Best of Boston


2013 BEST Hats


Jamaica Plain

Ladies in the market for a cloche, toque, or fascinator (though nothing quite on the scale of Princess Beatrice’s) emerge just as satisfied as the brave men who venture in to procure fedoras, bucket hats, and Panamas. Sorry, Red Sox,… read more»

1997 BEST Hats



This cheerful little boutique is loaded with every hat imaginable—from a simple straw boater for him to an ornate velvet-and-lace capuche for her. Local designers like Natasha and Charles Edward Powers are available, along with better-known names such as Eric… read more»

1987 BEST Hats, Blocking and Cleaning

Hand the Hatter


In one of the grittiest corners of the Combat Zone, Hand the Hatter still plies the ancient trade of blocking and cleaning hats. Your battered bowler and pathetic panama will be restored to their pristine glory. read more»