Cock Your Hat This Summer


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We tend to agree with what Frank Sinatra once said, ‘Cock your hat – angles are attitudes’. Your attitude is what let’s you get away with wearing at hat or not.

Some occasions ask for hats – such as an important day at the track/polo or a wedding – others choose to wear a hat regularly as expression of self. However, when you think about those who wear hats, they are confident and stylish.

In the tropics, hats can play an important role. They are a great accessory that can complete your look, but their function makes them more of a must-have item. In SS13 we are seeing more and more hats on and off the runway. Hats are in! And the older in style the better.

We have found two local hat labels – both with a distinct style – that are perfect for the climate and any fashionista or dapper gent.


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Hat of Cain is the exclusive distributor of Panama Hats. The Panama Hat is most Originally from Ecuador since the seventeenth century, this brimmed hat is made from the plaited leaves of the toquilla straw plant. It was originally used to protect workers of the Panama Canal from the sun.

Hat of Cain provides an extensive range of Panama Hats for men and women.

Available at Fiftyfive and Hat of Cain – Hat Salon

55B Boat Quay
Singapore 049844

Hat of Cain
No. 5 Lorong 24A Geylang
Singapore 398529
Opening hours. 10am-3pm (Sat)
Currently on break – reopening Saturday July 27, 2013.
Be sure to follow Hat of Cain on Facebook for the Hat Salon opening hours


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Heads of State Millinery designs sustainable statement hats for fashionistas in Singapore and Malaysia. Applying radical redesign to the art of hat-making, Head of State Millinery has created a fresh use for regional indigenous craft traditions and overlooked raw materials.

What’s more is that you can create your own custom hat with Head of State Millinery. Typically this process will take anywhere between 3-8 weeks and prices are quoted according to the specifications of each design.

Head of State Millinery is available at:

The Society of Black Sheep
B1-64, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Singapore 018956

W Store
W Singapore Sentosa Cove, 21 Ocean Way
Singapore 098374

Seethrough Concept Store
First Floor, 25-1 Jalan Telawi 2,
Bangsar Baru 59100
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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