The Standing Room by Heights + Kenchi 

 

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- A custom Suit, Shirt or even shoes ( yes shoes ! )

- Tailoring & Alterations for any brand, Woman or Man.

 

Shop Location & Hours:

328 East 9th Street New York, NY 10003

Wednesday – Sunday 12pm – 7pm Est.

Monday - Tuesday by appointment only

 

Thank You,

Heights + Kenchi

328 East 9th Street
New York, NY, 10003
United States

212-470-7436

Tailors of Custom & Bespoke suits and Shirts for Men & Women.  East Village, New York City

Journal

The Bowler Hat

Heights Kenchi

Popular in the 1920s, bowler hats were created for British soldier and politician Edward Coke who requested close fitting, low crowned hats that could protect his gamekeeper’s from low hanging branches while horseback riding. The hat became such a staple in Britain that it was used to define civil servants and bankers. Once the trend arrived in the Americas, it was used to define working class men. It became so popular that it was referred to as  “The hat that won the West”, worn by cowboys and railroad workers for its resistance against strong winds. From working class to beloved characters like Charlie Chaplin, many took a liking to the style.