I found a cool site this morning, Hats UK from the publishers of Hat Magazine. Don’t let the name dissuade you; they cover more than just hats in the United Kingdom. For example, they have a whole section on the sizing and manufacturing of hats as well as a hat glossary. They also have a forum. The downside of the forum is a talking advertising mast; jeez I hate those things. If you’re looking to source materials, factories or a designer, they even have a global hat directory. Lastly, one of the best ways to rate the integrity of a site is how many off-site competing links they post and this one scores very highly in that regard. They have a comprehensive list of web sites regarding the manufacture, sale and business of hats.
While you wouldn’t describe Hats UK as heavily trafficked -they boast in excess of 800 hits per week– it’s a great site. I say we all pay them a visit and quadruple their site traffic for the month. Really, it’s a charming site. I’ve often thought it a pity that people have stopped wearing hats. A great hat can really make an outfit.