GL NYC Hats by Gabriel Liberty

The young NYC label introduces their eye-catching holiday collection, inspired by the Patagonian gaucho hat

While Pharrell may be able to pull off vintage Vivienne Westwood hats—no matter how Smokey the Bear they look—those just warming up to headwear beyond baseball caps and beanies are in need of something that’s contemporary yet wearable. Enter GL NYC, a new brand that’s helping fill this void, with top quality hats made in Manhattan’s Garment District. “I always thought people looked good in …

Cool Hunting Video: H E I D I L E E

A look behind the scenes at NYC's mad hatter

by H E I D I L E E founder Heidi Lee turned that notion upside down. Lee, who constructs wild hats to match her equally zany personality, works out of a small studio and has a range of headwear that straddles the line of high fashion and experimental, mad scientist. In our latest video we spent some time with Lee to learn about her …

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Mimosa Pale's sculptural hats range from lampshades to a house of cards

by Jason Kenny In the bustling Neukölln area of Berlin, about a block down from a stretch of small bars on Weserstrasse, milliner Mimosa Pale creates irreverent hats in her small studio and shop, Himo. The name of the store comes from the Finnish word for lust or passion, and describes the wares precisely. “I’m a hat lover from my childhood,” Pale explains. “My dream …