Monthly Archives: August 2011

“I like your chapeau”

Many years ago, a Frenchman came into our Saint Louis shop, and requested a fine chapeau. The story goes that our staff was running around rather frantically searching in books to figure out what type of hat this was. If … Continue reading

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What are French Lignes?

The Ligne, or French Ligne, is a unit of measurement you’ll sometimes overhear in the hat business when referring to hat bands. Since hat band widths is the only place I’ve ever heard it used, and I was surprised to … Continue reading

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