Fashion: The Shapka

The streets of big cities in the nation's cold belt this year are abob with something dashing and radical in men's headgear: shapkas—fur hats. They are worn not by visiting Russians but by venturesome Americans who have discovered that the shapely shapka has the advantage over the standard felt hats: it is warm and comfortable.

The shapka became fashionable in a small way back in 1959, when Britain's

Prime Minister Harold Macmillan visited Moscow. A man of infinite sartorial taste, Macmillan wore a white lamb's-wool shapka that he had bought in Russia 30 years before. Moviegoers also liked the way...

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