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How to Pack a Hat

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How to Pack a Hat

Some of the most frequently asked questions in our shop are “Which kind of hat should I take on vacation?”, “Is it packable?” and “How can I fix my hat after it has been crushed in my suitcase?”. Although the easy solution is to simply wear your hat as you travel to your destination, wearing a wide brimmed straw hat while boarding a plane in the middle of winter isn't always practical. Which kind of hat should I take on vacation?  Your destination and activities will help you determine the right hat to take with you. Whether you're bathing on Bondi Beach,...

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A Hat and its Toy

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A Hat and its Toy

'What would a toy be without its signature hat ?'   Perhaps one of the most famously accessorized toys in history is Mr. Potato Head® .  Introduced in 1952, Mr. Potato Head®  consisted of facial features and hats which had plastic tines that could be pushed into any vegetable. In 1966, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head met, fell in love, and they both evolved into the plastic potato couple we know today.  His signature Bowler hat gives him personality while some of his accessories include a fedora, cowboy hats, and baseball caps. Mrs. Potato Head  is adorned by many dress hats in...

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The Role of Hats in U.S. Politics

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The Role of Hats in U.S. Politics

All politicians should have 3 hats - one to throw into the ring, one to talk through, and one to pull rabbits out of if elected.” - Carl Sandburg Throughout the course of U.S. political history, hats have occupied a strangely iconic position in relation to their wearer. Think of some of the major U.S. political figures of the past and you may be surprised at what hats are inseparably connected to them. There’s George Washington with his trademark Bicorn perched forwards and set into the wind at a determined angle. JFK was an infrequent hat wearer but it was his...

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Hats for Halloween

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Hats for Halloween

Get inspired with BeauChapeau Hat Shop this Halloween and let your everyday head wear transform you into whatever you want to be for the day.  Pair your classic fedora with a snazzy suit and tie and instantly become a mobster. For the ladies, a simple skirt and blouse put together with a classic beret, and you and your fella are ready to hit the town as Bonnie and Clyde.      Looking to add some sparkle? What about a 1920's Flapper? With a vintage style cloche topping a fabulous shift dress, you can make any party a Gatsby Party.        If...

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Just what is STEAMPUNK anyway?

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Just what is STEAMPUNK anyway?

The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences describes the Steampunk Fashion Craze as “an inspired movement of creativity and imagination. With the backdrop of either Victorian England or America’s Wild West at hand, modern technologies are re-imagined and realized as elaborate works of art, fashion, and mechanics. If Jules Verne or H.G. Wells were writing their science fiction today, it would be considered “Steampunk”.    Although many works central to the genre were published in the 1960s and 1970s, the term Steampunk originated in the late 1980s as a tongue-in-cheek variant of cyberpunk. It was coined by science fiction author K. W. Jeter,...

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