Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Hat's Off !

So, as I've been marathoning through season after season of Mad Men for the past weeks, I'm constantly inspired by the wardrobe selections -- Don Draper's especially. Pretty much all of the props are pretty delectable and have made it on my "must have this ting" list.
From the old typewriters to the essentials of the 60's era nuclear household inspired kitchens, I find the style of Mad Men overall to be quite delicious and aesthetically pleasing. Though I can do without all the smoke and chauvinism, the suits, the hats, even the cars are things that should and have not ever really gone out of style. What has gone out of style a bit is combining all of these factors of 50's and 60's business man style looks into one ferocious throw back invention. One may get stared at a lot if he/she stepped onto the subway looking like Draper... That being said, beg to differ on some occasions. I do see people taking either fedora's or fancy oxfords and incorporating these items into their own style. This can either turn out to be a desperately awful failed wardrobe, or a nice companion to a suitable dressed down yet borderline unique way of showing off your personal taste.
Enough of me rambling, let's get to the links:

Here, you can find a not-so-intense-draper-inspired hat. It's not a fedora, but a nicely styled four corners pork pie in fur felt (multiple color options) and a 1 1/2" brim topped off by a blocked diamond shaped crown. Fantastic, no?! Pick one up at J.J. Hat Center, New York's oldest hat store @ 310 5th Ave or visit their online store here. This one'll put you back $200 -- but let me tell you, it's worth every penny.

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