Saturday, January 31, 2015

American Gangster

Tip you hat to the bad guys at Goorin Bros.


Al Capone. Brutal, ruthless, and 100% gangster. 

It's no wonder he had a killer sense of style.

Enter: Goorin Bros. Hat Shop on Newbury Street, where you can dress like Capone without having to whack somebody at this Thursday's Repeal of Prohibition Party. 

And when we say classic, we mean it: the San Francisco-based haberdashery has been crafting top quality lids since 1895, back when they were using real coke in Coke.

But Thursday's party is all about our Constitutional right to drink booze, and look damn good doing it. That's the inspiration behind the new Repeal of Prohibition collection, featuring fedoras, bowlers and colches that capture the spirit of the Boardwalk Empire era.

Or, if you're looking for something closer to Beatty than Buscemi, check out the Gatsby flat caps from the Bonnie & Clyde collection, inspired by the forthcoming A&E miniseries

Whichever hat you end up wearing, you'll be tipping it in honor of the 80th anniversary of the end of Prohibition, marked by music and of course a few drinks (whisper code “Scofflaw” for a secret cocktail), the perfect accessory to your new head wear. 

Well, that or a Tommy gun.

Repeal of Prohibition Party
Thursday, December 5
Goorin Bros. Newbury Hat Shop, 130 Newbury St., Back Bay 
(617) 247-4287

Price: No cover
Nearby: Met Bar; Sonsie; Towne

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