There’s Nothing Worse Than a Cheap Hat

JB Stetson Linen Trilby - The GenevaThere’s nothing more insulting in this world than a cheap hat.

I’m not talking just inexpensive. I’m talking poor quality, lousy material and lack of workmanship.

When you see well-made clothing on a person–clothes that fit properly and are nice to look at–but the outfit is topped off with a cheap hat, not only does the hat itself look awful but it brings the overall look of the entire ensemble down to that level.

As a matter of fact, I’d rather see no hat at all on a person than a cheap hat.

On the other hand, if you top a nondescript choice of outfit with a quality hat (like the trilby shown here), you gain a real sense of style. And remember, you don’t have to pay the earth for a quality hat!

Thanks for reading,
Steve Singer
Man of Quality and CEO Hartford York

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Published in: on April 29, 2009 at 9:24 pm  Comments (1)  

Do You Fondle Your Hat?

Men's Brent Black Hand-Woven Straw Fedora Panama - The Montecristi ClassicThe obvious answer here is: sure, who doesn’t?

Hat makers and wearers take pride in not only the look of their hat, but the feel of the material too. When straw feels like fine linen you’ve probably got a Montecristi Panama hat, the kind where the hat bodies are woven over hundreds of hours by master weavers in the village of Montecristi. With milliner Brent Black, you’ve also got a guy who is so dedicated to perfection of the craft that he actually selects–in person–those hat bodies which he’ll shape and block by hand.

So next time you’re asked if you fondle your hat, you can be proud to say: Of course I do, don’t you?

Thanks for reading,
Steve Singer
CEO Hartford York

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