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EPISODE 313 “No man likes to have his hat snatched from his head by somebody he has not yet been introduced to.”
During the month of September 1922, as summer passed into autumn, large groups of rowdy ‘hoodlums’ swarmed the streets of New York City, grabbing straw hats off the heads of men, leaving the gutters filled with thousands of smashed lids.
Why in the world would so many people become outraged at the sight of a straw hat?
This is the story of the ultimate fashion faux pas, Jazz Age style, snd a look at the dangers of men’s wear uniformity.
NOTE: As this is our first remotely recorded episode, it’s a bit more goofy than others. Expect an extra dosage of puns.
LISTEN NOW — THE STRAW HAT RIOTS OF 1922
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