No messing around here.

Now, you don't have to smoke cigars or talk with your hands in order to wear the mobster-inspired Brixton Messer Hat. This classically styled fedora boasts big-league style with its felted wool construction and faux-leather band. Pair with the best smug mug you can manage, and you're good as your mother-in-law's homemade pasta sauce—err sorry, gold.

  • A mobster-inspired hat for daily wear
  • Felted wool construction assures longevity
  • Dapper, faux-leather band lends a rugged look
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Beautiful Quality

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This, like every other Brixton hat I own, did not disappoint. The quality is just there, it's undeniable. The material is thick and burly, the leather beautiful and nice and the fit is exact to the size chart provided. There is a slight downward dip on the front brim. It's classy and sassy!

Favorite Hat

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I own 3 of this exact hat and I stop collecting. I have a pretty small head and I can fit in the XS and S. The XS fits perfect but sometimes I like my hat to fit a bit over sized for the style so with this purchase I went with the small.

Great fit.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

My wife adores this hat! It fits really well and seems to be of pretty good quality and durable.


  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought this hat looking for something slightly more refined than a flat brim trucker to wear about town, and this thing definitely fit the bill (pun intended). It's remarkably water resistant, the color is great (I got fawn, but would love a grey), and the quality seems to be pretty good.

The reason this isn't 5 stars is that the brim is slightly floppy and I have to lay this flat periodically to keep it looking hip and not like Indiana Jones' Fedora.

On Trend

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: XS

Love this hat. The shorter brim is super on trend and pairs well with a lot of outfits. I think this style has quickly replaced the wide brim, floppy hats that we've been seeing. It is a bit oversized. I ended up having to go with the XS, but since it's a men's hat technically, that makes sense. Very high quality material, and I can tell it will last a long time. Girls can wear mens' hats too! :)

Navy Messer

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: Medium

This is a good quality hat. I've received a nice compliment every time I wear it. It runs large so I recommend getting a size down. If I could exchange it I would. The navy one I bought was not available in SM so I decided to keep the M anyway because it is going to be my favorite hat.

coolest amish pastor you know

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: large

decent hat if you are going for that specific hipster pilgrim look. Slightly scratchy material. I bought the large hat for a large relative with lots of hair that is often pulled into a pony tail, and it was STILL too big.

Unanswered Question

is it possible to get this in small?

Will this hat in extra large be available soon?

Unfortunately, we don't have any in XL on order from Brixton right now

The Messer Hat

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs large

This hat was everything I had expected as far as looks go.

product matches its picture perfectly.

One thing I would do is by one size smaller my hat size is a 7 1/4 which falls under a medium but I would go down to a small, none the less the medium still works I just don't wear it on those windy days.