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GL NYC Hats by Gabriel Liberty
While Pharrell may be able to pull off vintage Vivienne Westwood hats—no matter how Smokey the Bear they look—those just warming up to headwear beyond baseball caps and beanies are in need of something that's contemporary yet wearable. Enter GL NYC...
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Knit Merino Wool Hats from Rustic Threads
Inside a small boutique called The End, in the arid desert of Old Town Yucca Valley, CA, we stumbled upon some hats that beckoned to be touched and held. The hats are knitted by Taylor Elyse Compton, a Joshua Tree resident, who has a small studio...
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Playful Headpieces from Benoit Missolin
Over the past decade, London-based French designer Benoit Missolin, who calls Christian Lacroix a mentor, has eschewed traditional hat shapes for statement-making headpieces that cause a double take. From lambskin leather bunny ears to gigantic...
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Industrial Fashion's Non-Fashion Hat
Spotted during this year's London Design Festival at RCA's Big Small show, which delved into contemporary contradictions, were some hats—striking in their simplicity. They're the debut product from newly launched label Industrial Fashion, dreamed...
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Commute in Style with Bandbox Bike Helmets
The struggle between choosing style or safety now has one potential solution: the Bandbox bike helmet. Not only is it smaller than the average helmet, the Bandbox is designed to be disguised by a variety of different hat covers. From sewing each...
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Satya Twena Sunhats
Known for her old-school methodology and handcrafted toppers, NYC-based milliner (and a CH favorite) Satya Twena is at it again with a line of sunhats that do more than make a beach-friendly statement. Launched this week on Kickstarter, Twena’s new...
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Cool Hunting Video: Satya Twena Hats
When in Manhattan's Garment District recently, we toured a traditionally run hat factory that's dedicated to truly handmade, local products. Guided by owner and milliner Satya Twena—who raised enough money to save the factory from closing just a...
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SuperDuper Handmade Hats
When we think of Made in Italy, we usually assume that family traditions, ancient techniques and heritage are naturally involved. SuperDuper Handmade Hats are the exception. The Florence-based company produces entirely handmade hats using unique...
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Cool Hunting Video: H E I D I L E E
by Granny Cart Productions When we imagine a hat-maker, a cigar-smoking old craftsman with steam presses and piles of felt make up the image that jumps to mind. Our recent visit with H E I D I L E E founder Heidi Lee turned that notion upside...
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ThirtyTwo Hood Rat Collection
Each year around this time a sleepy mountain town in Oregon explodes with snow deprived youth with one thing on their mind: snowboarding. As the only lift-serviced ski field open year-round in North America, Mt. Hood hosts thousands of boarders each...
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Himo
by Jason Kenny In the bustling Neukölln area of Berlin, about a block down from a stretch of small bars on Weserstrasse, milliner Mimosa Pale creates irreverent hats in her small studio and shop, Himo. The name of the store comes from the...
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Coal + Otter Wax 5 Panel Hat Collaboration
Yes, it does rain more often than not in the Pacific Northwest, but that doesn't mean you can't get out and enjoy the wilderness. To outfit all-weather adventurers this spring, Seattle-based hat brand Coal teamed up with their Portland neighbors...
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Designer Baseball Caps
Whether it's box-fresh with the stickers on or a trusty worn-in snapback, there are a million beloved ways to wear a baseball cap. Fitted or adjustable? Flat- or curve-brimmed? The rules go on, but this season's batch of designer caps break as much...
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D'emploi Accessories
When we last caught up with Kyle Mosholder, the designer behind the one-man brand D'emploi, he had just rolled out the heavy duty Pilot Duffle. Now, D'emploi introduces a short line of accessibly priced accessories including a leather dog collar...
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Kreuz Headwear
A crown of pine trees beside a blue river, a fox snuggled up against an oak tree, a little fawn proudly standing in a lace tutu, a fluffy merino wool elephant watching your back with his long trunk—what may sound like a child's daydreams are...
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Winter Hats
Just because winter bitterness is descending doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your style to stay warm. In fact, it's best to embrace the weather and let your wardrobe do its job. Layering up is only half the solution as you can lose over 50% of...
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Mood NYC
"By giving our artists and designers control and not trying to fit their work into a preconceived idea of what Mood is we hope to produce genuine products that bring something new to skateboarding." -Calvin Waterman When designers and lifelong...
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Otaat
Growing up designer Albert Chu's mother would often remind him to slow down and work through tasks one at a time. This mindful approach to reducing stress made a lasting impression on young Chu's creative mind, so much so that he's named his most...
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DeadSnap Snapbacks
While cooler temperatures have pleasantly rolled through NYC, our friends at Wintercheck Factory just released five new snapback caps for a final push of summer vibes that will wear well into the next season. The DeadSnap hats are made with '90s...
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Publish Collaborations
Making a case for the value of a good collaboration is LA-based fashion brand Publish. After dropping their well-recieved "Good Moods" collection just two weeks ago the label teamed up with NYC's premiere lifestyle boutique Reed Space and Hawaii...
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Five-Panel Hats
The hot summer sun calls for a hat that blocks out rays without overheating your head. Find solace in the unstructured fit of the five-panel cap—by design this style favors lightweight fabrics and a slimmer silhouette, making it an ideal option...
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Cap-Sac Visors
When we first discovered Cap-sac, our dork sides fell in love with their fanny pack hats decked out in retro neon hues. Since then, the company has branched out into hats for kids and actual fanny packs. Looking ahead to summer 2012, the company...
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Cap-Sac Kids
Turning the classic fanny pack on its head, Cap-Sac Kids' new Zippy Cap is designed to give children the freedom to roam around hands-free while carrying essential supplies, like crayons or a note from Mom. The lid sports a sturdy zipper and a fuss...
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