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Any working girl can feel like the Queen of New Orleans in this smart little number lovingly crafted from 100% Louisiana pork.

Already a staple of British fashion, the PorkPile was first introduced to American audiences at last year’s Mardis Gras, where it became a fast favorite.

The Basebull Cap

With a crown of ground buffalo and a bill of finest flank steak, this hat was popularized by right-fielder Oscar “Bappy” Gillespie of the old Negro Leagues’ Pawtucket Ebony Weasels.

Gillespie would wear his “bully” for nine innings in the hot summer sun, then serve it to fans after the game.

LA CANADIENNE

This cold-weather cap boasts a helmet of Canadian bacon and a chinstrap of breakfast links.

Originally issued exclusively to the Royal Mounted Police, there is now growing support in favor of having this practical and popular model replace the Chapeau Briand as the nation’s Official National Hat.

THE OUTBACK STEAKHAT

Made of finest Aussie marbleized beefsteak, this hip take on the traditional swag hat was designed by Australian Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, Peter Garrett.

His band Midnight Oil distributed thousands of these to Aboriginal tribes during their 1987 “Beds Are Burning” Tour.

THE BRISKET YARMULKE

Our “Beefy Beanie” is made of lean kosher brisket.

Now in its early stages of development is the Beret Pre Hagoffen, as well as the Hamulke, a skullcap of canned ham to be used by Interfaith families.

Why Wearing Hats Is Important to Your General Health But Not Testosterone Levels

For most persons, a hat is just a fashion statement and boosting of testosterone levels for men is a MUST.

People wear hats as part of their outfits; to make an elegant entrance.

A hat could make all the difference to your outfit.

With different colors, shapes, and sizes, it is one versatile accessory that can be worn by all – kids, teens, and adults.

There is a fit for everyone.

Beyond its fashion benefits, wearing a hat also comes with health benefits that a wellness warrior may recommend.

Read on to know what they are…

1) Protection from the Sun

When you are out in the sun, you can feel the rays hitting directly on your head and face.

Without any covering, one is exposed to the hard effects of the sun.

Overexposure to sun rays can damage the eyes.

The ultraviolet rays hitting directly on one out in the sun without covering exposes the face and neck region to sunburn.

It causes your skin to itch, redden and can develop into blisters and even give you flu-like symptoms like chills, a headache, nausea, fever, and weakness.

Over-exposure to the sun can also cause skin cancer.

Skin cancer is a life-threatening disease hence the need for proper protection from sun rays that tend to be harmful.

Wearing a hat will help shield your face from the harsh effects of the sun.

Also, a hat can prevent your skin from discoloration, spots, and wrinkles.

But the caveat is that exposure to the sun can actually boost testosterone levels.

In fact, a study revealed that an hour of sunbath can boost a man’s testosterone levels by up to 68%.

Although you can use testosterone boosters to boost testosterone levels in your body without needing natural sunlight.

But if you’re like me, popping pills into your body when there’s a clean and natural way of getting your testosterone levels high, really doesn’t make any sense – at least not to me.

2) Keeps your body temperature regulated

Feeling too hot or too cold is never ideal for one’s health.

Both long-term health and short-term comfort need to keep your body temperature regulated.

More than 70 percent of body heat escapes through the head.

Cold also penetrates through the head especially one without much hair.

A hat will help to keep your entire body warmer during colder months.

3) Protects your scalp and hair from elements.

Have you been out in the sun with a clean-shaven scalp with the sun beating down mercilessly on you?

I bet it wasn’t an enjoyable experience.

For ladies, you might be under the scorching sun or in the rain and worried that the hair you have spent so much on will be ruined.

Hats can be worn to shield your scalp and hair from the full force of the elements.

Also, remember that the scalp is an easy entrance for cold. In cold weather conditions, you can just get a hat to keep you warm and safe.

3) Helps you maintain good posture

This is one benefit that is often overlooked but important for our health.

A great hat will make you stand out and boost your confidence.

But in standing out, you also stand well.

Most times, we find ourselves in a hunched or slouched position whether sitting or standing.

The effect of this is back and neck pains which may result in other debilitating health conditions in the long run.

A good hat will keep you upright as bending over would not only spoil the fit but will also take out the elegance you are trying to achieve in the first place.

