We recently fell upon a fabulous hat line called Tenth Street hats who offer a number of interesting options for men and women that can be styled up….or down.
One of our favorites is the Kathmandu which is designed by Santana. The combination of wool felt, the suede sweatband and leather braid brim is oh so elegant.
Another great choice is the NAMASTE also designed by Santana.
We’re also a huge fan of a design they call MAISON by Brooklyn. It’s a great option for a festival or any day excursion. The Maison has a fashionable round crown, a beautiful striped band and a feather with the lovely added benefit of a satin lining.
We also love this floppy, wide-brimmed hat also by Brooklyn, which quite frankly is the ultimate travel companion. The Brooklyn, wool felt round crown hat is crushable and portable, perfect for a festival or a train ride to your favorite destination. It too has a satin lining.
The Enfield by Brooklyn is such a distinguished design for men. It’s a Brooklyn wool felt fedora can be dressed up or down like so many of the Tenth Street hat offerings. Its teardrop shape and weathered look is great with a pair of jeans and a earth-colored jacket or sweater. There’s a 2.5 inch brim and a distressed ribbon band that makes it look a bit Crocodile Dundee like.
For women, the Cheyenne designed by Scala comes in four colors: Coral (shown below), Tea, Natural and Blue.
Talk about flexible. This round crown hat will go with nearly everything in your wardrobe. Scala’s toyo fiber round crown has a multi-colored wood bead band with double tassels for that extra funky and soive look for any casual occasion. This hat has a 3.5 inch brim and is super flexible making it easy to toss into your luggage for any trip.
The nice thing about Tenth Street hats is that not only are there countless options to choose from for color, style and occasion, but their prices are incredibly reasonable. For example, the Cheyenne is only priced at $36 and some of their higher end stylish hats are still less than $200 with most of them being less than $100.
The Tenth Street Story
Tenth Street was founded in 1921 by Jack Dorfman and Arthur Hyman as part of Dorfman Pacific, so they’ve been around for awhile, but its the first time we were introduced to the brand.
Given that I’m currently in northern California, I was thrilled to learn that the Tenth Street name is taken from the original warehouse on 10th Street and Broadway in Oakland, California, which is right across the East Bay Bridge. Despite my only learning about the Tenth Street recently, it’s clearly a deep part of Oakland’s historical retail past.
Quite frankly, I was surprised at the quality of the hats we got in to review, especially given the reasonable price point. We were excited to be given the opportunity to review their line and have been thrilled with our experience so far.
Most of the Tenth Street hats are unisex and could be worn by both men and women. For more information, check out their website for photos of additional styles, to view all of their collections and how to buy.
Also check out our Fashion & Style section for more fun choices for your next trip — we cover everything from hats, shoes and accessories to clothing, gear and bags.