Monday, September 16, 2019

No Straw Hats After September 15! Consider Yourself Warned.

In the early 20th Century men switched from straw hats to felt ones on September 15th. If a man ignored this edict hooligans were free to smash his hat to bits.

The article above describes a hat smashing incident in 1922. A group of 1000 from the notorious Five Points neighbourhood prowled the streets of New York City, beating men who refused to remove their straw hats.

Via Dr. Caligari's Cabinet

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