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  • Your New Favorite Hat: The Fedora

    The most comfortable hat in the world.

    Gangster mugshot 1920sI don’t always wear hats, but when I do, I wear a fedora. If you have never experienced the joy that a fedora brings, do yourself a favor and give one a try. A fedora is a versatile hat that can be worn casually but can also be added to your dressier wardrobe. The fedora hat is making comeback in a big way in the world of modern fashion. This style is popular now more than ever. Celebrities like Bruno Mars have brought the fedora back into the public eye. Boasting a naturally upturned brim and a hat band around the crown of the hat, it offers you the vintage yet modern look that fedora wearers love.

    There are not too many hats out there that have such a long and storied history than the fedora. The hat early on became synonymous with the image of a 1930’s gangster. While the gangsters did a great deal to influence the public image of the fedora they were not its inventor. That distinction belongs to Sarah Bernhardt. She was the star of an aptly named play entitled “Fedora” in which she wore the hat in 1889. Bernhardt’s popularity helped make the hat and integral part of the female wardrobe during the 19th century all the way up to today. The fedora’s flexible nature the allowed it to be shaped and dented to the wearer’s liking helped symbolized the wearer’s aversion to the conformity of society. A fedora is one of many styles of hats that are enjoyed by both men and women in any season.

     

     

     

     

     

    Mug Shots 1920sThe number one aspect of a hat that dictates how comfortable a hat is going to be is the material. Fedoras are found in a wide variety of materials including acrylic, cotton, nylon, linen, polyester, straw, wool and more. Certain people are adversely affected by certain materials so be sure to check your allergies before choosing a hat type. Each material offers the wearer a different style and comfort level. If you were on the fence about being a hat person, a fedora might just push you over the edge. The materials, the styles, and the form and function truly make the fedora hat, the most comfortable hat in the world.

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  • Forget the Chips and Soda, Bring Some Smiles to your Next Party

    You will be amazed at how much, fun, smiles, and laughter an awesome novelty hat can bring to your next party or special event.

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    People have been wearing fun costume hats for centuries now. From the early Mayan civilizations to the theme parties of today. Novelty costume hats are not just for Halloween anymore. Any of these would be perfect for festivals, holidays, theme parties and so much more. Just like a person, every hat has a unique personality. Accentuate your personality with a fun novelty hat. The best gift you can receive is a gift that you didn’t even know you wanted. Every crazy hat out there holds a special place in so many hearts. When you find out what is really out there, you will be overwhelmed with how many incredible hats exist.  Novelty hats are suitable for crazy costume parties and Halloween as well. You can accessorize your outfit with a silly, goofy look. The amount of fun you will have with these creative novelty hats is only limited by your imagination.

    Shamrock_Cartoon_1 St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner and it is my personal favorite time of the year to get all decked out in green gear. Sure, these hats might be a little over the top, but it is all part of the St. Patrick's Day tradition. Celebrate with some green beer, corn beef and cabbage and a killer St. Patrick's Day hat.

    There are so many great hats to choose from including, Jester hats, food hats, Animal hats, Birthday hats, Pimp hats, and much more. One of the most popular novelty hats out there this season has been the animal hat. There are so many warm comfy animal hats out there it can be hard to choose. You’ll find bear, rabbit, panda, dog, raccoon, bunny, and so many other animals. If you are looking to help celebrate a holiday or a special event you should shop for a holiday and theme hat including most of the major holidays including, St. Patrick’s Day, Independence Day, Mardi Gras, Christmas, New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, 4th of July and many more. These hats are not just for children, they are available in both youth and adult sizes. Don’t settle for a mundane and boring holiday or special event. Kick it up several notches with a fun novelty hat that will not only make you the life of the party, but will bring smiles to the face of everybody that sees you.

     

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  • The Birth of a Hat: Ball Cap

    The Baseball cap is one of America's most iconic hats.

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    The baseball cap has had a storied history. The baseball cap has become an American icon over the last century or so. The baseball cap is the only hat style that was born in America. The ball cap was brought into prominence by the famous by early baseball players. Many people quickly took to the idea of a baseball cap because they could show their love of their favorite team with the world. The early baseball cap turned out to be the perfect fit for the country at the time. The hat was simple, the hat was functional and it was a new style unique to Americans. At the time Baseball was just starting to become America’s pastime and the ball cap was a part of the team’s uniform and fans wanted to look like their favorite ball players. The baseball cap was soon adopted in other sports like basketball, football, NASCAR and many other sports. The hats enabled fans to show their fanaticism for their favorite team in a comfortable and fashionable way.

    1937_Major_League_Baseball_All-Star_sluggersThe baseball cap would quickly evolve from its early inception. It was not long until farmers, truckers, laborers and the average American adopted these hats into their everyday wardrobe. The baseball cap would reach the peak of its popularity in the 80’s and 90’s and the hat became a hot fashion item. This increased popularity was due to early hip hop artists incorporating the baseball cap into their style. Just like many other classic American items like baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, and NASCAR, the baseball cap was engrained in American culture for over half a decade now. It became a symbol of America. You could walk along any street in America and see someone with a baseball cap on their head and tennis shoes on their feet.


     

     

     

     

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    There are so many styles of baseball caps available today. You can find adjustable and fitted caps available in so many different colors and designs. If you like simpler designs, you can find solid color hats perfect for any occasion. You can find baseball caps with every logo and design imaginable, that can help you show support to your favorite team, support a cause that you believe strongly in, or even just to look ridiculously good. The ball cap is one of the most casual caps in existence and can be worn at almost any event. Fitted caps give your hat a glove like feeling on your head. This is the best way to get a hat that fits you exactly the way that you want. If you like adjustable hats that is another great option but lacks the visual appeal that a fitted hat offers. The hat has evolved over the last 50 years. No matter what happens in the future, the baseball cap will always be synonymous with America and our culture.

     

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    Nowadays you will have a hard time looking in any closet in America and not finding at least one baseball cap in the closet. Embroidery has evolved so much in the last 50 years and caps are embroidered with almost any design or logo that you can imagine. Baseball caps today are used to show the world what team or brand you love and support. The hats in a way turn the wearer into a walking billboard. People could tell the world so much about them just by the hat they were wearing on their head. I don’t know if Babe Ruth knew that the baseball hat would evolve this far. The baseball cap is and will always be a simple functional part of our America’s wardrobe and American culture. A baseball cap is almost as synonymous with American culture as apple pie.  The baseball cap has come a long way and it will always hold a special place in the heart of hat lover everywhere.

     

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    Baseball caps are pretty simple to care for. Taking great care of your hat can help your hat last well beyond its years. Almost any hat you might own today is most likely made of these common materials, cotton, twill, polyester, or jersey. Most of these hats have a plastic form but some might still have the cardboard brim. You can purchase wash molds designed to help your hat keep its shape during the wash, but even just throwing your hat in the washer or even the dishwasher can give you the same results. If you would like to test your individual hat put in in the wash either by itself or with like colored items just in case you get color bleed from your hat. When washing your baseball cap you should always use cold water and be sure to never use any kind of bleach or bleach based product. These products can cause discoloration. When it comes to drying, the best method is to simply air-dry your hat. The dryer might cause shrinking or material degradation. Check your hat’s tag for more information about materials and washing instructions.

     

     

     

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    Here are some 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.
    • The dishwasher is another viable option for washing a hat but can sometimes fade the colors of the hat,
    • Dry cleaning is also a cheap and effective way to keep your ball cap clean
    • If you are completely lost about hat care check the tag to find washing instructions
  • 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.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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