Need a smart hat? Let Smart Alec help you.
Michael Albert, the owner of Smart Alec, stocks a large assortment of hats, from straw boaters to top hats to the Truffaux panama hats (as seen at the Melbourne Design Market) as well as stylish cufflinks, man-bags, walking sticks and leather gloves – basically all the accoutrements of a fine-looking gentleman. He must do a roaring trade around Spring Racing Carnival time.
When I was there I noticed that Michael was unfailingly polite and attentive with his customers, spending time to consider their needs, measure their heads and suggest suitable styles. Not only is his retro-styled store is a fun place to browse, but it’s refreshing to see really caring customer service in this age of chain stores and fast retailing.
Hats off to you, Smart Alec.
- Smart Alec, 71 Smith St, Fitzroy +61 3 9416 4664