Best hat shopping in NY, where

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  1. matcha

    matcha Well-Known Member

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    Want to shop in NYC for fedoras and tweed caps. Suggestions?
     
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    mcarthur Senior member

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    Wonderful selection of hats at J & J Hats on Fifth Avenue between 323rd and 33th Street.
     
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    matcha Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the web site. I had previously Googled for the name and came up empty handed.

    What is the name of the owner, manager, or most knowledgable salesman?
     
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    mcarthur Senior member

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    This seems to be our personal website. It is good to know that their are other members on our website who wear fedora. The sales person I have been working with is Jose.
     
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    Phil Senior member

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    I buy all my tweed wool caps at Paul Stuart. They have an amazing selection. They have fedoras too, in 3 different varieties - Borsolino, for I think $285.00 (brown, rust, black), Trilby, in the same colors, for about $200.00, and crushables, in about 10 colors, for abotu $200.00.
     
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    There is also Hatshop/Worth & Worth ( http://www.hatshop.com ). They're not a storefront but have a showroom on the third floor, so you'd never see the place in passing. I went there once, on the recommendation of a forum member, and the gentleman who works there (and whose name I forget) spent a lot of time finding the right fit and style for my face and complexion. I didn't end up buying anything as I'm not sure if a hat is really my style yet.
     
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    Leo Jay Senior member

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    There used to be a place on... 43rd(?) and Madison years ago -- was it Worth & Worth? I don't recall how extensive their collection was, and I have no idea if it's still there.
     
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    Unfortunately, Worth & Worth has met untimely demise like most stores that specialize in fedora.
     
  10. Mark Seitelman

    Mark Seitelman Senior member

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    Other hat venues:

    1. Jay Kos--Lock and Borsalino hats. Used to have Rod Springer formerly of JJ Hats and Tripler's hat department. Don't know if he's still there. Generally good selection. BTW, hats was one of Kos's specialties.

    2. H. Herzfeld--I believe has Lock. Cannot comment.

    3. The stores selling hats but without a hat specialist (in other words, hit and miss):

    a) Bergdorf Goodman Men--has Borsalino and Stetson.

    b) Barney's

    c) Brooks--Has Borsalino.

    d) J. Press--Has caps and Irish walking hats (the kind that Sen. Moynihan wore).

    4. I have heard that there is an excellent hat store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It is listed in the Manhattan phone book.

    Good luck.
     
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    I have a Borsalino I got from a Chicago store called Hats Plus and a Worth & Worth fedora mail-ordered from the W&W/HatShop website. Other hatshops/makers you might want to consider: (1) Bencraft Hatters - This is the hatshop in Brooklyn someone mentioned. I believe it was in a GQ article a few years back. Apparently the owner Stanley Goldstein has been selling Borsalinos for decades. (2) Arnold Hatters - NYC (3) Makins - Factory in NYC but need to order thru retailer (4) Dave Brown Hats - Rochester NY
     
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    Unfortunately, Worth & Worth has met untimely demise like most stores that specialize in fedora.

    The only demise of Worth and Worth is the quality of commercialism. Orlando is still around and kicking and offering an alternative Rabbit felt to Borsalino .
     

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