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    Boater faction!

    For a hayloft of straw hats the likes of which was probably not seen since the 1930s, see some images here of the 2022 Grand Flaneur Walk, organised by The Chap. https://thechap.co.uk/2022/05/16/the-second-grand-flaneur-walk/
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    1890 and 1920 Montgomery Ward catalogs

    After all these years still fascinated by the fact that nearly all hats are just called "hat", without all the faux precise terminology that began as hats were on the wane. The vanity of small differences indeed.
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    Fedoras afield

    And another?
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    Fedoras afield

    On the understanding that there will be a mix of hats shown but they are indeed "afield", this is from yesterday, at teh Savoy.
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    Is a black waistcoat acceptable with White Tie?

    No one will shout at you if you wear a black waistcoat but a white one looks better, with white tie, adn it is *certainly* correct. I mean, I get the desire for variety but just how often do you wear white tie??? :-)
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    The Bowler or Derby Hat

    Thanks! All there's under the band is a number (5143), perhaps a serial. There is an embossed moniker, too (visible on the band) that says "The Buoyant", perhaps the model of the hat>. The hat has small holes at the top of the crown for ventilation I guess, in the days when gents wore derbies...
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    The Bowler or Derby Hat

    A recent outing of my one and only bowler and vintage hat Some close-ups, as people have asked before...
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    Boater faction!

    These period ads a brilliant; they really give a sense of how these hats were perceived adn marketed, at the time.
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    Homburg Nation

    Wow... Really great. Do you ever do homburgs with a more 'curled' brim? (as seen from the front)
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    The Bowler or Derby Hat

    Thanks for that.
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    The Bowler or Derby Hat

    Does any contemporary brand make a nice brown derby/bowler with a curved brim?
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    Boater faction!

    Since people on this forum were so kind about previous pics of our boaters out and about at parties, etc., I am taking the liberty of posting a few more, conscious of the fact that these are nothing compared to the amazing collector's items posted on this thread... This was the second annual...
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    Boater faction!

    What a great collection of "boater" ads! I think they are very useful from a historical standpoint. I notice that most just refer to them as "straw hats", just as most (nearly all?) pre-war ads for what people nowadays call trilbies and fedoras just call them "hats" or at most "felt hats".
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    Wonderland City

    This recent event might be of interest to some more pics here: https://www.facebook.com/events/540868480266873/?active_tab=discussion
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    2021 Gatsby picnic

    What a great event! We had our second annual Pukka Picnic here in London. A much more low-key event, but still fun.

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