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.
J.J. Hat Center
|Venue name:||J.J. Hat Center|
310 Fifth Ave
|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|