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Freshman Alex Vera’s extensive hidden passion for hats brought to light

Freshman Alex Vera wearing one of his favorite hats. “I like this hat because it holds sentimental value and was gifted to me,” Vera said.
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Freshman Alex Vera wearing one of his favorite hats. “I like this hat because it holds sentimental value and was gifted to me,” Vera said.

Freshman Alex Vera has three rows of command hooks full of hats hung on his wall. He has an estimated 20 hats and uses a steamer to fix and maintain the creases and the shape of the hats.

“I enjoy collecting hats that are unique and cool. I also take care of my hats and give them a long lifetime,” Vera said.
The average price range of a hat is $25-$40. The price range varies in Vera’s collection from $35 to his $300 cowboy hat. The price and the brand play an important role in the quality of the hat.

“Yankee, LA, and the National Team for baseball hats are some of my favorite brands,” Vera said.
Vera looks for certain specifics in a hat, qualities that make a good hat like comfort, color and the style. He is very particular when he picks out a new hat to buy.

“I look for black hats when I’m shopping. I look at the brim to see if it’s uneven or curved. I never buy Old Era Baseball hats. I buy my hats at LIDS in the Fox River Mall,” Vera said.
Vera says he has collected hats for many years.

“I have always found hats fascinating, and I plan to buy and own many more,” Vera said.

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AJ Elm, Social Media Manager
AJ Elm is a junior at Berlin High School. He loves to meet new people, play golf, travel, and play soccer in his spare time. He is really enthusiastic about what he does and is looking forward to spending his final two years as a reporter for the Red’n’Green.