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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Buy Yourself a New Hat

Its been a while since I've done a vintage style post so here we go.

Even though I dress in a vintage style most ever day, the majority of my clothes are vintage reproductions, meaning they are recently made clothes done in vintage style.  As nice as genuine vintage is, with its rarity and authenticity, there is a lot to say for reproductions, they are sturdier then authentic vintage, generally in  better shape, and with many manufacturers on sites like Etsy taking custom orders you can get something truly unique.  After the holidays I used some gift money I received to order two vintage reproduction hats.

The first hat is a 1920s or 30s style crochet bert, crochet was very popular during these decades



My hat is from Capitaine Crochet:




Its a really well made hat, nice and loose so you can pull it down over your ears.  Everywhere time I wear it I get asked where I got it.  You can find Capitaine Crochet on face book.  You  have to check frequently because the hats she lists sell very quickly.  Her page is also full of fantastic deco images and  she has amazing vintage style.


The second hat is from Lady Eve's Millinery on Etsy.  I've two other hats from this shop and I've worn them here and here.  Like all hats from Lady Eve's Millinery my new hat is made from a vintage block, meaning its an exact copy of a real vintage hat.   Its a wide brimmed 1940s straw hat:


  

with a tartan bow.


I kind of feel like there is something a little bit early 60s about it too:

It is really more of a summer hat and not suited to these frigid temperatures, but I couldn't resist wearing it around the house one day.  No matter where or when I wear a vintage style hat it always makes me smile. 

14 comments:

  1. WE love those hats, you look cute in them, mom says she would look like a dorf!
    stella rose

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  2. OMG that first hat is gorgeous, you look so pretty in it!
    You wear vintage so well.
    Lynne x

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  3. Love those hats....though not a hat wearer here.

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  4. They look like they belong on you. I have some old pill box type hats in hat boxes....I need to break those out.

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  5. Those hats are beautiful. I especially like the crochet hat! It looks casual and pretty. And you look very lovely in the hat!

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  6. I love that second hat and used to have something like it! The first one looks like a fun crochet project.

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  7. You really ROCK both of those hats!! The suit you!!

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  8. Very, very stylish. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  9. I now want a hat. I own maybe two. Maybe I should go and see if I can even find my hats.

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  10. Nice hats! I really should actually make myself some to wear...

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  11. Marvelous post and look at one of my favourite accessories of time: vintage hats!

    I've always delighted in the fact that you're a fellow vintage hat wearer and that we can each swoon over the beauties that we post on our respective blogs (and Instagram).

    Keep on your rocking your awesome 30s toppers, dear Kate - they look beautiful on you!

    ♥ Jessica

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