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  • Birth of a Hat: Ivy Cap and Ascot

    The ivy cap has had quite an interesting history. cabbie capOrigins:

    The hat style was born all the way back in the 14th century in North England and some parts of Southern Italy. The ivy cap itself is a rounded men’s hat with a small stiff brim in the front. The caps were soon worn in the 19th century by immigrants coming from Scotland and other parts of Europe, usually by people of the working class. The hats were worn almost exclusively by men throughout Britain and Ireland. Around the start of the 20th century the ivy hat began to be worn as part of the upper class school uniform. More ornate and high quality designs began to become available for the upper class English men. These fancier ivy cap styles began to be known as golf caps. Ivy and ascot caps are made primarily of tweed, leather, or cotton and some even have air vents on them. An ascot hat is similar to any ivy cap but is distinguished by its hardness and its round shape. Both the ivy and ascot styles feature a unique elegant style that ivy and ascot enthusiasts love. These hats were versatile because members of the working class loved these hats and the higher-end style caps were loved by the upper class as well.



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    These hats are readily available in many new designs and styles but the classic form remains. Whether you loved the simpler original designs, or are looking for the older brother of the ivy and ascot hat, the “golf cap” the hat offers and fashionable and sharp style that so many people still love today. You can even find poly woven, side adjustable, herringbone, felt, and plaid styles here on The ivy and ascot cap is one of the most iconic hat types in all of the hat world. Images of the 1920's and 30's would be nothing without these time tested hats. Nowadays you can find so many patterns, materials, and fits the ivy and ascot hats have surely evolved.




    Eternal_clockThe Future:

    These hats remain popular even today especially in select areas of Europe and North America. The ivy and ascot hat styles continue to grow in popularity as the days go on. The hat, at first typically associated more with older men has recently become more popular with more of the youth of America. Hollywood and many musicians have adopted the ivy cap style into their wardrobe. Recent hip hop artists have even started wearing ivy caps. With this recent injection of youth this hat style is sure to continue to grow far into the future. The ivy and ascot hat has grown and evolved over its lifetime and is committed to offering you the best, and most recently styles of ivy and ascot available today. Click the link below to browse of selection of ivy and ascot caps.




    Show Your Hat Some Love:

    You should take great care when it comes to washing your ivy, ascot or other flat cap. First you should read the label and see what the material or individual hat washing instructions are. When it comes to these delicate hat types hand washing is almost always preferred over a machine. Use a cotton swab and some liquid dish soap to remove stubborn stains. Use a damp cloth to remove any excess soap particles. If you have a lint roller use that to remove any lint particles or you can even just use a piece of tape. If you hat is leather use a soft cotton cloth for cleaning. When you are cleaning your hat, be sure to rub gently in circular motions. Vigorous rubbing can permanently break down the fabric fibers of the hat. If you must machine wash your hat, be sure to do it in the dishwasher and not your typical washing machine. Air-dry your hat after washing by pulling it over a hat shape holder and setting it on a flat surface out of direct sunlight.


    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.
    • 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 hat clean
    • If you are completely lost about hat care check the tag to find washing instructions


  • Big Size Hats For Big Heads

    Being blessed with an above average sized head can be a curse more than a blessing.

    sad-child-portraitIt is a sad day in the world when those who were born with above average heads cannot find a great hat that fits. Many use the term "blessed" when it comes to their head size but for many people it has become more of a curse than a blessing. Finding big size hats that fits you just right can be a most difficult endeavor. Even when you find a hat that fits you, your options have been so limited that you have maybe 5 or 10 hats to choose from.


    As an individual with an above average size head I have know what you might be going through and have personally been going through for the majority of my life. I was surprised at how many big size hat styles are actually available. I have found that is one of the biggest suppliers of big size hats, and they have even had many hat styles custom made to include sizes up to 3XL. Turn that frown upside down because you shouldn’t have to make style sacrifices just because you were born with a bigger head than most. It might seem like such a simple thing but finding a hat that I can finally wear is incredible.

