It isn't just that hats provide shade in the summer and warmth in the winter. It's that they really do enhance your face, provided you have the right hat and the right face of course.
I saw this chocolate brown felt fedora (above and below) at an antiques store in Lambertville, New Jersey, where I spent a few hours yesterday, and it was love at first sight. The hat is a vintage (1950's I believe) Knox Twenty, which means that it originally cost $20 -- not a small amount back then. I tried the hat on, looked in the mirror, and knew it was coming home with me. It looks especially good paired with my new camotooth jacket -- I'll post a pic as soon as the weather cools; maybe sooner.
I tried on a few other hats yesterday. Some worked better than others.
|Didn't Doris Day wear this in "Lover Come Back"?|
|Very "Steppin' Out With My Baby"|
This hat was a little too big....
But certainly no bigger than this one.
There's a wonderful hat store not far from the Garment Center, just south of the Empire State Building, called J.J. Hat Center. I bought all the caps below there:
I found my white Panama-style Stetson on Amazon and I wear it constantly. It's extremely comfortable and surprisingly durable.
I found this vintage straw hat (below) last summer at the flea market. I think it cost $10 and I've worn it to death. Actually it has a lot of life left in it yet.
Of course, nobody looks good in every hat...
|Does anyone remember Roy?|
In closing, friends, are you a fan of hats, either new or vintage?
If so, where do you find yours and where do you wear them?
Have a great day, everybody!
|A box of vintage ladies hats for sale at Modern Love in Frenchtown, NJ|