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  • Five Fabulous Vintage Pinups to Follow on Instagram

    By Scott Daniels Rockabilly—Goth—Vintage—Burlesque--Pinup. It’s a path we’ve heard outlined many times over in The Fedora Lounge forums. The 21st century explosion of mid-20th century pinup style can easily be seen via several social media platforms, most notably Instagram. The sheer effort in creating hairstyles, makeup and perfectly put together vintage outfits is remarkable. The most successful have gathered tens of thousands of avid followers, and numerous vintage dealers have caught...
  • Three Vintage Hats You Need to Buy Today - 5-3-2018

    This is a new feature-- a weekly roundup of three hat finds from around the net. [URL]https://www.etsy.com/listing/590665422/size-7-34-vintage-1930s-stetson-raw-edge[/URL] Up first is size 7 3/4 1930s Stetson raw edge. Larger hats like this are tough to find these days, and this one appears to be in pretty good shape, especially after a clean and block. [URL]https://www.etsy.com/listing/610837453/size-7-34-vintage-1930s-stetson[/URL] Next is another large size 7 3/4 Zephyr Weight 1930s Stetson. This one is...
  • Deco, Nouveau, & Crafts: Know Your Arts

    By Scott Daniels “Art Deco” may be the most misused identifier in the English speaking world. One sees objects and buildings from the entire sweep of the 20th century labeled “Art Deco” as a generic term meaning “fancy” (or so it seems). Art Deco is often confused with the Art Nouveau period, not in style but in carelessly applied naming, though the two are genetically as different as a locomotive and a lotus flower. To add confusion, the overlapping Arts & Crafts movement, with its subsets...
  • Three Vintage Hats You Need to Buy Today - 5-21-2018

    You know you want it. Royal Stetson in an amazing blue, size 7-3/8 Long Oval. This one ends soon, so you should bid now! [URL]https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-7-3-8-Long-Oval-1950s-Royal-Stetson-blue-fur-felt-fedora-hat/273213433664[/URL] Here's a Stratoliner with box in size 7. Killer box with this one. [URL]https://www.ebay.com/itm/50s-Stetson-Stratoliner-Classic-Gray-Fedora-Hat-w-Vintage-Box-7/272126818172[/URL] And finally, a Cavanagh with a Cavanagh Edge and a wide black ribbon in size 7-1/4....
  • Three Vintage Hats You Need to Buy Today - 5-14-2018

    Once again, it's our weekly roundup of three vintage hats you should buy today. [URL]https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-7-1-4-1950s-Macys-Cavanagh-edge-brown-fur-felt-fedora-mens-hat/401536208385[/URL] Up first is a 1950s brown tall-crown fedora with a Cavanagh Edge branded for Macy's in size 7-1/4. [URL]https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Grey-Featherweight-Felt-Italian-Cervo-Fedora-Hat-EU-61-UK-7-1-2-US-7-5-8/372295175202[/URL] Next we have a grey early-1960s Cervo Featherweight in size 7-5/8. I'm a big fan of...
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