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These period ads a brilliant; they really give a sense of how these hats were perceived adn marketed, at the time.
Wow... Really great. Do you ever do homburgs with a more 'curled' brim? (as seen from the front)
Thanks for that.
Does any contemporary brand make a nice brown derby/bowler with a curved brim?
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...
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...
This recent event might be of interest to some
more pics here: https://www.facebook.com/events/540868480266873/?active_tab=discussion
What a great event!
We had our second annual Pukka Picnic here in London. A much more low-key event, but still fun.
Hope you are enjoying it.
More profiles and stories coming soon.
I have some Walker Slater stuff adn it's generally quite nice, I agree.
That is part of the padding. Historically, horsehair was used. Nowadays, it's usually synthetic. Due to its relative thinness/sharpness, with...
Amazing website!!! Will now have to peruse it thoroughly...
Am I right in thinking that many of the illustrations (the fashion plates) were also...
Good point, Tiki Tom. At the outset, we are looking at London-based events and places but, as we expand we do intend to cover other locations....
Just wanted to compliment the OP and other posters on a great thread and resource.
There is so much social history contained in those ads...
We have recently started a website dedicated to contemporary places and events that have a strong "Golden Era" vibe: Wonderland City.
Thanks! Yes, he is. Talented and friendly chap.
Boaters "in the wild" (Society of Salome's 1890s Picnic, on Hampstead Heath).
Several boaters (but not mine) being quite old specimens.
Thanks V M gents. I’m not really a proper hat collector so I tend to only really wear them as part of that sort of outfit. I’ll take pics soon.
Some really fine lids on show here...
Here is a picture of my one and only Homburg, to date, being worn.