Hats have been known for centuries to show the status of wealth and style. Hollywood, royalty, models and more have turned to hats to make them stand out from the crowd.
As a little girl, I remember watching old movies such as Casablanca, Easter Parade and Gone with the Wind and marveling at the beautiful hats. The time and painstaking detail that went into making each hat so beautiful were never overlooked by me, even at a young age.
Finding beautiful, custom-made hats nowadays is rare. However, when I learned about Tenth Street I was grateful to know that millinery is still going strong. With manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Canada, Asia, Mexico, and Europe, Tenth Street combines a worldly touch, matched with local character.
Tenth Street, founded in 1921 by Jack Dorfman and Arthur Hyman as part of Dorfman Pacific, comes from humble beginnings. Tenth Street continues to make hats that blend vintage with modern sensibilities. In fact, Tenth Street still uses rare hat-making machines that are nearly one-of-a-kind. A proud family-run business is part of the reason they’ve been able to maintain relationships with expert craftsmen and cutting-edge designers.
My husband was sent The Detroit (designed by Biltmore) from Tenth Street. The Detroit is a gorgeous fedora made in the USA. We’ve become so accustomed to products manufactured in factories overseas that holding an American made product with such high-quality handcraftsmanship felt decadent.
The hat is covered in a smooth, soft black fur felt which features a 2 1/4″ brim with a small plum of feathers and an inner leather sweatband. For those like me with derriere-garde sentiments, yearning for the quality of past but living in the present, Tenth Street sells timeless luxury products you’ll undoubtedly consider contemporary classicism. Beautiful and affordable, we’re promoting Tenth Street Hats with our highest stamp of approval.