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Why Do They Call It a Pork Pie?

October 8, 2011 – 7:46 pm
Buster Keaton

Every wonder why they call some fedoras pork pies? Click here to find out why.

Labor Day Reminder

September 3, 2011 – 10:00 pm

Brace yourself for the changing seasons with a quick Labor Day update and links to great info about dusting and storing your hats.

Hats in History: The Big Game

February 1, 2011 – 10:01 pm
Wrigley Wildcats

Sports fans have changed a lot over the years. Learn all about how dressed up they got and the spectacular hats they’d wear to any game, not just the Super Bowl or World Series. Click here to check it out!

Hats and Human Dignity

January 13, 2011 – 11:04 pm
Hats&HumanDignity

In the golden days of headwear, a hat was more than just a fashion statement. It was an expression of your human dignity. Even the bums wore fedoras, tattered though they might have been, but at least they hadn’t lost everything. Click here for more.

Hats in History: Chicago Mayor William Hale Thompson

January 2, 2011 – 7:52 pm
WilliamThompson

History is loaded with interesting hat wearers. As Chicago’s mayoral race picks up steam, we thought we’d look back on our most notorious hat-wearing mayor. Click here to find out who it was and what he wore.

How Are Felt Dress Hats Made?

December 10, 2010 – 7:13 am

Ever wonder how a fur felt hat such as a fedora or derby is made? It takes a lot of time, patience and experience. Read all about it when you click here.

Hats in History: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

December 4, 2010 – 8:59 pm
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Civil Rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the most incredible Americans in the past century. He also was photographed wearing any number of different hats. Learn about those hats when you click right here.

Development of the Homburg

November 6, 2010 – 9:45 pm

Learn how a simple vacation can lead to a revolution in men’s hats. The simple history of the homburg.

Time to Store the Straw Hats

October 2, 2010 – 5:32 pm

Once Labor Day has come and gone, it is time to put up the straw hats for another year. In less enlightened times, if you were caught wearing straw after Labor Day someone might swipe …

Just What Is a Fedora?

October 2, 2010 – 3:59 pm

Many people come into the shop with a preconceived notion that a true fedora must look a certain way because that is what their favorite actor or musician wears.
However, fedoras come in many shapes and …