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I love my beautiful hat

I love my beautiful hat

By John Mercure. CREATED Jul 30, 2014

My Syracuse Fashion Design daughter Aimee is spending her summer interning at one of America’s premier hat makers, The Brass Rooster in Milwaukee.  We thought she would be spending her summer in New York City, so we have been thrilled to have her home this summer.

I was even more thrilled when Aimee gave me my Father’s Day gift.  It was a gift certificate for my very own custom hat.

Today I got my hat.  It is stunning.  It is a beautiful row boat hat.  It’s navy blue felt.  The best part is that Aimee made the hat.  Her hands crafted it.  I’m so proud.

John McLaughlin, the owner of the Brass Rooster said that it makes me look like Frank Sinatra.  I don’t know about all that, but the hat is smokin’ cool.

A few weeks ago I headed into the hat shop for a fitting.  They put this weird contraption on my head and took all kinds of measurements.  Today I went in to pick up my hat.  I was a little nervous, but incredibly excited.  Aimee was so excited.  I’m so proud of her.

My hat is perfect. Perfect.  It even has my name inside.

The only thing better than my hat, is my daughter Aimee.

John Mercure

John Mercure

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Emmy-winning journalist, John Mercure brings more than 20 years of reporting and anchoring experience to his position at NEWSRADIO 620 WTMJ.