Sunday, November 24, 2013

Back with a Bowler

Sorry for the super long delay in posts folks, I've been super busy at work and it makes me too burned out to write up this little blog posts, but I can't leave loyal followers waiting any longer! I have several things to show but I'm going to keep the posts short. Today was historic for me. I received my first ever bowler hat today! Not certain of it's age, but the Hatters Union label dates it to pre-1934!

For people unfamiliar with bowler hat designs, I am only a novice myself but I do notice a big difference is the brim curl. It's very minimal keeping a nice conservative streamlined look. I notice a lot of the modern makers make the brim flare way too much and ruin the lines and proportions.

                                            Frayed ribbon a trademark of pre-WWII hats
The pre-1934 label! The big difference between this and the later ones is the latter are smaller in size and exclude "THE" from the title
    Perfection quality for only $3.50! I can't pinpoint a date on this hat, but let's say it's from around 1930 just to round things off. With the inflation calculator, this well made hat only cost   $47.55 in today's money!
                                               And here's the current replay song on my list!

1 comment:

  1. That's nice. My dad has one very close to yours and the story is that my grandpa wore it to church every Sunday. Rather dashing, i think.