Are Hats Dead? Really?
People,(and by that I mean fashion commentators), have been crying "Hats are Dead!" for decades. In the sense that women no longer buy a hat for every dress or suit, I suppose so. Certainly that golden age of millinery that reigned from the 1920s to the 1950s is long, long over. I still see ladies estates form the 50s and 60s with more hats than you can imagine. No woman I know of still buys those kind of dress hats or in that quantity. Oh,there was a time in the 1980s when Princess Diana popularized hats again, and even I sported several felt hats in grad school.
But it's not that hats are gone, they are just different. There are still Sunday church hats, baseball caps, fascinators, cold weather hats, sun hats, hipster ethnic hats, stocking caps and that once a year festival of whimsy and craziness known as the Kentucky Derby Hat.
So it's different now, as it should be. We aren't as formal. That's fine. I get it. Women don't want to wear hats the way they used to. And yet.......... I just added 6 hats to Past Perfect Vintage, and 3 sold instantly. And I do mean the very next day. This makes me happy - not just for the sales, but that there are still women who like a great hat!
Here are my two simple questions: Do you wear hats? What kind?
And now to encourage a bit of hattitude, here they are:
1920s Vintage Black Velvet and Satin Cloche Hat with Wide Brim
Early 1930s Vintage Pink Wool Felt NRA Hat and Late 1930s Brown Fur Felt Fedora Hat
1940s Slate Blue Felt Fedora Style Hat and 1930s - 40s Fedora Style Panama Hat
1950s Golden Yellow Straw Hat
all can be seen at Past Perfect Vintage