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  • Never Ride Alone

    With a Great Head Wrap or Biker Wrap You Never Ride Alone.

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    With a Great Head Wrap or Biker Wrap You Never Ride Alone

    The biker culture has been engrained in our culture for decades now. The biker community is as tight knit of a community as any community in the world. When bikers are together they always have each others backs. Your boys might have your back but who is protecting your head?  With a skull cap or head wrap from e4Hats.com you never ride alone. Head wraps like bandanas or skull caps are an essential part of your biker gear. A head wrap not only looks great but it protects your head from the head, from the rain, and from chafing due to your helmet. These wraps are a great way to protect your most important body part while at the same time maintaining that tough biker look. There are so many different types of head wraps out there featuring a wide variety of colors, logos, styles and materials. Keep your head protected comfortable and cool.

    2185-1268624743mWmrBeing Tough Doesn’t Mean Not Being Protected
    A head wrap is known as a “gele” and “icafu” in West Africa. They are known worn for the same function but has been adapted to biker community. Africa is one of the hottest countries in the world and they have learned a thing or two about keeping their head cool. There are two things that a biker should never leave home without, their helmet, and their protective head wrap. Proper head protection can make all the difference when it comes to life or death. You treat your Harley Davidson like it was your own child. Take care of yourself the same way. Being tough doesn’t mean not being protected. Ride smart, and never ride alone with one of the best selections of biker head wear on the internet.

    Biker Wraps to fit your Life
    What a head wrap or cap is made of makes all the difference. High quality cotton and other soft durable materials are crucial in offering your head the comfort and protection that it needs. These caps are lightweight and can be worn with or without your helmet. We have wraps and caps that are as tough as you. The best part of these wraps and caps is that they have two side tails and a knot which helps ensure that the fit is just right. There are so many different wraps available including biker, embroidered, printed, wildlife, military, flame, skull and more. We even have leather and fleece head wraps offering you maximum style and comfort. No biker should ride alone just like no biker should go without a potentially lifesaving wrap or cap.

  • Mardi Gras aka "Fat Tuesday"

    Mardi Gras in French translates to "Fat Tuesday" in English.
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    Mardi Gras is one of the rowdiest events of the year. “Mardi Gras” in French is translated as “Fat Tuesday” in English. It is a raucous and hedonistic event that is held the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. This has traditionally been the “last hurrah” before the start of the Lenten season. The event has also been referred to “Shrove Tuesday” and indulgent meals are eaten to prepare you for Lenten fasting and restraint. This is the last day of the “carnival season” and no matter what you call it, the event includes gluttonous amounts of food and sin-like behavior. The city of New Orleans is always alive, but Mardi Gras bring the city to life like never before. There are many fun hats and masks associated with the holiday and getting dressed up is half the fun.

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    The Colors of Mardi Gras

    There are three important colors associated with Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras. The first color associated with this rambunctious holiday is purple. The color purple signifies justice. The second color associated with the holiday is green signifying faith. The third major color is gold signifying power. These colors are personified on masks, cakes, parade floats, beads, clothing, tapestry and much more. These colors have been associated with the holiday since its inception. Bright colors, images, fun filled streets and great food are all a huge part of the Mardi Gras holiday. We have been celebrating "Fat Tuesday" for over a hundred years and it is one of the most entertaining, history rich events in our country's long illustrious history.

     

     

     

     

    There are many facts that you might not know about Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras)

    1) If you were not aware, Mardi Gras and "Carnival" are the same celebration.

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    2) The second little known fact is that many people think that the holiday has pagan roots. However the holiday was born due to the Catholic Church’s discouragement of sex and the eating of meat during the Lenten season.

    3) New Orleans was actually not the first host of the Mardi Gras celebration. That honor goes to the city of Mobile which would be the present day Alabama.

    4) Mardi Gras celebrations survived early efforts at suppression and this year alone one million visitors are expected in New Orleans.

    5) Small social societies like the Mistick Krewe of Comus kept the celebrations going during the battles against suppression. The year 1837 saw the first Mardi Gras street parade.

     

    mardi-gras-songs-2010_13931357086) These small societies actually did not racially integrate until 1992 when an ordinance was passed disallowing racial discrimination.

    7) Mardi Gras celebrations have occasionally been cancelled over the years. This has actually occurred 12 times since 1857 and the last time this occurred was in the year 1945.

