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One of the new hats we predict to be a top seller this summer is the Dobbs Center Dent Shantung Straw Fedora. Naturally the classic styling and light-weight shantung straw will turn heads while remaining …

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How Big Is a Big Apple?
June 24, 2014 – 7:17 pm | No Comment

Newsboy pictured left/Big Apple pictured at right

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the most common customer service issues we have has to do with the sheer bigness of a Big Apple-style cap. Customers will look at the 8-panel design and think that they’re getting a newsboy-style cap. What’s the difference? In a few words? The size of the cap.

The Big Apple is an oversized cap and made to look so. It has a floppy appearance and comes equipped with a stretchable elastic sweatband which allows it to fit anywhere from a Small to a XX-Large. The diameter across the top of the hat is much wider; as you can see in the picture below it’s about 12inches across.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Newsboy cap is the more traditional, tapered look. If you are looking for a cap that can be dressed up or down then the newsboy is the way to go. The sweat band on a newsboy can vary by manufacturer, material and season. You will need to know your size for this cap. They can be sized small-XXL or individually sized depending on the manufacturer. The diameter of the newsboy can range from about 9 inches to 10 ½. See picture below. This is a picture of the Linen Newsboy and it has a standard width of 10 inches.

Take care to avoid the common mistake when ordering a Big Apple or a Newsboy. Know that the difference in size is significant and that, unless you’re looking for that exaggerated look, you want a newsboy.

Father’s Day Gifts for the Man Who Has Everything
May 10, 2014 – 7:27 pm | No Comment

Is your dad impossible to buy for? Try getting him a summer straw fedora or linen cap this year for Father’s Day. Get some good ideas when you click here.

Get Your Kentucky Derby Hats
April 26, 2014 – 9:56 pm | No Comment

The Kentucky Derby is in the final stretch. Do you have your Derby hat, yet? For the first time ever, Hats Plus now has refined ladies’ hats worth of a Derby party.

Spring Hats Are Here! Now If We Could Just Do Something About the Weather
March 1, 2014 – 10:21 pm | No Comment

Need a dose of sunshine and warmth? Hats Plus is changing over the store for a new collection of straw hats. That means summer is just around the corner. Click here to check it out.

Cheaper Shipping Now Available!
February 8, 2014 – 11:28 pm | No Comment

Learn what new shipping options are available from Hats Plus, and see how much money you might save with each order!

Our World is Freezing, Warm Hats Still in Stock
January 11, 2014 – 8:34 pm | No Comment

Another polar vortex is forecast for late January or in February. Brace yourself against all cold weather with any one of these great winter hats for sale at Hats Plus!

Wear What Papa Bear Wore
December 28, 2013 – 7:39 pm | 2 Comments

One of Chicago’s most famous hat-wearing icons is George “Papa Bear” Halas, the former owner, player, coach and creator of the Chicago Bears. We profile this man of many talents and examine the hat he wore to help fans who want to wear one of their own to show their team support the old skool way.

Warehouse Grand Opening!
December 3, 2013 – 4:42 pm | One Comment

If you live around or are passing through Boulder, Colorado, be sure to visit our warehouse for great holiday bargains! Click here to learn more about its holiday hours.

Kangol’s Visit with Hats Plus
November 13, 2013 – 4:47 pm | No Comment

Meet the Kangol reps who came to visit us on Saturday November 9. Find out what it is like working for Kangol and experiencing the brand from the inside. Click here to meet Kangol’s North American sales director and the upper Midwest’s sales rep.

Kangol Buy 1 Get 1 Free Event!
November 2, 2013 – 7:38 pm | No Comment

Learn the details of our special 1-day, in-store only Buy 1 Get 1 event with Kangol when you click here.

How Do I Choose a Winter Hat?
October 26, 2013 – 5:47 pm | 3 Comments

You’ve only got money for one hat or cap this winter. What will it be? Learn some great tips for selecting the perfect one when you click here.