- 2 months ago
Planning my summer wardrobe: “I want to look like an undercover fruit stand.”
"Why is that fruit stand shooting death rays oh god it’s Atticus again isn’t it"
I’m going to need some sort of hat made of straw. And skull pins.
http://chachashouse.com/hats usually has some pretty amazing hats.Source: evilsoutherngentleman
- 2 months ago
today I went to olive garden and there was a man wearing a fedora behind me and my mother whispered to me “why is that man wearing a hat we are indoors I don’t understand” and he whipped around with all seriousness and said “twilight sparkle came to me in a dream and requested that I wear this crown for the duration of the evening” and me, not knowing what to do just said “ok” but then the guy started laughing and he was like “I’m just kidding I just like hats”
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- 2 months ago
- 2 months ago
A list of ten of cinema’s most famous screen hats ever sold
10) Dudley Moore’s ‘Arthur’ top hat
Few people have worn a top hat in the bath better than Dudley Moore. His performance as a loveable wealthy alcoholic in the hit 1981 comedy ‘Arthur’ made him an international star, and earned him an Oscar nomination in the process. His screen worn hat from the film sold at Profiles in History in 2012, for a sum of $22,500.
9) Laurel & Hardy’s hats
Laurel and Hardy established the perfect formula for a comedy double act, and honed it to perfection during more than 100 films. They successfully made the crossover from silent films to the talkies in 1929, and are remembered today as slapstick pioneers of the highest order. A pair of the duo’s screen-worn hats sold at Bonhams in 2013 for $18,750.
8) Harpo Marx’s top hat and wig
Harp Marx may not have said much, but he played a mean harp and could cause comedy chaos wherever he went. The silent Marx brother’s famous costume was always the same – a trenchcoat, a wig and a battered top hat. One of Harpo’s screen-worn hats, complete with a built-in wig, was sold as part of the Debbie Reynolds Collection at Profiles in History in 2011, for a price of $45,000.
7) Fred Astaire’s top hat
Hollywood history doesn’t come much more iconic than the top hat worn by screen legend Fred Astaire during his most famous feature film – called ‘Top Hat’. Featuring classic songs by Irving Berlin, and perhaps the best-loved dance sequences ever committed to screen by Astaire and Ginger Rodgers, the 1935 film remains a true classic. Fred’s hat sold at Heritage in 2006 for $6,572 – a paltry sum, considering a top hat worn by Britney Spears sold for $7,500 a few years later.
6) Malcolm McDowell’s ‘Clockwork Orange’ bowler hat
If you’re off out for an evening of ultra-violence, it’s important to get dressed up. Alex DeLarge and his gang of Droogs certainly looked the part in Stanley Kubrick’s notorious 1971 film, with Malcolm McDowell becoming one of the most stylish anti-heroes in screen history. His bowler hat worn during production sold at Guernsey’s in 2008 for $8,000.
5) Margaret Hamilton’s Wicked Witch of the West hat
With her green skin and pointy hat, