This “Abe” stove pipe hat from Quintin is part of the larger 21st century Abe project, which brings artists together to celebrate Lincoln’s mark on contemporary times. There’s a handful of artists and musicians involved—including The National’s Bryce Dressler—but so far this is the only style item.
The brim gets an update, and it comes equipped with a historic note from the man stuffed in the ample top in true Lincoln style…but the appeal is still a bit more historical than sartorial. Is it too much to ask for a commemorative suit?
- — Russell Brandom