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How To Clean A Straw Hat

One of the big drawbacks for a straw hat is that it is difficult to take care of. At least, this is the perception. Compared to a fur felt hat, certainly, the straw hat is not nearly as durable or as forgiving of wear and tear, but then again, nearly nothing is. When it

April 30th, 2019|Spring & Summer Hats|

Three Hats to Wear to the Preakness

  The time of year is finally upon us when people start to think seriously what hat they are going to wear to the Preakness. The number and style of men’s hats are vast on their own, and the nitty gritty of what is correct and what is not is a little more vague,

March 25th, 2019|Women's Hats|

The Cloche: The Most Versatile Women’s Hat?

One of the most consistently popular styles of the last century, the cloche hat remains one our most popular women’s hat as well. Inseparable, in our minds, from the fedora, which also rose to popularity in the early part of the twentieth century, the cloche suffered less from a rise and fall in popularity,

March 18th, 2019|Women's Hats|

Designer Spotlight: Giovannio Hats

A longtime partner of Hats in the Belfry, Giovannio hats is an important part of our collection, and adds welcome variety to the spring/ summer options. The history of Giovannio is a long one, a history that respects the tradition of hats, and loves fine textiles. They provide a good product at an excellent

February 18th, 2019|Women's Hats|

Straw Fedora Hats: The Difference Between Good, Better & Best

Nothing says summer like a straw fedora. The iconic style, the unparalleled comfort, and the practical applications of the summer straw hat cannot be sufficiently enumerated upon, but that’s not going to keep me from trying. While “straw hats” sounds like it should mean something specific, a hat made of straw, rather it refers

February 4th, 2019|Men's Hats|

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