    8) The Super Bowl in New Orleans interrupted the parade schedule and the typical 12-day parade season was expanded. Official parades have been banned from the narrow tourist filled streets of the French Quarter since the 1970’s.

     

     

     

    kingcake9) If you have not heard of King Cake, it is only eaten during Mardi Gras. The cake is made of brioche dough and is braided and filled with cinnamon. The dough is glazed like a doughnut and the glaze is made of the iconic colors including purple, green, and gold. The thing that really sets this cake apart from other baked delights is the little plastic baby that is hidden in each cake. The person who finds the baby traditionally has to buy the cake next year or host the next year’s party.

     

    The best part of Mardi Gras is dressing up in great hats and masks and just let loose. You can find a great deal of "Fat Tuesday" hats and a big selection of Masquerade masks perfect for your theme party or celebration.

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Bring on the Green

    Find your own pot of gold.

    Pot-of-Gold-Rainbow-1What is St. Patrick's Day?

    St. Patrick's Day is one of the most revered yet misunderstood holidays that we celebrate. So many people are distracted with the green beer and shots of Jameson to really take the time to understand the holiday that is St. Patrick's Day. The holiday experienced a very auspicious start. St. Patrick's Day also know as The Feast of Saint Patrick is a cultural and religious holiday that is traditionally celebrated on March 17th. Now Saint Patrick himself is known as the Patron Saint of Ireland recognized by the Catholic church. The holiday was made official in the early 17th century. That day, the lenten restrictions on eating and drinking are lifted which is how the eating and drinking in oblivion tradition started. March 17th commemorates the arrival of Christianity into Ireland and also celebrates Irish heritage and culture.

     

     

     

    public-domain-clip-art-free-st-patricks-day-clip-artThe Facts

    The holiday celebrations include festivals, parades, wearing green attire and of course drinking and eating delicious food. Did you know that the color associated with St. Patrick's Day was not always green? In fact the original color associated with the holiday was blue. The shamrock was introduced as an iconic part of the celebration and the green color was eventually adopted. Drinking beer all night is only part of the celebration. A great hat can make you look the part and inject some life into your holiday celebration. Don't get pinched for not wearing green this St. Patrick's Day.

    St. Patrick's Day Done Right

    There are many St. Patrick's Day hat style available including top hats, bowler, newsboys, plastic novelty hats, beanies, crowns and even hats with a beard attached. Each one being designed to help you celebrate St. Patrick's Day the way that it was intended...loud and over -the-top. We wish you a safe and happy St. Patrick's day holiday.

     

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  • The Hottest Hats For the Hottest Season

    Spring and summer is steadily approaching like a freight train and showing no signs of stopping.

    1-1222847524s7rlAre you ready truly prepared for what the summer has to offer? Are your barbecues ready to be lit? Have you checked the PH levels in your swimming pool? Have you brushed the dust off of your beach gear? I bet there is one thing that you might have forgotten. As summer is approaching, many people especially ladies look forward to sizzling summer fashion.

    There is probably not a better time for a woman to show off their fashion prowess than with summer fashion. A great way to add that little extra to your summer style is with a fantastic summer hat. For the hottest season of the year you need the hottest fashion of the year. You can showcase your sizzling good looks at the beach, vacations, or any other causal summer outing. These hats provide women as well as men with a stylish and classy look that will catch eyes and turn heads all summer long. Some of the great summer options out there include, straw cowboy hats, crushable wide brim hats and visors, roll up brim ladies hats, clip on visors and more. If you looking for a more elegant summer look you can find Sinamay hats, fascinator head bands, beautiful cloche hats, and so many other styles. Let’s not let girls have all the hat fun this summer there is something for the guys too. The men out there can find sun protection flap caps, ball caps, fedoras, gambler straw hats, a cowboy hat, a bucket hat, and so many other comfortable and fashionable styles.

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    There are so many different types of summer hats out there for you to choose from, it can be a daunting task for many people. The first thing that you need to consider is what you will be using the hat for. What kind of outdoor lifestyle do you lead in the summer? Are you looking for something comfortable and casual? What would go best with your current wardrobe? If you can answer these questions you can narrow down your options. There are so many different materials for you to choose from including straw, felt, Sinamay, polyester, acrylic, cotton, foam and much more. A visor is a great way to get great sun protection while maintaining a more minimalist style. If you are looking for a more over the top style than a cowboy hat would be best for you. If you are holding a fancy summertime dinner party than a Sinamay hat, wide brim ladies visor, or cloche hat might just be your cup of tea. Just like every person has a unique style and personality, so does every hat. There is the perfect summer hat out there waiting just for you.

