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Broner Hat Give-away!

July 12th, 2011 | 33 Comments | Posted in Giveaway

Happy Give-Away Day! We are at it again, hosting another contest, this time giving away one of the many Broner styles that we carry. Hats in the Belfry and Broner Hat and Glove Company have worked together for a very long time. Not only do they make great hats, but they are another one of the great North American Hat Companies founded by a family passionate about hats.

Broner has a long history of American hat manufacturing. They started in business in Detroit Michigan in 1920 when founder, Harry Broner, started selling protective hats, gloves and aprons to Ford auto workers across the street from his home. After the Great Depression in 1933 when auto manufacturers started providing the protective gear for the workers, the business model changed to focus on the industrial manufacturing market and the local retail market. Now, over 78 years later, Broner is located just up the road in Auburn Hills Michigan and is still run by the Broner family.

How to Win: Tell us which of these five Broner hats in your favorite! We will randomly select a winner from all the comments to win the hat they chose as their favorite. We will pick a winner on Friday, July 15th.

Another Way to Win: Go to our Facebook page and comment on your favorite Broner hat for a second chance to win.

Good Vibrations - Natural


Santorini - Black


Worldly Known - Olive


Sicily - Black


Fine Feather - Grey


Good Luck! - Shannon

Update 7/15!!! Congratulations to Jennifer Lewis! She was selected as the winner of the Good Vibrations hat by Broner.

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Mixed Business – Jazz Give-Away!

March 22nd, 2011 | 29 Comments | Posted in Giveaway, Who's Wearing Belfry Brand

We haven’t done a give-away in a while, so why not give away a hat that is Hot Hot Hot right now!

Belfry Jazz Wool - Brown


As you may have read, Hats in the Belfry is partnering with a Baltimore based band in support of their new album release. Mixed Business is a group of talented musicians who also happen to have great taste in hats. During a recent photo shoot, one of the band members, Brian Forte, wore our Belfry Jazz snap brim pork pie hat which is a great hat to transition through the seasons.


We want you to have this hat! Leave a comment here with which version of the Jazz is your favorite and be entered to win you choice of Jazz hat. You will have until Friday, March 25th to comment and one winner will be drawn at random.

Belfry Braid Jazz - Natural


Belfry Straw Jazz - Tobacco


Belfry Straw Be-Bop - Black


A second chance to win! There are two ways to win your choice of Belfry Jazz style.  Leave a comment here on the blog or go to our Facebook page and comment on your favorite Belfry Jazz hat!

For those local to the Baltimore area, we hope you will join us at the record release party this Saturday!

Saturday, March 26th

Mick O’Shea’s, 328 N. Charles Street

Free Admission if you wear one of Mixed Business’ favorite Belfry hats!

20% off the purchase of one hat with copy of Mixed Business CD

or attendance at the record release party!

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Looks You Love – Contest Finalist

January 17th, 2011 | 61 Comments | Posted in Fashion & Style, Giveaway

I want to thank everyone who participated in the “Looks You Love” January contest.  We received some great entries just proving that Hats in the Belfry customers are the most stylish hat wearers around.

I am really excited to share our finalists.  These looks will be posted on our Facebook page and you will have the chance to vote for your favorite.  You can vote 2 times, once in the Men’s category and once in the Women’s category.  Feel free to leave comments here on the blog for your favorites.  Voters and commenters will be entered to win a $25 gift card.  The winner in each category of the “Looks You Love” contest will win the hat they featured in their look and a $50 gift card.

Entry: LouiseBC


Boots: La Canadienne Tracy, Bag: Dooney & Bourke Medium East/West Shopper, Tights: Maria La Rosa Opaque Ribbed Tights in Black, Dress: The Uniform Project Classic LBD, Coat: The Heart Coat in Ann, Hat: Hats in the Belfry San Diego Tristen Acrylic Knit Fedora, Scarf: Macrame Owl Screen Printed Scarf

Entry: Marianne of Looks Good from the Back


“I would put my hair in braids, top with the hat, and pull on this dress as a bathingsuit coverup. This would be perfect for walking down to the Naples Beach Club for a pina colada at sunset.”

