Know what completes almost any outfit and can be worn tirelessly, from season to season no matter the weather nor the year? An exceptionally well-made, sturdy and durable, classic hat.
We've long been fans of the oldest hat shop in NYC, JJ Hat Center, and their massive, diverse collection of gorgeous, stylish toppers. JJ's not only designs and creates their own custom collections by famed in-house milliner, Ryan Wilde, using hand-turned wooden blocks from the 1800s, but the shop also regularly brings in other handmade styles scattered about the USA and Europe for the most vibrant curation of styles. JJ's actively uses their own machinery and hand-stitching techniques that have been perfected since their 1911 opening on 5th Avenue. The shop space is beautiful; catering to that old New York luxury, and the staff maintains expert millinery knowledge. Regardless of whether the hats are custom made in-house or carefully selected from afar, all 10,000 of their offerings are responsibly made with materials of the highest quality. We also love JJ's Hats because of their price tags. Nowhere else in New York can you find seriously cool, classically handmade headwear for such a steal. Hardly seems fair. But we are definitely not complaining.