Bleecker Street Hat Shop

My grandfather wore hats. So did my dad.  My sons and son-in-law all enjoy wearing hats. My grandsons sport baseball caps.  My cousin Jim loves hats and I know my friend E’s husband collects them. I have purchased hats to cheer myself in winter. To provide shade in summer.

I walked by Goorin Bros. storefront on Monday and went in, learning that their first hat was sold off a horse cart in Pittsburgh PA in 1895 (according to the story on their website).  I live in Pittsburgh so this caught my attention. The woman behind the counter was coaxing a flattened straw hat back to life after a shot of steam. She showed me the old tractor seats that are now stools in the store.  I was waiting for my sister to complete some work and walking around the West Village, exploring.  The photo of the exterior on Monday had the cellar metal doors open so I went back Tuesday afternoon and took another. The door was open and there was a young man sporting a hat behind the counter.  I asked if I could take his photo and he said okay, (as  I’m sure tourists ask all the time)  So this is Ryan selling some very cool hats.  Jessica, I will photograph you next time!

The store interior. Check out the white tri-cornerd hat, although it seemed rounded corners so I am sure there is an official name for it.

 And they have a blog