We’ve just released a new webisode of Where Cool Came From!
Ever wonder why grandpa used to rock that fedora? Turns out he was just trying to be all gangsta… the old-school way.
Until the late-1960s, men put on hats almost as often as their underpants. Born when hats died, our fortysomething host took to hat-wearing in the 1990s as an inexpensive way to cover his ever-expanding bald spot, but found they also made him feel more ‘put-together’ too.
But why have noggins been topped with crowns, cones and furs for centuries? To truly understand why “the hat makes the man,” Dave puts on his deerstalker and visits fashion historian Ingrid Mida.