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The History of Fedoras – Everything You’ve Wanted To Know About This Timeless Hat

According to commonly cited accounts, "fedora" became part of the vernacular in 1887. There was an extremely popular play of the day called Fedora with the titular character named Fédora Romanoff. The playwright derived the name from the Greek word theodoros, which literally means "gift of God." As part of her costume, Fédora

March 8th, 2018|Men's Hats|

Off to the Races! The History of Kentucky Derby Hats

The First Kentucky Derby When Colonel M. Lewis Clark, Jr. founded the Kentucky Derby, he never could have imagined how much fashion would be tied to its popularity. Before the Derby began, races in America were identified with gambling and drinking and not seen as appropriate places for women and children. Mr. Clark sought to

April 4th, 2017|Fashion & Style, Hats in the News, Trend Watch, Women's Hats|

Fabulous Fascinators: Small Hat Styles that Will Dazzle at the Races

Top off the perfect dress and heels with the ultimate tiny hat. While they may be small, fascinators make a big statement. Wear a colorful, feathery design at the races or opt for understated lace in lieu of a bridal veil. Whatever the occasion, a fascinator is a quick way to add instant charm while

Big Brim for the Big Race: Gorgeous Ladies’ Derby Hats

Channel your inner Audrey Hepburn at this year’s Kentucky Derby and be the talk of Louisville. Hats are the defining apparel for the Derby and one of the most fun parts about planning your trip. A big brim hat is the ultimate in sophistication and style. Rotate your large hat with your pillboxes and fascinators,

Style Guide: Kentucky Derby Hats for Men

Before you place your first bet or sip a mint julep, make sure that you are dressed the part for this year’s Kentucky Derby. When planning your trip to Louisville, get a classic hat to top off the rest of your ensemble. Hats in the Belfry has a range of classic styles that will pair

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