National Hat Day Celebrations

Borsalino Fur Felt Fedora - The Como at HartfordYork.comAny extra special plans for today? It’s National Hat Day today and we’re in celebration mode with our Fall/Winter Clearance Sale. If you’re on the HY email list, you’ll know that we just made the annual event even better by taking an additional 10% off the sale prices (which are already reduced by up to 65%).

What better way to celebrate this special day than with the long overdue acquisition of a hat you’ve been eyeing, like that fur felt fedora The Como from Borsalino — now offered at the best price you’ll ever see?

Don’t forget to load up on shirts, pants and sweaters from designers including Robert Graham, Nat Nast and Tommy Bahama — after all, you’ll need some good-looking duds to go with all those new hats.

Take time to browse — we’ve put up quite a selection, but remember that inventory is limited so for best selection, put your order in today. Once a size, color or style is sold out, no amount of crying will help. I’ll feel for you, of course, and deeply, but it’ll still sting and you’ll have to be strong.

Happy National Hat Day!

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Steve Singer
CEO Hartford York

Published in: on January 15, 2013 at 3:19 pm  Leave a Comment  
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National Hat Day and Hat Person of the Year

Well, it’s that time of year again! National Hat Day approaches and with it The Headwear Association would like your vote for the Hat Person of the Year.

Last year, Brad Pitt took the honors, but he’s not even in the running this time. In the men’s corner for the 2011 Hat Person of the Year, the nominees are:

Hugh Jackman Johnny Depp Justin Timberlake

Cast your vote before January 15, 2011 on the homepage of The Headwear Association.

Wonder if some of the Glee cast will be featured next year? Chris Colfer, who plays Kurt Hummel, the beautiful boy with the voice of an angel, wears some pretty nifty hats in the show and Matthew Morrison (who is the teacher and Glee club leader, Will Schuester) seems to have an affinity for hats, even in his personal life.

Chris Colfer as Kurt Matthew Morrison Chris Colfer as Kurt

Also wonder why Mad Men’s Don Draper (played by Jon Hamm) isn’t a nominee? The man can rock a fedora!

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Steve Singer
CEO Hartford York

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Published in: on January 10, 2011 at 10:51 pm  Leave a Comment  

Plant A Tree For National Hat Day (or Arbor Day)

Straw Hats from Hartford York Hats - Men's Straw Scala Outback - The Scala AveryThe National Arbor Foundation ( says that the most common date for observance of National Arbor Day across the U.S. is the last Friday in April, and several U.S. presidents have proclaimed a national Arbor Day on that date. But a number of state Arbor Days are at other times to coincide with the best tree planting weather, from January and February in the south to May in the far north.

So don’t be surprised if you’re in Alaska next month, and see everybody out planting trees: Arbor Day in that state is the third Monday in May. If the need to plant trees springs upon you in mid-January, you’re in luck: the third Friday of that month has been declared Arbor Day in Louisiana.

If you think that’s confusing, National Arbor Day can be a week long, and is on different dates around the world. China‘s tree planting day is March 12, while in Tasmania, it’s some time in October.

I’m seeing a method in this mayhem here. Some planning guru’s got tree-planting advocates running all over the globe trying to catch up with all the tree-planting dates, and greening the globe as they trot.

Hey, that sounds like a pretty good marketing ploy. . . . .by the way, did you know that today’s National Hat Day? Oh yes! Absolutely. And don’t worry if you missed it — it’s a new holiday, and it lasts all year.

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Steve Singer, Marketing Genius,
CEO Hartford York

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