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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 →


Signes Hats

Signes European Fine Men’s Hats

  We arrived in Alicante Spain and were picked up at the airport by Jose Signes. We headed to a restaurant in a small fishing village on the Mediterranean where … Continue Reading →


Felt Hats

Legends abound with regard to the origin of felt. Some claim that St. Clement (the patron saint of felt hat makers) discovered felt when, as a wandering monk, he filled his sandals with flax fibers to protect his feet. The moisture and pressure from pounding feet compressed the fibers into crude, though comfortable felt.
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