Sized Up is our weekly feature that’ll help you find clothing in your size in cities around the world. You won’t see the same old mall stores here – we focus on smaller, custom shops and boutiques that are off the beaten path. If you know of a unique place to shop for men’s clothing in extended sizes, let us know and we’ll talk about it here.

J.J. Hat Center

It’s difficult to beat 101 years of experience. That’s how long J.J. Hat Center has been fitting customers with high quality hats and caps in a variety of styles. As New York’s oldest hat shop, you’re not going to find the same low quality baseball caps you can get at the corner Walgreen’s – J.J’s deals in high end, classic hats and caps – from the pork pie to the fedora to the Greek fiddler, you’ll find hats with distinct style and a nearly unmatched level of quality.

If you’re just graduating to your first proper cap, the staff at J.J. Hat Center will help you find the best looking hat for your head. They’ll suggest the best kind of cap for you in the style you’re looking for. If you’re the type of guy who has trouble finding a hat that fits your head, this is the place for you. Not only will they put you in a hat that fits, but they’ll shape the hat to your head for a perfect fit. If you have an abnormally large head, they can even fill special orders, ensuring you get a hat that fits. Try to get that from the place in the mall.

J.J. Hat Center

J.J. Hat Center prices run the spectrum depending upon the type of hat you’re looking for. You’ll find caps starting at $30, pork pies for $150 and up, and some of their best fedoras available for more than $2000. The prices for items on their website generally run from $25 to $350. If you’re looking for a high quality hat that’s made to last, make J.J. Hat Center one of your stops when you’re in New York City.

J.J. Hat Center
310 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10001
Toll Free: 1.800.622.1911

Photos courtesy JJ Hat Center website & facebook page

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The slim fit jeans were great, at a 46x32 they're a bit long for me, but bunch nicely or can be rolled. And they're not baggy enough that I end up stepping on the cuffs. And now I can ride my bike without having to roll my jeans up past my knees. I ordered two pair in my initial order and just went back and ordered three more, these are going to completely replace my Levis. (They stopped stocking slimmer fits in big sizes about a year ago it seems.)

The shirts were pretty much a complete bust for me, though. I generally wear a 2XLT, and they didn't have any of their shirts available in Tall. Besides that, the 2XL shirts (short sleeve button up and T-Shirts) seem to run a bit small, none of them worked for me length wise or tightness wise. I just ordered some 3XLs with the jeans and we'll see how those work out.

I did notice this shopping round that a lot of items were out of stock or showing low stock. Hopefully this means that they're seeing good demand? I'll shoot some pictures over once the next shipment comes in.


Well, I'll definitely follow up once the order comes in, but the selection was phenomenal. Just place the biggest clothing order I think I've ever placed online... So much good stuff!

Chubstr moderator

@Gimpson That's great! Please do let us know what you think of their clothing, and how it fits. We'd love to see photos and share them with our readers!