4) Prevents serious illnesses

We already talked about illnesses that can develop as a result of too much exposure to sun rays and unregulated body temperatures.

For very young children, parents and guardians must be careful to always keep them warm.

Babies are more exposed to cold so a head covering is always necessary.

For older people who have a more difficult time staying warm and are at greater risk for body-temperature related illnesses, hats can be used in addition to other clothing to keep them warm.

Conclusion

We have seen that beyond its function as a go-to accessory to make that elegant fashion statement, it also keeps us healthy in ways we may not have thought of and take for granted.

Everyone should have hats as part of their wardrobe.

So, the next time you think of getting a gift for a wellness round-up, consider getting a hat.

You can get more tips by watching the video below…

The 9th Annual Hats of Meat Fashion Expo

We are pleased to return to Burbank’s Starlite Motor Lodge for this annual extravaganza, featuring the world’s best and brightest designers showcasing the latest in Meat Hat fashions.

The weekend-long event features a fashion show, awards ceremony and silent auction. This year’s special guests include Mickey Rooney and Julian Lennon.

It’s hat time of year again! The Children’s Symphony Orchestra of Framingham, Massachusetts provides the entertainment and HatsOfMeat.com provides the haberdashery and refreshments for this traditional holiday gala on the Boston Commons.

Kids can make their own elf caps with chicken-finger flaps and meatball pom-poms, and dads can craft beards of pork! Arrive early; parking can be a challenge.

Free brisket yarmulkes for the whole mishpacha (“family”)! Join us in Hollywood’s historic Fairfax District for 8 nights of fun all rolled into one!

We’ll serve lean corned beef and pastrami for our famous shtreimel (“enormous rabbi hat”) building contest.

Potato latkes make the perfect side dish for this heaping helping of family fun!

And try a new chalumka, an oval-shaped, chocolate cookie inspired by Moshe Dayan’s eye patch.

2011: A Meat Odyssey

Hatty New Year! Downtown Providence, Rhode Island comes alive with a space-age laser show put on by the Johnson & Wales College Department of Special Effects!

The J&W student chefs team up with local designers to show us “Meat Hats of the Future” and improv group The Boston Tee-hee Party performs “Hats Off to Venison!”

Join us at Pittsburgh’s Point State Park as we board The Gateway Clipper for a trip back to a simpler time when beer was green and so was the Ohio River!

St. Patrick himself would be envious of the Spam-o’-shanters we’ll wear and the good times we’ll have. Evgeni Malkin of the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins will perform his popular “meat hat-trick,” and Pittsburgh comedy legend Billy Elmer hosts!

Red Meat & Blue – Meat Hats in American History

The history of the Cowboy Hat of Meat traces back to the earliest days of The Old West.

Ranch hands, who would often go for days without a proper meal, would fashion rudimentary hats from heavily salted veal, so that they would have a reliable, convenient source of nutrition.

These hats also served as a type of calendar, for when they had been entirely consumed, the cowpokes knew it was time to return home for a bath, a poke at a whore and a chance to shoot another man dead in a whiskeyinduced melee.

Famed Western showman William “Buffalo Bill” Cody earned the nickname by which he became famous from his hat made of bison mouth, or — buffalo bill.

Constructed wholly from American buffalo lips, tongue, gums and jowls, Cody’s original cap was recently sold at Sotheby’s for upwards of two hundred thousand dollars to an anonymous bidder, David Crosby.

The failure of Cody’s first road show, “William ‘Bison Mouth’ Cody’s Wilde West Programme of Some Renowne” was what led him, at the advice of his agent’s assistant, to change his moniker from “Bison Mouth” to “Buffalo Bill.”

For much of the 19th century, “Cody’s Cattle Cap” enjoyed popularity upon the heads of the nation’s most prominent ranchers, most notably Arlan Hebezed Sizzler, whose children later opened a chain of steak houses.

Rabbi Wolf Zitromirer was the keeper of a butcher’s shop in the village of Pantsk.

One day, a traveling yarmulke salesman entered the shop and ordered a quarter pound of boiled tongue.

As the hungry salesman was about to eat it without reciting a blessing, he suddenly stopped himself and said, “Forgive me, Rebbe, I was so famished from my travels that I almost ate it without reciting the brucha.”

