Earlier this year I was contacted by PIEBOY asking if I would like to be sent one of their hats to review, now me being a bobble hat lover it was a no brainer! I have been meaning to write this post months ago but I have a few things to deal with and I took on a second job, so my time has been limited.. Better late than never right?
PIEBOY was started by two students at the University of Manchester with the common thought that their University Apparel lacked style and needed something more quirky and cool to wear during a long day of lectures. So the pair created a prototype of their first bobble hat, which is now called the ‘Varsity‘ hat and set up a stall outside of their University. To their surprise the Manchester sold out in no time, everyone went crazy for it including local celebs. PIEBOY quickly became a
recognised brand and many other Universities wanted to be a part of it! Within a year the brand became the first independent brand to be sold within University stores, 31 stores in total and the number is still growing! PIEBOY have now branched out into the fashion world by offering two collections… PIEBOY Urban and the limited edition PIEBOY Original.
Throughout the colder months, I love to wear beanie hats! Simply because they keep me nice and
cosy and they pull an outfit together. I usually go for black hats because I was never brave enough to step out of that comfort zone, however, I decided to choose the burgundy Urban beanie as I was obsessed with burgundy throughout winter13.
Okay, so let’s start with the main reason why I love this beanie… The bobble! Unlike a lot of bobble beanies its a mix of two
colours, which in my opinion is better than having a solid coloured bobble. The hat itself is quite thick without it looking like a tea-cosy when you wear it. I haven’t been able to wear it recently because it’s been quite warm here for a change, so it’s been sitting in my wardrobe feeling unloved! I’ve been thinking of a few outfits that I could pair this with but you will have to wait and see until England cools down for some outfit posts!