Cover Up – Marc by Marc Jacobs, Bathing Suit – Fig Leaves, Shoes – Piperlime, Bag – J.Crew

Entry: Sharon G. of Kitchen Pixy


Outfit details: Hat: Belfry Keira Fur Velour Cloche $98, Glasses: sweetheart sunnies $11, Bracelet: Phillipe Audibert Mini Aby silver-plated cuff $820 (GULP!!), Lace top: Vintage holiday sheer black lace top rhinestone buttons $20, Jacket: Mid Wash Trucker Jacket $70, Skirt: Hobbs Rubens double wool twill Pencil Skirt in Flame $85, Shoes: (rrrrrrrrrrroooooooooowr!!) YSL Platform High Heel Pump in black textured leather $795

Entry: Adrien (Ambulus) of Looks Good from the Back



Belfry outfit by Amblus featuring wool blend coats

Silk wrap effect dress, 395 GBP, Mackage black wool blend plaid ‘Sabrina’ scarf coat, $406, Emilio Cavallini Diamond Dot Tights, Black, 14 GBP, Chie Mihara - Serpan - Grey Leather Pump, $246, Future Compass Hoop Earrings, $188, A.McQueen Skull Scarf, $375, Belfry Keira - Fur Velour Cloche: Hatsinthebelfry.com, $98

Entry: Jarrod Barnes of Jarrod’s Photography Blog


Hat: Belfry Bishop, Scarf: Men’s Merona Woven Plaid Scarf, Shirt: Spread-collar regular-fit dress shirt in white, Sweater: Merona OPP Sweater, Pants: Pinstriped tailored pants (slim fit), Coat: Classic cotton trench, Shoes: Bostonian, Men’s Akron Classy, Dressy and fun.  Sophisticated yet not overstated.  Dressy enough for the office or out on the town….casual enough for post-bar café or drinks at a cigar bar.  The gray in the sweater and the high-crown fedora – pulls the look down from head-to-toe.  Shoes are classy with a cap-toe and the red in the scarf is a nice contrast element with a patter to break up the solids of the outfit.  The white shirt is fundamental to the ‘dressed up’ look.  This look is also versatile.  Too warm for a sweater?  Ditch it and rock the shirt under the trench sans the scarf.  Or, throw on a skinny black tie.  Untuck the white shirt for a hint of sloppy-dress.  This look will turn heads and envelop the wearer in a cloak of confidence and poise.

Entry: Kelly de Silva


A fancy white dress shirt with French lapels, slim dress trousers, black vintage boots, finished off with a vintage dress jacket and topped off with Hats in the Belfry Deuce - Stingy Brim Bowler. Add an extra long feather on the bowler for added pizazz.

Entry: Xelkos


Ne-Yo has a thing for fedoras and beautiful suits and he looks good in them both. This ensemble he wore to the Grammys is by Ferragamo.  Nice grey/black suit, yet his fedora should of matched up with a Belfry Street Fuego - Corduroy Fedora or Goorin Prohibition - Diamond Crown Fedora.

You have until this Friday, January 21st to vote.  This competition is going to be tough. Happy voting! - Shannon

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National Hat Day - Online Contest!!

January 14th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Giveaway


This Saturday, January 15th is National Hat Day and we are celebrating in a BIG way!  We are hosting a contest from now until next Friday for all of our Facebook fans and folks who have visited our stores this week.  You will have a chance to win a $50 gift certificate!

Online entries:  Post a picture of you in your favorite hat on our Facebook page.  You have from now until Friday, January 21st to post your picture.  Multiple pictures = multiple entries, but you must be wearing a different hat in each photo.  Anyone who has already posted a picture to our site will be included in the contest.


In Store entries:  If you go to one of our stores this Saturday, January 15th, have your picture taken in one of our hats, come to our Facebook page and “tag” yourself in that picture.  Pictures will be posted on Tuesday and you have until Friday, January 21st to “tag” yourself.


The drawing will be random, so good luck! - Shannon

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“Looks You Love” - January Contest

January 3rd, 2011 | 1 Comment | Posted in Fashion & Style, Giveaway

To start the New Year off with something exciting, we have a new contest to share with you!  Last year, we started a new program called “Looks We Love” where we paired hats with accessories to complete the perfect look.  This year, we want your help in styling great looks that go with our Hats In the Belfry hats.

HOW TO ENTER – put together a “Look You Love” incorporating a Belfry hat.  Go to http://www.hatsinthebelfry.com to choose your Belfry hat by going under “Shop by brand” in either the men’s hats or women’s hats and clicking “BELFRY HATS”.  Put together a complete look using pictures from websites or your own closet and create a look using clothing, accessories, shoes, bags and one of our hats.  Send your entry to shannon@hatsinthebelfry.com with images of the look you have put together with a brief description.  All entries must be received by Friday, January 14th.

