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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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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 →


Hats From Around the World

Hats From Around the World

China, China, Asia, India, Vietnam, China. Enough already. It may come as a surprise to some, but the world outside of Asia has always manufactured stuff, including headwear. Today, China … Continue Reading →