If there could only be one, Block No.26 would be it
Good ol' Dean The Butcher, that's right y'all! The infamous Dean has been one of our absolutely OG's for the past eight plus years. Dean quickly became the everything hat. Need a hat to pair with your suit? Dean. Want something you can pack into your bag and it'll bounce back? Dean. A little intimidated by hats but really love the vibe? Dean. Want versatility and also comfort? Dean. Want to break the stigma of the "ganster mob / Jason Mraz / Bruno Mars / your grandfather's father's hat?" DEAN!
Veteran Goorin Bros. hat wearers definitely know about Dean. And it's true, in shops we almost always recommend Dean to folks who come in looking for a "getting into hats hat," Dean has the perfect makeup for that. The Details: medium depth crown / center dent crown / medium snap brim / soft stiffness / smooth finish
When we talk about Dean we are really talking about Block No.26. The block is the "shape" of the crown. Quite literally the materials are pressed around a block and the hat has it's shape! Block No.26 has a center dent crown, which makes an "A" shape when looked at straight on top of someones head. This shape is really great on almost anyone, which is what makes No.26 such a tried and true block.
All of this to say that if you're looking for the perfect gift, simply want to begin adding hats into your wardrobe, or continue your hat journey: Block No.26 will get you there easy peasy.