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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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Spring Hat Trends 2015

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Check our 2015 Spring Hat Trends on Terra@Home TV

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Creek Road Paints Staff Help With Redecorating BeauChapeau

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Niagara Advance * Thursday, May 16, 2013 Kevin and Jana Neufeld opened Beau Chapeau Hat Shop on NOTL's main street 16 years ago. They've been at their current location, 42 Queen, since 2005, and last year completed a major redecoration. Kevin spoke about his design inspiration... "We moved into this space in 2005 after Irish Design moved to their new location down the street. At the time we did a very quick reno to just get into the space and get open. We used our existing colour scheme of taupes, white trims, and copper accents. The woodwork was rustic Early American stain...

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