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A Gentleman’s Guide to Winter Hats

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On the heels of our tireless survey of the sock world, we thought we’d take a look at winter hats. These aren’t for decoration; they’re for that rare time of year when going out of doors uncovered is practically an invitation to frostbite. So in the interest of protecting both your earlobes and your sense of style, here are three of the best.

The three hats that will get you through the winter»

Born to be Wild

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Now that we’ve set you up with a moped, you may need a tougher jacket to get you through the occasional wipeout. After all, even the briefest brush with the pavement will leave your peacoat well and truly tattered.

Our friends at UrbanDaddy tipped us off Smith & Butler, a biker-inspired shop in Brooklyn that happens to have some of the best gear in the borough. Old favorites like Barbour and Belstaff should keep you protected while you’re riding, but there’s plenty else to check out while you’re here.

Brands like Filson, Pendleton and Pointer make up one of the best workwear collections you’ll find anywhere, alongside nautical sweaters from Saint James and some choice photography books from Rin Tanaka. Add in a few well-chosen vintage items, and you’ve got one of our favorite new stores.

Hopefully your moped makes it to Brooklyn.

Take a look around the store»