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The Conical Asian Hat. Filipino.
October 21, 2012 9:22 PM   Subscribe

Anybody know where one can purchase a "Conical Asian Hat" in San Francisco or East Bay? We are particularly interested in getting a Filipino-style one because they are very attractive.

(I am Filipino.)
posted by eagle-bear to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (5 answers total)
 
They sell those in Chinatown from 2-5 dollars, or somewhere in that range. The quality tends to be low, however, considering the stores that sell the are those tourist traps. I don't know if they're the flilipino style you want, though.
posted by Qberting at 9:44 PM on October 21, 2012


I'd check Daly City or South SF for Filipino-specific ones.
posted by rhizome at 10:05 PM on October 21, 2012


I would try calling up the Bayanihan Community Center. They might know where to get the real deal.
posted by benzenedream at 10:10 PM on October 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'd try Chinatown or Cost Plus, in the city. There's something called the Hat Club at Serramonte, but that seems to be more Cap oriented.

(Man, now I'm craving lumpia and pansit.)
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 6:48 AM on October 22, 2012


I've seen them at REI (made of fabric, not woven from straw) but not recently. In Japan, these hats are called gasa (related to kasa or umbrella) but I dunno what the Vietnamese or Filipinos call 'em.
posted by Rash at 9:28 AM on October 22, 2012


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