The Stylemaster: Akubra Quality in a Classic Design

August 27, 2010

David Morgan is pleased to offer an additional fedora to our line: the Stylemaster.





Although its elegant design makes it a natural for the city, it doesn’t need any pampering. With Akubra’s quality construction, this fedora will stand up to the rain, snow and sun with no worries.


The pinched telescope crown starts at 4 1/4 inches at the front, rises to 4 3/4 inches on the side and then drops to 3 7/8 inches in the back. The 2 1/2 inch bound brim snaps down in front. Pure fur felt in Akubra’s Imperial Quality. The hat is fully lined and has a 1 1/2 inch grosgrain band. Carbon Grey.




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Hat Etiquette

August 13, 2010

As the popularity in hats increases, several generations of men are now confused on how to properly wear, and, just as importantly, not wear, a hat. 

Andy Gilchrist, founder of Ask Andy About Clothes and sartorial maven, offers several tips on hat etiquette:

A hat should be removed when inside, except for public areas such as lobbies, corridors and non-residential elevators. When a lady is present in an elevator, the hat must be removed. 

A hat must be removed for the National Anthem, passing of the Flag and funeral processions, outdoor weddings, dedications, and photographs.

It is acceptable for women to wear hats in Christian churches, (it was once required, but the custom has all but disappeared) but disrespectful for men to wear them. 

Never hold the hat so that the lining is visible.

Tip your hat by lifting it slightly off of your forehead. You should tip it when meeting a lady or to say to anyone, male or female: thank you, excuse me, hello, goodbye, you’re welcome or how do you do. Tipping the hat is a gesture of politeness.

I’d like to add one more suggestion. If you are unsure of the situation, display your gentlemanly manners by removing your hat. No one will ever be displeased by a sign of respect.


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