Many believe that the Mad Hatter from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass was so named because of the mental illness that afflicted many hatters in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. While this may have provided some inspiration for the name of the character, there is a little more to the story than is commonly known. In honor of Mad Hatter Day (October 6th), we did a little digging into the topic!
The first piece of information that you need to know about Panama Hats, if you aren't familiar, is that they aren't made in Panama. You may be surprised to know that these high-quality hats have been woven in Ecuador since the 1600s.
A traditional black hat is always a safe bet when you're shopping for hats. Of course, everybody likes to break out of their shell a little bit now and then. It's amazing what a daring, creative fashion choice can do for your morale when done right. But what color hat is right for you?
Under the brand name Francis Ellargo, revered R&B artist Ne-Yo and Bollman Hat Company will work together to create hats for the modern gentleman. A true representation of Ne-yo's classic style, "Francis Ellargo is a man of distinguished taste, a sartorial innovator who pushes boundaries today by honoring the best menswear traditions from our past. For Francis Ellargo, no outfit is complete without an impeccably crafted hat."