Jon Houston

Jon Houston

Arts & Entertainment Writer

Jonathan Houston is an arts & entertainment writer at the The Hatwalk blog. He has a Bachelor's of Arts degree from the Art Institute of Portland and also writers for Whiskey Wash.

Three images from Coachella 2022 with men wearing hats

Best Men’s Coachella Hats in 2022

By Jon Houston

As the weather gets warmer and spring fills the air, one event sets the tone for the whole summer: Coachella. 2022 marks the first time this event has occurred since 2019, thanks to the lockdown. But, the festival is back in a big way, along with all its fashion-forward attendees. To celebrate its return, we’re…

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Pharrell Williams wearing three unique hat styles at various events

The Best Pharrell Williams Hat Fashion Guide

By Jon Houston

Few music producers are as versatile or as well-known as Pharrell Williams. However, outside of his musical talents, the Pharrell Williams hat styles are also famous. If your only exposure to Williams’ hats is his happy hat, here are more.  Pharrell Williams Hat Styles: The Early Days Mr. Williams started in music back in the…

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A mix of famous, well-known Johnny Depp hat styles

The Ultimate Johnny Depp Hat Style Guide

By Jon Houston

Acting is an inherently creative craft and one that some people embrace both on and off-screen. One such actor is Johnny Depp, who brings his eccentric style and presence wherever he goes. One way he adds pomp and flourish to his appearances is with the famous Johnny Depp hat. In fact, it’s relatively rare to…

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Billy Ray Cyrus, a cowgirl, and a couple wear cowboy hats

The Coolest Stagecoach Hat Style Guide

By Jon Houston

2022 marks the first event in two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Founded in 2007, Stagecoach has grown to be the largest country festival in the world. Thanks to its popularity, you can always see the coolest Stagecoach hat if you attend. Stagecoach runs from April 29th to May 1st at the Empire Polo…

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New Orleans Jazz Fest Hats

Guide to New Orleans Jazz Fest Hats

By Jon Houston

Since 1970, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has been one of the cultural cornerstones of the Big Easy. 2022 marks the return of this event post lockdown and this year, the festival runs from April 29th to May 8th at the Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots. Headliners are Lionel Richie, Death Cab…

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Clint Eastwood cowboy hat styles over the years

Clint Eastwood Cowboy Hat Styles in Classic Western Movies

By Jon Houston

When it comes to iconic headwear, nothing comes close to the Clint Eastwood cowboy hat.  Since his appearance on Rawhide in 1959, Eastwood has starred in tons of westerns. Over the years, his cowboy hat styles have adjusted accordingly. These are specific headpieces he’s worn in westerns throughout his career. Late Clint Eastwood Cowboy Hat…

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Slash Top Hats

True Story Behind the Legend of the Slash Top Hat (with Photos)

By Jon Houston

The Slash top hat is about as iconic as the band Guns ‘n Roses. Even though GNR is past its prime, its song catalog has become a timeless classic collection. A big reason for GNR’s success is the insane talent of lead guitarist Saul Hudson, also know as Slash. In fact, it was the late…

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Celebrating Classic Gangster Fedora Hats on The Godfather’s 50 Anniversary

By Jon Houston

When it comes to gangster films, one stands above the rest. It’s a tour de force of excellent writing, acting, cinematography, and, of course, the gangster fedora hat. We’re talking about The Godfather, which premiered in March 1972, which means March 2022 marks part one’s 50th anniversary. So, we wanted to take a trip through…

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Brad Pitt Tristan Cowboy Hat

Brad Pitt Cowboy Hats (with Photos)

By Jon Houston

As a member of Hollywood A-list, Brad Pitt has had a long and storied career. In his young days, he had bit parts on TV shows like Dallas and 21 Jump Street. Then, in 1991, he hit the mark with a small role as a young stud in Thelma and Louise. The world was never…

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Director Richard Poplak wearing a red beanie at the last Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Film Festival Hat Fashion Guide

By Jon Houston

A Sundance Film Festival Hat with an embroidered logo is not a fashion statement. So what are your choices if you want to bundle up and wear a hat because your head is cold? Up to 10 percent of your body heat is lost through your head, which is why hats are practical and stylish…

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Charlie Brown, Gonzo, Judy Garland, James Stewart Christmas Movie Hats

Hollywood Guide to Christmas Movie Hats

By Jon Houston

The holiday season can inspire people, both real and fictional, to wear some outrageous Christmas movie hats. So far out, in fact, that we’ve decided to list them here.  These hats are in no particular order, although one could argue that they’re ranked based on how memorable they are. I haven’t watched A Charlie Brown…

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