A visit to Bon Ton Hatters on 20th Street North, is like stepping back in time. You are greeted by several of the most personable shoeshine guys you will ever want to meet. In addition to shines and shoe repairs, Bon Ton has been in business for as long as I can remember cleaning, steaming, and blocking hats. These days, I am surprised that they get many calls for that service, but apparently there are quite a few dapper men running around Birmingham in some mighty fine chapeaus! This case with its unusual array of headgear caught my eye. Wouldn't you just love to meet the gentlemen that wear these ? Isn't it refreshing to know that these long standing businesses are still providing the services that made them a Birmingham tradition. So which hat is your favorite?