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Why Hat Brim Up?

Rav Chaim Kanievsky zt"l would often tell people to wear the brim of their hat up. Why was he makpid, and was this written in any of his seforim?
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Jewish hats throughout the ages

Is there a book or any other source which goes through the history of which types of hats jews wore throughout history? Also, regarding the Ashkenazi minhag to wear the fedora - why is it worn with ...
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What are the names of these karakul hats among the Hasidim?

Hats of two men in the foreground.
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What are the Names of the Hat types? [closed]

I don't know the names of the different hats worn by various Ashkenazic Jewish people. I know the term "Streimel", and I obviously know what that looks like, but I don't know what's the terms for: -...
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Where would I get this type of hat?

Below is a photo of R' Elio Toaff ז”ל with HH Pope John Paul II. In it, we see R' Toaff wearing a hat traditionally used in certain Ashkenazi and Italki communities, which many Jekkisch chazzanim, ...
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How and when did fedoras arise as acceptable headwear?

Today I learned that the fedora was originally a woman's hat, invented/popularized for women in the late 19th century and only migrating into menswear after 1924 when Prince Edward of England started ...
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Why is the hat often black?

We see here and here questions about wearing a black hat. However, why is the hat black? Is there some sort of kedushah to wearing a black Stetson or Borsalino which is lost in other colours? Or is ...
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Why do Hassidim wear hats that simulate what Non-Jewish czars and kings wore?

I heard from a few people that some of the hats that Hassidim wear such as shtreimelach and spodeks mimic the hat styles worn by previous kings and czars. Perhaps, I heard incorrectly, so feel free to ...
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