Arnold Hatters on Eighth Avenue near 36th is one of the last old-school hat dealers in the city, and the only one that's priced with the working man in mind. It used to be where the New York Times building now stands, right across from Port Authority, but was bumped a few blocks south when the tower development got underway. The Rubin family, which has long operated the store, provides a lot of hats to the theatrical trade. I now see that they also have a fine selection of walking sticks. Steamers and blockers are still on hand, and a variety of brushes for a variety of hats.
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