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Hats in History: Picnics–Straw Baskets & Hats

May 1, 2019 – 10:25 am

Wonder what picnics were like a 100 years ago? Think fewer aprons that read “World’s Greatest Dad” and decidedly more hats. Click hear to read more.

Why are Hat Sizes So Weird?

April 5, 2019 – 1:50 pm
Hat Measurement

How do they come up with hat sizes sounding so small when compared to the measurement of your head in inches? Learn about this old calculation for sizing and the way other people around the world size the human head.

Kangol Hats Have a Past, Are Here to Stay

July 19, 2018 – 12:00 pm
Kangol Logo

Kangol hats are among our most popular caps and hats for sale. However, while most people likely think of them as a trendy fashion company, which they are, they also have been around for nearly 100 years! From The Beatles to LL Cool J and today’s entire generation of stars, everyone has worn Kangol. Read all about it when you click here.

Fathers Day Gifts for the Man Who Has Everything

May 10, 2014 – 7:27 pm
Father’s Day

Is your dad impossible to buy for? Try getting him a summer straw fedora or linen cap this year for Father’s Day. Get some good ideas when you click here.

Wear What Papa Bear Wore

December 28, 2013 – 7:39 pm
George Halas Stamp

One of Chicago’s most famous hat-wearing icons is George “Papa Bear” Halas, the former owner, player, coach and creator of the Chicago Bears. We profile this man of many talents and examine the hat he wore to help fans who want to wear one of their own to show their team support the old skool way.

When All Men Wore Hats

February 9, 2013 – 8:42 pm
WPA Poster 3

Men wearing hats was so commonplace that even vintage posters show most men wearing hats and caps. Check out some old WPA posters and the hats the men wore in them when you click here.

Danbury, Connecticut, a Hat Making Capitol of Yesteryear

October 6, 2012 – 10:57 pm
Hat Makers

Although hat making has been outsourced or moved around the country, there was a time that at least half of the millions of hats produced in this country came from Danbury, Conn. Learn a little about it when you click here.

The Top Hat: A Story of Outsourcing

August 4, 2012 – 10:39 pm
President Woodrow Wilson

You think our competition with China is a recent phenomena? Learn about the fascinating history of the top hat to see a 19th century boom and bust for the hat industry.

Hats in History: The Kentucky Derby

April 28, 2012 – 10:44 pm
Kentucky Derby 1941

It isn’t too late to get your hat for the Kentucky Derby. Learn all about the biggest hat wearing day in American sports when you click this link.

Doin’ St. Patrick’s Day Right with a Hat or Cap

February 4, 2012 – 10:33 pm
St Pats Hats

Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Want to wear a great hat full of the green for a party or parade? Check out these excellent St. Pat’s Hats!