Strolling around Union Square recently, we were distracted by people’s colorful hat choices. Even the most reserved dressers brightened up their looks with crazy striped chapeaus. It’s easy to see the appeal. These outfit exclamation marks are so powerful they can transform a non-showered mane into something stylish.
And judging from our walk around, people are wearing whatever shade or shape they please. Some sport flaps, some add a broach, and some opt for fur. Even those without a traditional tuque make use of a bandana or hoodie. This accessory carpe diem means even a cap with animal ears looks kinda cool.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on February 2, 2007