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Hat Voted Best All-Around (by me) or Why Berets Will Never Go Out Of Style

Worn by artists and athletes – revolutionaries and poets.  How did one simple hat style – flat as a pancake – make its way around the world?  As far as … Continue Reading →


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A Rose is a Rose is a Hat? Part 2

Sometimes naming a hat is  simply a matter of geography or history – where you are and when you were there. Maybe you’ve never heard of  the state of Tyrol … Continue Reading →


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A Rose is a Rose is a Hat? Part 1

You may think a hat is just a hat.   Beret, babushka, pillbox, porkpie, planter.   Tyrolean, Tam O’Shanter,  fedora, flat cap, fez – I could keep going.  Still think a … Continue Reading →


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Made in America – A Hat History or What Do Yankee Doodle and Brad Pitt Have in Common?

The Pilgrims who landed on Plymouth Rock were wearing hats. Hats that they, obviously, brought with them from the old country. In those days, a hat was an integral part … Continue Reading →


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Sun Protection – It’s Time To Get Serious

Wear sunscreen and protective clothing – which includes a hat.  No doctor will advise you not to wear sunscreen or a hat.  This is serious.  Do you know why?  We … Continue Reading →


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My Hat Travelogue

It’s summer again.  My mind is wandering.  Summer = vacation, right?  After many years working in a hat shop, I have quite the hat collection.  I started to think about … Continue Reading →


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Hats Galore

Eyes wide open, head turning from side-to-side, taking in the multitude of hats….a kaleidoscope of colors and styles. How many times did I see this at the Village Hat Shop? … Continue Reading →