Pulling the brim of his Ribeye Rebbe down over his eyes, Reb Zitromirer replied, “Fuck the blessing, you almost ate it without paying me!” (1) For generations, the Jews of Eastern Europe would buy their meat hats in shops known as “haberdashicatessens.”

Standing in a typical 1940’s Warsaw Ghetto strip mall, one could see “The Haberdeli” alongside a “Heaven-11” 24-hour convenience synagogue, a Kosher muenstery called “Cheeses of Nazareth,” and the “Sum Dum Goy” Chinese restaurant.

Also visible would be a “Matzoh Hut” and a “Goys R Us” toy store, where Jewish kinder could buy such novelty items as Third Reich voodoo dolls, and the popular “Tyler the Schmendrick” comic books, which detailed the riotous misadventures of a bumbling non-Jew who always wore a pork-chop dunce cap.

Just a few feet outside of the shtetl’s impenetrable wall of Lucite and earwax, Polish Goys shopped freely and gaily at the ubermarket “Traitor Jew’s,” which had cooler stuff and better prices.

The traditional Brisket Yarmulke is by far the most common meat hat (Hebrew: keepaw bassar) in all of Judaism.

Today NASA scientists, working in conjunction with reform rabbis, are developing the “Hamulke,” a yarmulke made of ham, intended for use at interfaith weddings.

Chabadashery – Meat Hats in Judaism

When Moses descended from Mount Sinai wearing a sheepshank skullcap, or, in Italian, “I Lambini,” thus began a long tradition of Meat Hats in Judaic culture. As it is written in The Book of Hats, chapter 7 verse 11:

“And the Lord did tell Hyman to tell Moses to don a topper of Pascal lamb; that other may follow. And the Lord did wink knowingly.”
Centuries later, when The Hatfelds and McGoys finally settled their
differences on the 2006 season finale of “Family Feud,” the occasion
was celebrated by the observance of six full hours of peace in the Middle East.

Terrorists of all denominations gathered together at The Wailing Wall to play a few rounds of handball, all wearing the traditional Salami Safari Hats of the Hatfeld mishpacha. (For generations, the McGoys had resented the Hatfelds for their fine kosher millinery and magnificent, hooked noses.)

In simpler times, Hall-of-Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax of the Brooklyn
Dodgers, for his first outing to the mound following Yom Kippur, traditionally wore a handmade baseball cap with a crown of chopped liver and bill of pastrami.

Koufax once gave one of his rare caps to Mah-Jongg partner and fellow Hall-of-Famer Hank Greenberg for a Chanukah present.

Greenberg, who worked as a moyil during the off-season, was “so moved by this gesture that he offered to perform Koufax’s newborn

son’s briss at half-price.” The lone remaining Koufax-Kopf is on display in Cooperstown next to Moe Ginsberg’s salmon-bone catcher’s mask.

(1) During Simchas Kipot B’Sorot, the month-long Jewish Festival of Meat Hats, celebrants wear the Beret Pre-Hagoffen, an ornate brisket yarmulke which has been marinated in Manischewitz Concord Grape wine. Following are the lyrics to the traditional Simchas Kipot B’Sorot song I Have a Fancy Yarmulke

(2): “I have a fancy yarmulke — So I’m better than you! I have a fancy yarmulke — So I’m a better Jew! Fancy, Schmancy; Fancy, Schmancy I have a fancy yarmulke — So I’m the chosen few!”

Fancy Yarmulke was written by Menachem Putz, the great composer of The Yiddish Theatre, who also wrote the Shabbos standard I Have a Fancy Tallis, so I’m Better than You, in celebration of egotistical Cantors who wear multi-colored hand-woven prayer shawls imported from Israel.

“I have a fancy tallis, with colors by the score. And if you’re feeling jealous; It’s you I must ignore. It’s made by hand in Israel, with tassels out of brass. And if you do not like it, then kiss my holy ass.”

Putz also wrote the classics My Dreidel has Five Sides, Our Shiny, Shiny Menorah Puts Yours to Shame, My Kishke’s Bigger than Yours and You Stepped on my Matzoh and I Hope the Guilt Kills You.