Unfortunately, 2016 ended up being marked by the passing of a number of iconic musicians. Among others, music fans mourned the loss of artists like David Bowie, Leon Russel, Merle Haggard, and Leonard Cohen. Sadly present on the list of names is the profoundly talented Prince, who passed away at the age of 57 at his home in Minnesota on April 21, 2016.
For many people, it’s difficult to make a style change without some guidance. Adding a new hat shape to your repertoire is an excellent way to update your look without making drastic changes and expensive purchases. Many of our customers tell us how happy they are when they finally decide to try something a little different from the hats that they’ve always worn. In addition, they are usually pleasantly surprised how easily a new hat style can fit into their existing wardrobe.
With ‘Straight Outta Compton’ bringing N.W.A. back to the forefront of public consciousness, we’re reminded how important clothes and apparel can be to an artist’s image. The intimidating all-black outfits of N.W.A. were a symbol of the intense dark feelings that the members portrayed in their music. Of course, their outfits would not have been complete without black baseball caps. Their caps often held the logos of sports teams like the L.A. Raiders, L.A. Kings, and Chicago White Sox, as well as their own ‘N.W.A.’ and ‘Compton’ logos. It’s a reminder that hats have always shined in the hip hop industry. The baseball caps of N.W.A., the fedoras of Run D.M.C., and the Kangols that many early rappers wore are just a few examples.
If you ever see photos of Johnny Depp hanging around Hollywood, you know he loves to wear hats in his personal life. Hats ranging from slouchy beanies to bold fedoras are nearly as important to his look as his thick glasses (often with a subtle violent tint), jeans, bracelets, and “Van Dyke” facial hair. Have you noticed that his love of hats has transferred to his roles on the big screen?
Recently, The Headwear Association announced their 2015 Hall of Fame inductees. Those being honored include: Tim McGraw, Pharrell Williams (who we just featured in our blog), Carla Delevigne, Sean Connery, Joan Collins, and Alicia Keys. THA recognizes musicians, artists, film stars, and other celebrities who are known to have a signature look that involves an array of hats.