Lots of Hats

I’ve had a few hats over the years. Here are a quick three hundred. I have studio photos of another two hundred or so which I haven’t gotten around to formatting and editing, then there are all the ones which never made it to the white background. There’s a pretty good cross section of styles, colors and eras represented here. Enjoy!
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A tie, then and now

It’s always cool when you can find photos of vintage clothes worn in their natural habitat. And not just “oh that’s pretty similar”, but something of the same pattern, clearly identifiable. I gave the below tie to my friend Florian, and he shot me a message today saying he’d tracked it down. Here’s a shot of the same tie in action, in 1941′s Hellzapoppin’.
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Size 7 Western Homburg

Now on eBay!  LINKThis vintage hat is a very interesting early style. It has a western raw edge kettle curled brim, but with dimensions more along the lines of a fedora or a homburg.  It has a western style bow, but of wide dress hat proportions.  Stetson made these around the turn of the century- but this one is a custom made job, probably from the 1960s.  It’s a great, versatile style which you rarely run across, and when you do, usually examples are 100 years old and in poor condition.  This one is like new.Size: 7Brim Width: 2-3/4″Ribbon Width: 1-1/8″    Photobucket

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