The Easiest to Wear of Traditional Hats

August 9, 2017

The Easiest To Wear Of Traditional Hats

A lot has been written about the death of tailored clothing, as well as its accompanying necktie, but the first…

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Store Visit: Optimo Hats Chicago

December 6, 2016

Store Visit: Optimo Hats Chicago

There are precious few true hatters (and true hat shops) in America. Even most specialty hat stores sell cheap (or…

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The Many (Casual) Hats of Paul Simon

May 25, 2016

The Many (Casual) Hats Of Paul Simon

Hats have been on a long decline since the 1960s. It’s often said that John F Kennedy killed the hat…

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The First Straw: Entry-Level Panama Hats for Summer

May 19, 2015

The First Straw: Entry-Level Panama Hats For Summer

The classic, brimmed hat is a fraught accessory in the post-every-guy-wears-one, ballcap age. Few would argue that Sinatra, or Neil…

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Q and Answer: What Makes a Quality Men’s Hat?

October 13, 2011

Q And Answer: What Makes A Quality Men’s Hat?

Ian writes: Your posts have repeatedly stressed the importance of quality hats, and explained that it’s very hard to find…

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