Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 24 – Hats

I happen to love hats. I also happen to love vintage clothing and, for a while, had a stall with a friend at an antique market. One of our best purchases was a bulk lot of vintage hats from a woman in Wales – the hats, when they arrived, were all 1930s and 40s vintage, with gorgeous buckles, pleating and floral details. They sold like hot cakes, as you can imagine.

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The stall is no more, but I still have a vintage hat or two in my collection. This detail shot is from two hats I own – the one on the left is from the 1940s, woven straw with velvet details, while the one on the right is actually not vintage, it just looks like it is.

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I do wear the black hat quite often during winter, and always get compliments when I do. I’ve not worn the 1940s one yet, but perhaps the occasion will present itself one day. For now I just love the details, the black velvet and pink flowers with tiny pearl centres.

This was a great theme for me – thanks, Hugh! If you’re a hat-lover like me and want to enter Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge, visit his blog.

21 thoughts on “Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 24 – Hats

    1. Oh Ali, I can’t believe that! I love to wear hats too, although not all styles suit me. Plus my head is often too big for a lot of them (which sounds odd, I know) πŸ™‚

      1. Might…give the hat to me? πŸ™‚ Yay! I’m… Oh. Post a photo. (How would I Google that black hat? And when did ‘Google’ become such an accepted term as a verb? Strange times we live in.)

      2. Strange times indeed, I agree πŸ™‚ But you can Google the black hat under Mimco – it was a style from a few years ago so you might find one kicking around on Ebay or similar? I mean, I’d love to give you mine but then I wouldn’t have one and I’d be sad. πŸ™‚

  1. Hopefully, you’ll be able to wear that hat one day soon, Helen. I think it would look very nice at a Summer Wedding. Any Wedding invites for this Summer?
    How lucky to have got all those vintage hats from that lady. I’m not surprised they sold quickly. They were great hats from that era and hopefully, one day, they will make a very good comeback.
    Glad you enjoyed this week’s theme. It’s been a great subject to cover.

    1. Thanks, Hugh πŸ™‚ I do have a wedding to go to this summer, actually, so you never know, I might be able to wear it after all. Or perhaps I should go to Ascot.

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