PIQUA PORK PIE

PIQUA PORK PIE

120.00

With a diamond shaped pinched crown and a slightly up-turned short brim, this is an easy wear for those who are brim shy but still want to be “a hat person.”

DETAILS

Color: Black
100% WOOL BODY / 100% POLYESTER SATIN TRIM
Made in USA

DIMENSIONS

BRIM — 2”
CROWN — 4”

SIZING

XS: 21 5/8" - 21 7/8"
HAT SIZE: 6 7 / 8 - 7

S: 21 1/4" - 22 5/8"
HAT SIZE: 7 1 / 8 - 7 1 / 4

M: 23" - 23 1/4"
HAT SIZE: 7 3 / 8 - 7 1 / 2

L: 23 7/8" - 24"
HAT SIZE: 7 5 / 8 - 7 3 / 4

WHAT'S IN A NAME

Piqua, pronounced Pick-Way, is the birth place of actor Buster Keaton, who was born into a Vaudville family. The Pork Pie was a common hat worn during the Civil war, but Keaton made this hat famous again in the 1920s.

Pork Pie hats were also worn by mid-century Jazz musicians. Charles Mingus has a song named Good Bye Pork Pie Hat that was recorded in 1959. If you have never given the song a listen, here’s your chance.

ABOUT WOOL FELT

WOOL IS A COMPLEX FIBER THAT IS NATURALLY WATER-REPELLANT. THIS MEANS THAT YOUR HAT WILL SURVIVE GETTING CAUGHT IN A LIGHT DRIZZLE BUT WILL ALSO KEEP YOU COOL ON A HOT DAY. WOOL IS DURABLE AND RESISTS WRINKLES, SO THE HAT WILL DO A GOOD JOB ON ITS OWN OF KEEPING ITS SHAPE. BECAUSE WOOL KEEPS A LAYER OF AIR NEXT TO THE SKIN, THIS HAT IS INTENDED FOR YEAR-ROUND WEAR.

CARE

STIFFNESS

THIS HAT STARTS OFF A TINY BIT STIFF, BUT WILL SOFTEN OVER TIME. THE STIFFNESS IS WHAT GIVES IT ITS STRUCTURE. SOFTENING IS NORMAL, AND WITH THE PROPER CARE, THE HAT WILL HOLD ITS SHAPE INDEFINITELY. THINK OF IT LIKE A NICE PAIR OF LEATHER BOOTS THAT’LL BREAK IN PERFECTLY OVER TIME.

STORAGE

IF THE BRIM DOES GET WONKY WITH LOTS OF HANDLING, LAY IT ON A TABLE OVERNIGHT WITH BOOKS APPLYING PRESSURE ON ANY WAVES IN THE BRIM.

CLEAN

BRUSH CLEAN WITH NATURAL BRISTLES. HAT CAN ALSO BE LINT-ROLLED. NEVER WASH, BUT SOILING / STAINS CAN BE CLEANED WITH A VERY DAMP CLOTH.

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