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A fedora fit for Jack Abramoff. Plus, illumination with a pedigree, Bottega Veneta for baby, tea service you won’t see everywhere, and more...


The Best Bet
Shapeless baseball hats and knit caps can’t compete with the powerful curve of a Borsalino fedora, a symbol of confident power brokers since the Italian company started making it in 1857. The silky fur felt wards off chilly breezes, and the broad brim—as Jack Abramoff demonstrated while leaving federal court last week—provides ideal cover from the glare of unwanted scrutiny (choice of four colors; $300 at J.J. Hat Center, 310 Fifth Ave., nr. 32nd St.; 212-239-4368).