I remember that. Up there with the puppet wot tapped on the window. (Forgotten what shop it was.)
Alexanders has been suggested in a comment LS, but now a chocolate shop in Block Arcade. http://highriser.blogspot.com/2008/11/tapping-man.html
Heh, funny I remember City Hatters too, didn't know it was owned by Henry Buck though, interesting.Always remembered as a kid the bowler hats shown in the window, and fascinated by them.Michelle
Henry Bucks owning it surprised me too Michelle. I confess to have never looked in the window.
I used to like looking in the window when I was a kid too! I loved all the different hats. V.
Clearly I have missed something in life V. I better look in the window soon.
When we see old photos of the CBD, races or any crowd, every man wears a proper hat. Those were the days.I bought a hat there - a white Akubra Stetson (it was the 80's and that's my excuse) and a white hat has to have a disaster, so I took it back to ask them to clean off the black oil spot and they said "just dab it with eucalyptus oil".I was sceptical of course, but hey presto! snow white hat again.Have used that trick for many other disasters with great success.Lobg may they reign.
A Stetson! At least you offered an excuse. Eucalyptus oil has magical properties. I am about to clean our shopping list white board with it.