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Highlight Hats of the Week

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It's hard to believe twelve weeks have come and gone. Like they say, time flies when you're having fun!  Since the beginning of the year, every week we highlight a new hat. We pride ourselves with having the most unique selection of steampunk top hats, western styled hats and casual hats. This gives us a chance to pick one and show it off for 7 days.  If you've missed any of these hats, here is your chance to browse through the ones we've highlighted so far.  For our "Spring Fever Sale" we are doing 15% OFF all of these hats!  Click...

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Taking the World by Storm

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“There is peace even in the storm” - Vincent van Gogh Have you ever looked at the sky after a thunderstorm? Did you notice how the light blue sky lightens up the dark grey clouds as they're pushed away by the wind? Did you notice how the air feels lighter and how the smell of rain lingers? Storms can be a beautiful, spectacular event. Here in the desert, we have Monsoons; an afternoon thunder shower with flash flood rains. You can always spot the storm coming. The wind picks up. The clouds gather together and turn dark. Even the sky turns a...

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Creating Custom Top Hats

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When it comes to top hats, every one should be unique. At the turn of the century, when steampunk attire was the fashion statement of that time, everyone owned a top hat. From the Gambler style to a tall Abe Lincoln, top hats were made in all shapes and sizes. Even though people looked quite dapper, it's fair to say that back then, tops hats were not too unique.  Times have changed. Fashion has evolved. We can express who we are through how we dress. Which is why fashion has become so diverse and ever changing. Steampunk fashion has become...

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The Kraken Strikes!

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One of my favorite parts about working for Hattast-ique is our variety of hats.  Some days I feel my roots of a country girl and love that we have a variety of cowboy hats to suit my needs.  I love that we have hats for almost any occasion.  Today I am feeling the Kraken Top Hat.  This hat is one of my favorites and for good reason. The kraken is a legendary sea monster that dwells off the coast of Norway and Greenland.  The massive sizes that have been described by sailors line up with the sightings being giant squids...

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History of Leather

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Leather is an important part of what Hattast-ique does.  Leather hats are our specialty and recently we started a new brand of custom handmade leather hatbands, Mad Zack’s Hatbands!  Let’s delve into some history of leather itself. Leather has been used for centuries by humans and is one commodity that has not gone out of style throughout history.   It has been used for tents, shoes, clothing, weaponry, shields, parchment for writing, and musical instruments.   These are just a few examples of how it has been used.  Leather can be dated back to the days of the Egyptians around 1300 B.C....

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