Looking back -™ branded fedora at Windows 95 Launch

San Francisco Hat Company made a run of folding fedora panama hats for the Fashion-Online®™ brand in 1995. Stefan wore one to the Windows 95 Launch in August 1995.™ branded fedora panama hat at Windows 95 Launch party.


Happy summer! Happy Fourth! Celebrating the 239th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence and the self-evident truths of the founding fathers -  “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

A Hat Inspired by John Singer Sargent

We long to see the John Singer Sargent show opening tomorrow at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York . One of our very favorite painters, it just doesn’t get better. San Francisco Hat Company's homage, a panama straw boater with black ribbon band - a perfect style for a plein air painter and also for a stylish lady, as casual men’s hats became fashionably unisex at the turn of the last century.


In a few hours - at Oracle Arena, not far from our San Leandro atelier - game 5 of the NBA Playoffs. The Golden State Warriors are tied 2-2 with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Sporting team colors and a Ray Fedora is our friend David Sturdevant. David is the leader of another Oakland-based institution, the eclectic and lively Medicine Ball Band.