I seem to be amassing a rather sizeable hat collection, and I've learned that with the acquisition of hats, particularly vintage ones made from wool felt, comes great responsibility. If I want them to last and not be chewed on by insects, I'll be investing in some hatboxes, acid-free tissue paper, and a hat brush. I had posted a photo of myself, wearing one of the hats I had purchased in New York in an earlier post, below are photos of the other two:
This little 60's hat was $10, and while I can't decide if it's a flattering shape on me, I loved the black velvet flocking on the orange-y background, and it makes a nice little display piece on one of my styrofoam mannequin heads.
I picked up this wool felt fedora made by Artistique of Montreal at The Sentimentalist before I went to New York, and after seeing the prices that vendors were charging for similar hats at the Vintage Show, I came home with a new appreciation for the stores we have here in London.
And speaking of The Sentimentalist, look at this fabulously chic women's fez that was on display when I was last in the store. I couldn't carry it off, but I know there's a woman out there that will be able to do it justice.