December 10th, 2009
Roberto Manzoni Ravenna Cappelleria Inglese is proud to present, on rmr-hats.com online shop, the new winter collection of hats and caps, with many new models from Tesi, Hannah Hats, Barmah and other top quality hat brands.
Also the italian vintage hats collection has been enriched with many original Barbisio, Panizza and Borsalino models …
June 1st, 2009
Visit the Summer Hats section of our online store to view the new arrivals for the summer 2o09 and the Panama Hats handmade in Ecuador and then trimmed by Tesi!
November 28th, 2008
In the RMR hats online shop is now available, in the end of series section, a big collection of Panizza hats from the original Panizza factory at a very special price.
Panizza is one of the top traditional italian brands in hats manufacturing, together with Borsalino and Barbisio.
The hats on sale are a rarity for real hats lovers, as they come from the production before 1981, the year were the original factory closed. There are also special models which celebrate the 100 years of hats production. The Panizza factory was in Ghiffa, on the “Lago Maggiore” in the north of Italy, where nowadays is still to visit the museo dell’arte del cappello.
October 27th, 2008
On RMR Cappelleria Inglese site is on sale a big collection of Borsalino hats, “Antica Casa” serie, with a special 30% discount.
Borsalino Antica Casa are hats from the previous Borsalino hats factory, which reached the apex in quality felt hats making. Find out more on www.rmr-hats.com.
September 24th, 2008
On september 2008 the Roberto Manzoni Ravenna online hats store has been renewed … with a more user friendy interface and new features like the hats search engine.
Furthermore in the next days are waited a lot of new arrivals, caps and hats for the 2008-2009 fall-winter season, from the world best brands, like Borsalino, Stetson, Tesi and Verbano.
Find out more about the history of these glorious brands in this page: the craft becomes industrial
November 12th, 2007
On RMR hats online shop is the new summer hats and caps collection available!
New hats arrival are: the Stetson Panama hats and the exclusive for RMR produced “Frank Sinatra” Pork Pie Hat!
September 29th, 2007
The title “FABULOUS HATS” gives a good indication of the book’s style: a long story that covers the events of men’s hats from its more archaic forms up to the modern twentieth century styles.
Cloaks, hoods, caps, felt hats, three-cornered hats, straw hats, busbies, homburgs, derbies and top hats all play the role of protagonists in the narration of man’s history, seen through the history of his hats as they bring back images, characters and atmosphere.
Curiosities, news, anecdotes, vices and virtues of this simultaneously aesthetic and functional piece of apparel, flow in the background of events like an old silent movie. Humphrey Bogart, Caruso, Rudolf Valentino, Toscanini, D’Annunzio, Puccini and Nuvolari are only a few of the characters which presented themselves to us with their inseparable head wear.
The book also wants to pay homage to all those who, by making them, wearing them, creating new models and immortalizing them in different artistic forms and materials, have contributed in safeguarding and increasing the value of the hat tradition as an irreplaceable complement of male elegance.
September 20th, 2007
The English hat shop of via Gordini 3 in Ravenna celebrated its 34th birthday in February 2007.
Founder and owner, Roberto Manzoni, wanted to give the shop a special present: a “custom tailored” book that pays homage to the noble and antique art of hat making and to hats which throughout the centuries have been inseparable companions to the men that have worn them.
This website presents a free version of various chapters drawn from the book “Fabulous Hats” written by Giuliana Berengan, which will be issued periodically.