The Cappelleria Mutinelli was founded in 1888 by Fausto Mutinelli, who was of Venetian origin. This hat shop is still located in its original premises, which look out over Corso Buenos Aires, the one time Via Loreto. On entering, you can still admire the 19th-century flooring and the original wrought-iron furnishings (lamps and display cabinets), whereas the wooden furniture dates from the 1950s. The business is still family-run, and is now in the fourth generation, with Matteo Mutinelli in charge. Today, as then, you can still find hats made in-house and by the other leading names: Borsalino, Barbisio and Panizza. Until the 1960s, hats were a purely male accessory – and one that was indispensable for completing one’s attire – and the street played host to a full eight hat shops. Next to the Mutinelli shop, until the 1930s, there was a workshop where hats were made to measure.