While we’re acknowledging some accessories that were popular for mid-century, how about the ever-present men’s hat? Men’s vintage clothing is not my specialty, but sometimes I can’t resist. These can look just as cute or smart on women as they look handsome on men.
I still love seeing a man in a hat and, if you watch old movies 1965 and back, men wore hats almost ALWAYS when they were away from home. There were few exceptions to that rule. Men’s hat styles were almost as important as the trends in women’s frocks.
However, the design of classic accessories seems to morph more slowly than garment designs do and the style changes in men’s hats have been subtler over the decades, though still very important. Most dress hats are still made of wool felt and will last forever if protected from moths and properly stored. All it takes is a little brushing once in a while and making sure that it doesn’t get crushed.
This classic brimmed style can go with lots of things, from boho to casual to smart casual to elegant. Remind you of anyone? Come fly with me, come fly away . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY
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