I bought my first hat here about 30 years ago. Recently I took my youngest son here to buy his ‘Oh so modern’ hat. Back in the day the store was staffed by older guys who knew their stuff. As you would expect, it’s not quite the same today but at least the shop is still there and it still has some of the old ambiance. I like that you have to go down stairs to enter the shop. You cannot see from these shots but the store is right next to Flinders Street Station in Melbourne which is an icon in itself. The window would have cost a fortune to signwrite in it’s day as that is gold leaf used in the lettering. Gold leaf was used to show that the establishment was of the highest quality.