How to Wear a Cloche Hat with Style

With the popularity of period pieces set in the 1920s, we've seen a resurgence in Cloche Curiosity, and while often the charm of these classic hats is cause of immediate joy, the question we get a lot almost immediately after is: "But where would I wear this?"

Well, let's find out!

How To Wear A Pork Pie Hat

Pork pie hats, with their low-profile telescope crowns and supple stingy brims, are as classy and classic as the fedora. It's a hat that has range and staying power through years, spanning from the silent film era of Buster Keaton, to jazz musician Lester Young, even into modern pop culture with fictional characters like Walter White, from the Breaking Bad series.

They are a tried and true favorite and ours, and we hope you give them a try! Here's some quick tips with how to incorporate them into your style.

How to Reshape a Felt Hat

From travels to storage off season, to adventures anew, you begin to notice your hat is picking up creases and dents, wrinkles and folds where maybe there hadn't been any before, but don't fret!

Getting a felt hat back to its old appearance isn't impossible, and may just require a bit of steam and waiting! Here's a quick guide to reclaiming the shape of your hat.

Understanding the Different Grades of Panama Straw
Some time ago we wrote an article about panama straw hats, but we thought now would be a good time to go back and to talk specifically about the different grades of panama straw. There are two major grading systems used for panama straw, fine, extra fine, etc, and also a number grade. The subjectivity of the fine, extra fine, system leads to some problems, and then we’ll move onto the number grading, and how exactly that is defined.
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 to a wide range of headwear and materials.
4 Tips to Pick The Perfect Kentucky Derby Hat

4 Tips to Pick The Perfect The Kentucky Derby Hat

The “Run for the Roses” is one of the biggest global sporting events of the year. But to many folks, the race is tangential to the “scene to be seen” party: a unique fashion show for beautiful – and sometimes over the top – women’s dress hats. With the race nearing the proverbial home stretch, here are some tips to help you find the perfect Kentucky Derby hat for the infield, grandstand or just to dress up for a backyard Triple Crown Party at a friend’s house.

  1. Shop Style, Shop Quality
Types of Fedoras
Fedoras are extremely fashionable and useful for just about any occasion. They are a signature and staple for anyone interested in hats, and you can be sure they'll keep you covered for many years to come! Here's some of the varieties of fedoras you'll find with us here at Hats in the Belfry.