J.J. Hat Center

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Midtown West
No one knows more about hats than the men at New York’s oldest chapeau shop, where you’ll find classy gents outfitted in berets ($25–$110), fedoras ($50–$625), newsboy caps ($30–$225), rain hats ($50–$125) and porkpies ($50–$200), the flat-brimmed toppers made popular by jazz musicians. Around since 1911, the wood-paneled store feels entirely masculine, like a place Don Draper would frequent, but ladies are welcome and encouraged to try out the unisex offerings, including 100 percent wool berets ($25) and straw panama-style hats with striped bands ($150). Since prices can go as steep as $625 for Italian fur-felt fedoras, the spot-on sales team will teach you how to care for your new headgear (keep it away from heat and brush it counterclockwise), so that it’s sure to last you for years to come.
Venue name: J.J. Hat Center
Address: 310 Fifth Ave
New York

Cross street: at 32nd St
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 9am–6pm, Sat 9:30am–5:30pm
Transport: Subway: 6 to 33rd St; B, D, F, M, N, Q, R to 34th St–Herald Sq
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