  • The Birth of a Hat: Visor

    The visor has been a major part of summer fashion for decades.

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    The visor is one of the most recognizable hat types in the world. I am sure that most people have either worn or seen one of these versatile pieces of head wear. These hats have protected the heads and faces of people all over the world for decades. We have all seen these before but the question remains, what is a visor? The visor by definition is a crown less hat consisting of a visor or a brim that has a strap long the back that wraps around your head. The visor portion is sometimes curved or flat and the back is sometimes adjustable. The strap acts like a sweatband and a visor provides fantastic eye protection from the sunlight. The visor is more than just a boring, style-less piece of head wear. The visor has gone through a rise and fall in the fashion ranks throughout its history. The visor was invented by William Bower in London primarily for horseback riding and other active sports like golf. Visors have been made of a plethora of different materials like poly foam, heavy twill, brushed cotton, cotton twill, polyester, mesh, terry cloth and so many more delicate yet durable materials. The visor since its inception has been the go to piece of head wear for a variety of athletes and outdoor activities. The hat saw a rise in popularity in the 1980’s and was used as a vehicle for many advertising and promotional campaigns.

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    Styles:

    Choosing the right visor can sometimes be a difficult task. There are several aspects to keep in mind when looking for the perfect visor. The most important of these aspects is the individual’s personal style. The color you choose or the visor’s backing strap type can be a deal maker or deal breaker for a potential visor wearer. The intended use of the visor also factors into your choice. The material and style has to be just right for the right activity. You will find a visor available in shorter and longer brim styles as well as in a variety of heights and thicknesses of the crown. A visor today is available in so many great styles like brushed sports, cotton sports, mesh, bow back, adjustable, braided straw, and clip-on and more. If you love playing tennis and can’t get enough of the sun then a tennis visor will quickly become your new best friend. Visors have been around for decades now, and while the styles and colors may have changed, what has stayed true is the fabulous sun protection that they provide.

    Antique_Clock_FaceThe Future...

    The visor has been and will continue to be a popular accessory. Especially if you are looking to print or embroider a sports team or any other logo onto. They are great for promotional campaigns and are simple and versatile hats that offer both impeccable style and superior sun protection, for your head and the rest of your face. Starting from the day of the visor's inception  all the way to today, the benefits of a visor have not changed only the style. It is becoming common knowledge nowadays that we must keep ourselves protected from the sun’s harmful rays. The sun’s rays have been known to have a negative impact on your skin as well as your vision. The UV rays from the sun can be a damaging force and have been known to cause certain cancers. Protection from these UV rays is important for both young and old. A visor works great in protecting not only your head but your eyes, nose, cheeks and the rest of your face. Some visors today are made of special material designed to give you even more SPF coverage from the sun. You will find a visor’s protection rating by looking at the specifications information. You can find a great visor selection here at e4Hats.com. Visors have been used in outdoor sports for years and years and the style has remained true since day one and will continue to be a great stylish and functional hat option for UV protection.

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    A visor is worn usually during warm and strenuous activities and can quickly become soiled with sweat and dirt that accumulates on the hat. There are a variety of different methods available that can be used to clean the hat while also maintaining the visor’s shape. With so many options available just choose the right option for you. You can hand wash your visor simply with mild detergent, water, an old toothbrush, some stain removing pre-treatment and a small bowl. You can also use an optional hat rack to help the visor keeps its shape. Fill the bowl with water and some of the detergent. Use the toothbrush to gently spot treat the visor being sure not to soak the visor. Rinse with clean water and air dry using the hat form mold if you have one. Machine washing is another option and purchasing a hat form mold is a great option for machine washing. These molds help the hat keep its shape during the wash cycle. Make sure to use the gentle wash cycle and air-dry the hat when complete.

     

    Here are some additional common hat care tips:

    • Every hat will develop its own personality and style with time. Small marks on the hat are all part of the hats life cycle and only add to its authenticity.
    • All hats can be treated with a waterproof spray if necessary
    • Some hats might shrink if they are exposed to high heat, or left out exposed to sunlight
    • A stiff brim allows your hat to be shape the way that you would like, but some hats feature a flexible brim that allows the hat to be crushed.
    • If you do not have a hat form place the hat on a bowl while it dries to keep its form.

     

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