    Happy_child_finds_joyYou can rejoice, your search for a great hat might just be over. There are so many different hat types available in size up to 3XL. If baseball caps are something that you love you will find hundreds, if you are looking for a winter hat like a beanie or trooper hat you’ll find that too. Outdoor hats like bucket hats and flap caps can also be found in sizes up to 3XL. There truly is a hat for any occasion. You can find newsboy caps, cadet caps, a fedora, ivy cap, or even a top hat. We have been denied great hats for so long, I am happy that a store finally decided to do something about. You know what they say about guys with a big head? They wear big size hats.

    about_us_img1_1I never thought I would ever find the perfect hat but now I think that I just might have.
    Often times, bigger sizes mean poor quality elastic bands or super-sized floppy hats that look horrible and fit even worse. I have not found that at, these are the same high quality hats as the “regular” sizes. I am a big fan of baseball caps especially the fitted ones. The adjustable hats are great but nothing feels quite like a fitted cap. The second I put the cap on my head I knew I have finally found a reprieve from my hat conundrum. Never again will I be denied a killer hat due to the massive cranium that I was blessed with. No longer is it a curse but it has finally become a blessing again.




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  • The Birth of a Hat: Trucker Hat

    The trucker hat is still a relative newcomer in the world of hats.

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    A trucker cap, at first designed for farmers, truck drivers, and other rural workers would evolve into much more.  The back mesh allowed the worker’s heads to breathe in the hot weather and kept them cool. The hat, at first was called a “feed” cap. They were used for promotional giveaways. The original styles of these caps had company logos that were either printed or featured a sewn on patch. Companies such as John Deere or other local stores used these hats for promotional purposes. The trucker hat, very similar to a baseball cap really gained ground in the year 2000. The hat style struck a chord with the youth of America. The hat grew in popularity with the rise of skateboarding and the skateboarding culture. The youth of America with the help of many Hollywood celebrities like Ashton Kutcher, Pharell Williams and Justin Timberlake brought trucker hats to new heights of popularity. Many other celebrities have donned the trucker hat throughout its history.





    Trucker hats today are available in so many unique colors and styles. Trucker hats may have started as an early promotional item, but now they feature every design, logo, or message that you can think of. The traditional mesh style stays the same but the styles can change. These hats were popularized early on by the youth and their popularity has continued to grow into 2013. The trucker hat is the most versatile and comfortable hat style available today.

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    Eternal_clockThe Future:  The trucker hat is still a fairly new hat style. It would not hit its original target the way that it was initially intended but the youth and Hollywood has turned the trucker hat into one of the most popular hat types in the world. Its versatile styling and ability to be printed on has made it a popular hat choice for advertisers, businesses, and the youth of America. With so many styles, colors and designs to choose from the trucker hat will only continue to grow in popularity and be a mainstay here at Many people believe that the trucker hat is just a fad and will be gone as quickly as it came but we  personally see the trucker hat sticking around for a long time to come.






    heart-of-heartsShow Your Hat Some Love:

    Caring for your trucker hat is very similar in the way that you would take care of any other baseball hat. Trucker hats are more fragile than other baseball hats and are best washed by hand in your sink with soap and warm water. Towel-dry your hat and stuff the interior of the hat with other towels or something that helps the hat keep its shape. Buying a plastic hat mold can allow you to wash your hat in the dishwasher and helps your hat keep its shape. Simply let your trucker hat air dry for the best results.







    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.
    •    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 hat clean
    •    If you are completely lost about trucker hat care check the tag to find washing instructions

  • Your New Favorite Hat: The Fedora Hat

    The most comfortable hat in the world.

    Gangster mugshot 1920sI don’t always wear hats, but when I do, I wear a fedora hat. 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 hat 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 fedora 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. Fedora hats 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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  • Party Hat People: Novelty Hat

    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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