Hats have been around as long as anyone can remember. Humans took the first opportunity they could to protect themselves from the elements and later to signify classes and religions. Hats served as markers of personage and condemnation alike, allowing us to easily classify the wearer’s intentions. Today, however, hats are here less to make us stand out in a predetermined way and more to allow us to add a personal touch to our wardrobes, highlighting our individuality and unique styles.
Maybe you’re heading to a social event, something casual in the backyard. A flat cap, like a newsboy hat or an ivy hat will do the trick. The woolen, simple design is the ideal middle ground between formal and totally casual, and there are enough styles that you can still make your favorite outfit pop. Speaking of popping, have you thought about what you’ll wear to your next music festival or perhaps the next summer adventure? Beach hats, sun hats, summer hats, you name it — there are plenty of options for every sort of occasion where frolicking in the sun is on the agenda.
If you’re into frolicking, and we mean really having a good time, consider picking up a Kentucky Derby hat and sipping a julep the next time you have an opportunity. Nothing says sophisticated yet devilishly stylish like a fresh fedora hat or homburg. Of course, there are always floppy hats and wide brim hats to mix things up a little. Maybe even something crushable so you can travel lightly and flexibly.
And of course, there would be no special Sunday event — church, Easter, a wedding, perhaps — complete without a piece of headwear that glistens and shines among the crowd. Because felt or straw, wool or knit, your weekend best just isn’t quite your best without a hat to accompany you for the ride. For those weekend excursions look no further than a fine woven raffia item, or a simple, yet elegant dress hat.
Not dressing to the nines but looking to go ninety knots this weekend? Try your luck with something a little nautical, like a boater hat, captain’s hat, fisherman’s hat, or sailor hat. If the water isn’t your thing, a pork pie or bowler hat can really liven up your session on the porch rocking chair or game of croquet out on the back lawn with friends.
Whatever your occasion or persuasion, let Tenth Street be your designer hat destination.