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  • Sep 22, 2014
  • Updated: 11:27pm


Dandy & Dapper

I want a great hat for the summer but I'm a bit sick of the straw panamas, trilbies and fedoras every hipster and his brother have been wearing. Could I get away with one of those hats that come down at the front and snap flat?

Sunday, 8 April, 2012, 12:00am

Hats off to Hatwoman as store celebrates its second birthday

Elizabeth Gomersall Bradley was not very interested in hats until three years ago when she suddenly started thinking that wearing hat is a good idea.

2 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

On style, she rules

I'm bored of my plain skinny belts and I'd like one of those cordy ones with the tassel bits on them, without having to rip off my curtain tiebacks. Ha ha.

Tassel Hassle, Sheung Wan

12 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Editor's pick: Hats

A classic straw hat is a summer essential - go for a style with subtle accents such as this chain detail. Hat (HK$1,390) from Anya Hindmarch, Harbour City, TST, tel: 2175 5212

20 Jul 2009 - 12:00am


Match point

12 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Stephen Jones

WHY HATS? When I arrived at St Martins [School of Art, as it was formerly known, in London] I didn't know how to sew; I had never even threaded a needle. Our tailoring tutor offered to help and I went to work at Lachasse, the small couture establishment he owned, during my summer holidays.

10 May 2009 - 12:00am

Debate takes off as Dragonair pilots are stripped of their hats

Dragonair pilots have been stripped of their hats in a sartorial subtraction that some of the airline's 400 cockpit crew warn may also decrease their professional prestige.

But others are delighted they need no longer wear the peaked hats which they say were uncomfortable and made them look 'like South American generals'.

1 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

5 great: men's hats

Crafted from charcoal wool felt, this hat has a strip of black grosgrain across its brim. Hat (HK$2,600) from Burberry, Pacific Place, Admiralty, tel: 2918 9802

For cooler days, pull on this striped wool beanie with a small red brim. Beanie (HK$900) by C'N'C' Costume National, Shop 326, Times Square, Causeway Bay, tel: 2506 0700

20 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

On style, she rules

I washed my panama hat and, sadly, it now looks pretty forlorn. Do you know of a shop in Hong Kong where they reblock hats. I imagine it is a dying art but maybe someone somewhere still has the old skills and equipment.

Grandpa, Mid-Levels

17 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Head lights

Bowler and top hats may have class connotations when worn on the head, but as lamps they assume a more playful character. The Jeeves & Wooster pendant lights, shown at the Milan fair in April, are made of black wool felt and are lined in metallic colours: gold for the bowler (GBP210/HK$3,250, excluding shipping) and silver for the top hat (above right; GBP225).

11 May 2008 - 12:00am