Best place to find a trilby - 2006
Arnold Hatters - CLOSED
Are the words dapper, rakish, and smart like pornography to you? Do you long to be as perfectly turned out as Pharrell Williams, Adrien Brody, or Andre 3000, resplendent in immaculate togs that would put Fred Astaire or Bryan Ferry to shame? Even the fuzzy gentlemen of ZZ Top know the value of dressing sharp for getting noticed—and getting lucky. Like it or not, clothes make the man (unless you're blessed with perfect skin/hair/abs etc.), and Eros is in the details. Sex up your life with swank duds from the best tailor or designer secondhand store you can afford, and then make that leap toward fashion immortality: perfect accessories. While even those who despise show tunes know that "you're never fully dressed without a smile"—everything else costs. But that needn't send you to debtors' prison. Visit third-generation, family-owned Arnold Hatters—New York's nattiest selection of men's toppers. Big names like Dobbs, Stetson, and Kangol are the brands of choice for the off-the-rack and semi-custom headgear here, and the styles available are like a hymn to male sartorial perfection: grand beaver homburg, Bailey derby, baobab braided straw trilby, ivy cap, Bogart fedora, shantung panama, Biltmore rain crusher, suede Baretta cap, satin collapsible, three-inch boater, tropic spitfire. Arnold's also offers canes to complement your new headgear.