TRUST ME YOU’LL LOVE THIS: summer hats from Italy
I love hats. As a child, shopping outings with my mother almost always included time spent in the millinery department of a boutique where fantastical creations would emerge from the most amazing hat boxes. I’m not sure if I was more taken with the hat or the box, but both were quite glamorous! On occasion my mother would pass along hats for our dress-up closet, but not before clipping off the silk flowers or ribbons to use as adornments on creations yet to come. My mother is now 92 and while her memory is fading, going through that box of petals and trims is still such a joyful sentimental journey for her.
While our modern lifestyles call more for casual headwear than elegant hats, a great hat remains an important staple in my closet as protection from the sun when walking the dog, running errands, pool/golf/tennis etc…it is bright out there! I have never been a ball cap-kind-of-girl, and am always on the lookout for practical yet fashionable alternatives…and no one does that better than the Italians!
A long-standing company with headquarters in Tuscany, GREVI has produced hats since 1875, and production at their factory has been in Grevi family hands for over four generations. Their collections are still manufactured using traditional methods based on highly specialized workmanship that has been handed down for over a century. One of my favorite styles is a 1960’s shape offered this summer in straw as well as in a cotton blend in lots of great colors. It does the job in terms of sun protection and looks great on most everyone…as does summer Italian style!
Shop our collection of Grevi hats here.