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Artist Spotlight: Bruno Mars

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Bruno Mars @ Warehouse Live – by Brothers Le – https://www.flickr.com/photos/brothersle/5206858671/

You can’t turn on the radio these days without hearing the familiar bass drop and plucky guitar of “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars. While the song was released late in 2014, it’s upbeat, summery-feel, that sounds like it came straight from the playbook of Prince or Stevie Wonder. However, even the ubiquity of “Uptown Funk” doesn’t surpass the thing Bruno Mars has become even more known for in pop-culture: his ever present fedora.
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Artists and music icons usually have an easier time getting away with certain fashion styles, accessories, and headwear – they’re sort of expected to do and wear things outside of the norm. However, Mars effortlessly styles his hats with an array of dressed up and dressed down looks that are achievable by anyone, but it all comes down to having the right hat. Mars seems to prefer traditional fedora shapes in either a front-pinch or center dent crown, with a rather wide brim. Here are a few styles Mars has sported and some options that will get you uptown funk-ing in no time.

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For this brown, fur-felt hat Mars is seen sporting here, we like the Stetson Eagle for it’s simple style, mid-length brim, and ability to wear the brim flat, or upturned.

bruno_1This hat is another front-pinch, teardrop shaped style that sports a bound, rather than raw edge around the brim. The stingy brims on hat such as the Kangol Litefelt Player are generally worn turned up around the head.

 

bruno_4Another staple of Mars growing hat collection is this black, wool-felt hat with plain lines and a center pinch on the front. We like the Dobbs Fur Felt Dayton for its wide-brim and simple, raw-edge brim.

 

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Looking Back: 2014 Triple Crown

horses_2 The passing of the Belmont Stakes race left thousands of fans disappointed when Triple Crown front runner California Chrome missed his shot at becoming the first U.S. horse to win all three races in the series since 1978. However, despite Chrome’s loss at Belmont, this years Triple Crown proved one of the most exciting in years.

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And who could forget the second most exciting part that horse-race season brings? The hats! If you followed our blog in the past, you’ll remember our Kentucky Derby Fashion Guide. This year proved no different as race day fashion, funky hats and classy fedoras were abound.

Most notably, California Chrome owner Steve Coburn was known as much for his underdog horse as for his signature Stetson. Coburn seems to be sporting a Stetson Range Classic Western Hat with the feather removed, or possibly a Stetson Deadwood 3X Wool Collection Hat. Either way, Coburn is a Stetson man through and through.

Belmont Stakes 2014(California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn wearing his Stetson. photo cred bleacherreport.com)

Floppy sun-hats are also a race-day staple, as evidenced here. For a wide-array of sun hats that we carry, check out our Sun and Beach Hats.

hats(Race fans at Belmont Stakes. photo cred nbcsports.com)

Other hat styles include your basic fedora styles, along with the narrow-brimmed straw fedora seen here (credit edgar). For fans of this style of hat, check out our KANGOL Heritage Buckle Arnold Fedora

2014-kentucky-derby-1(Photo credit AOL.com)

Traditionally, mens hats for events like this one also include Gatsby-style boater hats, such as this one:

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Christys’ of London Hemp Braid Boater Hat

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