Keio Pachacuti Hat – Hat Culture
Once upon a time people used to wear hats all the time when they leave the house. It is too bad that to wear a hat is not really a fashion of the current society. However, the benefit of wearing a hat is that you don’t have to do your hair when you feel lazy in the morning. Just grab a hat and you will look fantastically fashionable. (Click here to see my previous blog on hats) I have actually been searching for a new hat lately and I found the most beautiful hat in the most unlikely place.
I’m expecting to graduate every soon from Keio University in Tokyo. So I decided to go buy some Keio goods like a tie, shirts, and tea cups for keepsakes at the university shop. At the shop of Keio, there is also a Keio hat and it is so beautifully crafted. The hat is navy with a very demure thin red line. Red and navy are the colours of Keio University. The hat is actually made by Pachacuti, an English milliner whose hats are made by Ecuadorian craftsmen. Ecuador is very famous for its hat craftsmanship.
When I bought the hat, I was actually very surprised because the hat came in a hat box. This is very uncommon nowadays unless you spent a fortune for hat in London. The hat actually has the Keio logo on it and this is probably one of the best things to get for a keepsake to remind me of my life at Keio University in Japan.
For more information on Pachachuti please go to: http://www.pachacuti.co.uk