Madewell biltmore black hat Sz S/m nwt 68.00 DETAILS Eric Lynes, the man currently at the helm of this almost-century-old Canadian haberdashery, might be the world's foremost aficionado on gentlemen's hats. (Seriously, ask him anything.) We worked with the hat genius to create this straight-brim felt fedora—and you'll find it here and only here at Madewell. •Circumferences: 21 7/10" (S/M), 22 2/5" (M/L). •Wool felt. •2 3/4" brim. •Wipe with damp cloth to clean. Madewell Other
Mourning hat by Bruat, Inc, ca 1915 US, the Metropolitan Museum of Art Black hats were popular for general wear in the 1910, particularly during the years of World War I, when sobriety and utility were the order of the day. Some hats, however, stand out specifically as mourning wear, suitable only to the bereaved, despite how chic the design might be. While this hat is fashionable in form and decoration, the unrelieved black clearly identifies its function.