”We tugged on the chic Boho-styled accessory and danced in the drizzle’ (Good Housekeeping)
It’s not often we see something new in fashion that makes us smile for all sorts of reasons. The Floppy’wester is making us smile. It’s going to be perfect for festivals next summer, and for keeping the rain off until then. Best of all? It’s British through and through. We Like.’ (Love London)
‘Design Duo Stott & Scott present the Game Changing Hat’ (Viva Magazine)
‘They’re Lush’ (Edith Bowman)
The Stott & Scott floppy’wester is a reversible sun hat and rain hat in one simple and beautiful design. Worn one way around, the beautiful lace fabric creates a super flattering wide brimmed beach hat – perfect for holiday sundowners or garden parties- whilst the waxed cotton reverse provides protection from the rain and a chic alternative to an umbrella.
The AW14 ‘Manchester Collection’ of floppy’westers are available to buy online from http://www.stottandscott.com and include three designs. Design duo Jacqueline and Caroline (Stott and Scott) explain why they chose to name the collection after local suburbs:
The Chorlton – The reason behind naming this line of hats The Chorlton is because Chorlton is one of our favorite places in Manchester and where we both lived for seven years. We love the mix of independent shops (especially the clothes shops) and the bars. We think the Chorlton hat reflects the hippie vibe of its most famous street Beech Road home to our favorite pub the Horse on Jockey which is situated on Chorlton Greeen where locals hang out to enjoy a drink or two?
The Didsbury – The reasons behind the name is we think The Didsbury hat reflects the high end feel to Didsbury Village and the professional residents that call it their home. The hat also gives a definite tip towards it rival center to the west – Burotn Road which has great mix restaurants, independent shops and trendy bars where we have both spent many a great evening.
The Spinningfield – The reason behind this hat’s name is to reflect the fact the design of this hat is something new and not seen in the current market. Spinningfiled in Manchester like the hat is one off the city’s newest large-scale developments and has now become one of Manchester’s best places to be, tucked between Castlefield and Deansgate, the high-end retail area is stuffed with exclusive boutiques.
We think the best part to Spinningfields is the 16th century hop kiln turned pub The Oast House which is lovingly warmed with a teepee on those frosty nights.
Stott & Scott hats are made in Manchester from British materials.