Made in the heart of the French countryside, Pigalle’s hats are inspired by the gritty street culture of the Pigalle quarter that surrounds their Paris store. The factory dates back to WWII and is still a family-run business, which takes its craft very seriously. Over twenty different processes and fifteen pairs of hands will go into making each hat. This fall, Cuban-style fedoras are re-imagined in jersey, and bomber hats come in a rich palette of jewel-tone furs.
Established: 2010 by Stéphane Ashpool & Loïc van Herreweghe
Begun as a collective, expanded into a boutique, and, most recently, sprouting an in-house collection, Pigalle is an active and adventurous institution in the Parisian neighborhood from which it gets its name. Harnessing both the beauty and the grit of the famed sex district, this menswear label hones an aesthetic that finds the edge inside elevation, the softness in the street.