We will choose 3 finalists for Men’s Looks and 3 finalists for Women’s Looks.  Those looks will be posted on our facebook page and blog for our fans to vote for the winner.  We will allow one week for voting and announce the winner on January 24th. 

HOW TO GET AN EXTRA ADVANTAGE - Post the “Look you Love” entry on your blog, send us the link and we will multiply your votes by 1.5.

Here is an example of the kind of entries we are hoping to see.

Men’s Look


Hat - Belfry Hurricane, Scarf - hatsinthebelfry.com, Khakis - target.com, Jacket - bananarepublic.com
Guys look put together when they think about how their outerwear.  This flight jacket will look great with a pair of khakis and a nice quality flat cap.  Add a little print with this dark green scarf and you have got yourself a head turning look.

Women’s Look


Hat - Belfry Eugene, Dress - anthropologie.com, Sweater - gap.com, Boots - nordstrom.com
I love to mix dressed up and casual pieces together to get a warm and cozy, yet still fashionable look.  Put this adorable dress under a big cable knit sweater, pair with some fantastic boots and top it all off with a warm alpaca knit.

PRIZE!! - The winner will receive a $50 gift card to Hats in the Belfry AND the hat they incorporated in the “Look You Love”.

ANOTHER WAY TO WIN!!!  We will also be giving away a prize for helping to support our contest.  If you “retweet” our contest link on twitter, or “share” the link on facebook, you will be entered to win a $25 gift card.

Best of Luck! - Shannon

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December Give-Away WINNER!

December 10th, 2010 | 1 Comment | Posted in Giveaway


Thank you so much to everyone who voted for their favorite Belfry Street style in our December Give-Away contest.  I am excited to annouce that the Belfry Street Reatta was the most voted for hat between votes on our blog and votes on our Facebook page!  For the next week you can get $10 off when you use discount code “REATTA10“.

I am also really excited to annouce the winners of our December Give-Away.  Congratulations to Julia Freitag, our blog winner and Mary Sengpiehl, our Facebook winner! 

Thank you all so much for your votes.  Keep checking back on the Belfry Blog for more Hat News and more chances to win some great hats!


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December Hat Give-away!

December 6th, 2010 | 30 Comments | Posted in Giveaway

Here on the Belfry Blog, we had so much fun doing our give-away in November that we decided to do one again!  But a regular give-away just wouldn’t do.  During this season of giving, we want to make sure everyone can get something.  So to keep it interesting we want your help deciding what Belfry style we should put on sale at hatsinthebelfry.com.  By doing that we will pick two lucky winners to get the hat they voted for, for FREE!

Here is how it works.  Leave a comment here to let us know which Belfry style (of the styles pictured here) is your favorite.  Or, go to our Facebook page and click “like” or leave a comment on the picture of the hat you like the best.  The hat with the most votes will be $10 off on our website for the next week.  We will randomly select one commenter from the blog and one from Facebook to win the hat they voted for.

You can vote from now until midnight on Thursday, December 9th.  Friday we will announce the winning style and the winning commenters!


Belfry Street Gibson - Olive


Belfry Street Reatta - Black


Belfry Street Concord - Brown


Belfry Street Mirada - Straw


Belfry Street Modena - Black

Good Luck! -Shannon

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Army Cap - Giveaway!

November 8th, 2010 | 25 Comments | Posted in Fashion & Style, Giveaway

This season “Military Chic” is one of the hottest trends. You can find spreads in all the major fashion mags with go-to military inspired accessories for both men and women that are must haves for this season. Big name designers like D&G, Burberry, and Marc Jacobs all showed military inspired pieces in their Fall 2010 runways. The best thing about Military style is that it is very easily incorporated into any wardrobe since most pieces are accessories that can be added to any outfit.

What items are on the lists of must haves? For men: jackets, wool and canvas, army boots, watches, shoulder bags and of course, the Military Hat!


Shoulder Bag at hatsinthebelfry.com

Women can be seen in military inspired dresses, army jackets, tall boots, aviator sunglasses and army green.



Because here at Hats in the Belfry, we care about your style, we are doing a give-away! One lucky winner will get their color choice (Grey, Khaki, or Moss) of our Belfry Street Army Cap. Just leave a comment here on what you think of Military Style from now until Sunday, November 14th and one winner will be randomly drawn and announced on Monday.


Good luck and thanks for reading!


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