The hat Pharrell Williams wore to the
The handmade brown felt
And now, according to the Headwear Assn., a 106-year-old industry trade group for the headgear business, a recently conducted online poll has recognized Pharrell's longtime penchant for stylish lids (Panama hats, driving caps, fedoras, you name it), earning him the most votes in a "Hat Person of the Year" poll.
The news release announcing the results characterized this as "the closest year of voting ever," with Williams receiving 25% of the votes and
Pharrell is the fifth person to be crowned as the Headwear Assn.'s "Hat Person of the Year." Previous honorees include
Williams will be honored at the H.A.'s annual gala, scheduled to take place April 24, 2014, at the Central Park Boathouse.