’ve gotten loads of compliments on them, and everyone knows I always wear a hat (fedora, trilby, panama). Note: these hats run a little large, but Two Roads is thoughtful and send hat band filler to help them fit better. This was really welcome since I got a haircut right after the hats arrived. I’m now considering (besides more hats) getting the carry cases so when I fly with more than one hat, they are kept safe.
Truly Beautiful Hat
I have been looking for a burgundy fedora. I was looking for fur felt quality, which seems to be hard to find in burgundy unless you want to spend $400. I kept seeing ads for this hat. It is only 5% fur felt and 95% Australian wool. Not 100% fur felt, but, this is clearly a quality "brim." When I saw it on season ending sale, I could not resist. The Waterloo is distinctively stylish, and the color is vibrant. Love my Waterloo. Ships fast and arrived within five days. I'll be stylin' tonight.