Richard Steele talks the social and historical significance of hats

June 7, 2011

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WBEZ's Richard Steele explored the availability and significance of hats in Chicago.

Until the mid 20th Century, a hat wasn’t just attire. It also signaled a person’s status. Now they're back, for men and women, but do they mean the same thing? WBEZ’s Richard Steele was curious about the availability and significance of hats in Chicago, and he set off to find out more and provided this report.

Music Button: Randy Newman, "You Can Leave Your Hat On", from the CD Sail Away, (Rhino)