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Looking for Change When You Hit a Mid-Life Crisis

October 31st, 2009 | No Comments | Posted in Hats in the News

You wake up in the morning and look at yourself in the mirror when it finally hits you…those few gray hairs you have been in denial about for the last few months have multiplied and you realize that you’re getting old!

Reality really sets in when you take a look around the office and you finally notice that you don’t look nearly as young as you thought you did. That new, 20-something, fresh out of college hire comes in every day with his business casual attire and trendy fedora hat. The 30-somethings making coffee in the break-room top off their office dress with fresh pub caps…and you finally realize that you’ve been missing out.

The unfortunate reality is that most of us are in denial about how old we have gotten, but still feel young. Stop feeling sorry for yourself and do something about it! Check out the collection of men’s hats from Hats in the Belfry. No other hat store combines the perfect mixture of classic and trendy to give even the man experiencing the biggest mid-life crisis hope.

Hats used to be an accessory of the past, a symbol of status and something a OLD men never left the house without; but society has turned fedora hats and pub caps alike into fashion pieces that help us to feel young again without looking like we’re trying too hard.

Now there is no such thing as a “magic hat” that will instantly shave years off of your life, but trust me, a trendy spin on a classic men’s hat will have you out of that mid-life crisis in no time. Not to mention hide a few of those unwanted grays!


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What’s the Big Deal about Cloche Hats? I’ve never heard of them…

October 12th, 2009 | 3 Comments | Posted in Trend Watch, Women's Hats

Angelina Jolie, Hillary Swank, and Leighton Meester are well versed in a fashion trend that transcends time, and we keep seeing these fashionable women’s hats in movies, but what are these elegant women’s hats and where did they come from?

While many associate this classic hat with the Roaring 20’s few realize is an excellent wardrobe topper for the fashionistas of today. Cloche hats actually came onto the fashion scene long before the Flapper Era, as milliners took inspirations from all aspects of dress from Russia to Japan, China to Egypt.  These bell shaped women’s hats resemble a combination of a turban, torque and tiara with fancy adornments like feathers, ribbons and rhinestones to dress them up, or simple felt fabrics to dress them down.

Today we’ve seen women’s cloche hats in movies such as the Jolie blockbuster The Changeling and the sappy romance movie staring Hillary Swank, PS I Love You.  And we cannot forget to mention Gossip Girl Leighton Meester as she finished her afternoon look with a vibrant pink cloche hat earlier this year.

Take it from these Hollywood leading ladies, that whether playing a character or joining friends for an afternoon luncheon, a cloche hat brings sophistication and class to your attire.

As temperatures fall while the seasons change, I’d highly recommend shopping through the extensive collection of cloche hats brought to you by HatsintheBelfry.com.  Combining top had designers all in one collection, the team of professionals has outdone themselves with this year’s fall cloche hat collection.

Get inspired with handcrafted creations by Christine A. Moore, famed for her combination of Art Deco and Roaring 20’s designs.  Or browse the pages of Elle magazine, which has also featured cloche hats time and time again as the staple women’s accessory that every leading lady must have.

Whether you’re looking for something flashy and avant garde or traditional chic, a cloche hat is something you’ll need to stay warm and looking hot as fall and winter take over.


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