The exterior is comprised of black imported Italian cashmere. The top visor is rich black genuine stingray leather featuring the white "jewel" which is individually unique to each piece. The under visor is charcoal gray silky pig suede. Like all melin hats, it is lined with proprietary moisture wicking performance fabric to keep the sweat stains away. It also features a "besom" stash pocket, stainless custom molded eyelets, custom button backing, and custom snap.
Each Melin hat is hand inspected for 28 points of quality as it comes off the production line. Once it passes inspection, the Certificate of Authenticity is stamped with the Official Melin Seal and the hat and certificate are loaded into the Melin Travel Box.
The Melin Travel Box is made of a faux leather with durable impact resistant walls. It utilizes a hidden magnet closure system and can be left open as a display box, or closed to protect and preserve the Melin hat.
The Melin Travel box is significant as part of the Melin experience. It was inspired by the ancient art of millinery wherein a customer would order a custom hat from his local town milliner and upon completion the hat was always delivered in its own hat box.
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