Show us your vintage hats!

Discussion in 'The Powder Room' started by Daisy Buchanan, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. Tamamiko

    Tamamiko One of the Regulars

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    I actually found some better pix from an older set. And I figured out how to insert image! I feel special. lol

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  2. Isis

    Isis One of the Regulars

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    I will take pics, I promise!

    No, my grandmother was just one of those people who excelled ni everything she did. She made hats and clothes and cooked ad baked and made lace and dolls and just about anything. :)
     
  3. Isis

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  4. Isis

    Isis One of the Regulars

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    You look lovely!
     
  5. Thank you Isis :D

    That pale one is my favorite too.
     
  6. Tamamiko

    Tamamiko One of the Regulars

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    Thanks Isis. :)
     
  7. BananaBomb

    BananaBomb New in Town

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    Hello.
    I'm new.
    Here's a few of my hats, wonder if anyone could help with dating them
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  8. BananaBomb

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  11. Bluebird Marsha

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    Had to swipe the pics from my Etsy purchases, since my camera died, and my beloved phone was stolen, but here's a few of my hats. They're like kittens, they just keep multiplying...

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  12. Isis

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  13. kamikat

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    Isis, very nice and it looks fantastic with your red sweater.
     
  14. Isis

    Isis One of the Regulars

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    Thank you Kamikat!
     
  15. Annixter

    Annixter Practically Family

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    Great hat thread, and I wonder why it fell out of use over a year ago. Over the weekend, I purchased my lovely gal her first vintage hat for her upcoming birthday. She likes hats, and every time we pass an overpriced and cheaply made vintage-ish looking one at a department store she wants to purchase it. Rather than repeatedly comment that she can find a vintage hat of much better build quality and similar style for the same or slightly higher price, I decided to prove it to her with a gift!

    I don't have the hat in my possession yet, but I'd like to show it off and am itching to see if any of you might be able to give some input on its age. I'm using the seller's photos for now, and I unfortunately don't have any pictures of labels, tags, etc. that might help with dating. From what I have found online John-Frederics "Charmer" hats with the same sweatband are all advertised as c. 1930s or 1940s, but I cannot find written or photographic evidence to support the sweatband dating. From what I have read, John Harberger and Frederic Hirst split in 1948 with Hirst maintaining the John-Frederics name until approx. 1953 when the brand stopped appearing in advertisements. However, I cannot find any information on when the "Charmer" line was used--before or after the split--and for how long. Judging by the limited amount of John-Frederics magazine ads I have been able to find, the hat style looks to be more late 30s early 40s than their late 40s and certainly Mr. Fred's styles of the 50s after the split, but I'm a novice in women's hat styles. Any input would be appreciated because I'm curious for myself and would like an accurate back-story to tell the misses when she opens the box.

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  16. 40'sfetish

    40'sfetish Familiar Face

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    Loving all the beautiful hats. I have several hats but sometime am at a loss as to do hair and hats. I can do hair but how to do styles that dont end up crushed by the hats is currently beyond me. I mean hats are meant to be removed indoors aren't they?
     
  17. Miss Sis

    Miss Sis One Too Many

    It's true there is an art to styling one's hair to go with one's hat, but remember, a lady does not have to remove her hat anywhere in public! ;)

    I often choose the style for my hair dependant on whether I plan to wear a hat with it or not, but generally, the hat dictates the hairstyle. 1920s cloches mean flat to the head styles and any length needs to be rolled very flat or low to the nape of the neck, 1930s waves again generally sit fairly flat. Some hats can be worn further back or tilted so front curls are not squashed. 1940s hats are often off the forehead or tilt styles so they can be arranged amongst rolls.
     
  18. Story

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    Pardon the intrusion, Ladies - but I thought this would be of interest and also the best thread for additional information.

    I snagged this leopard print pillbox hat for a friend of mine. No maker's label, the tag reads 'Union Made 8492' and an interior diameter of 21 1/2" (so size 6 7/8)

    Presumably fake fur, but how do I *know* that?

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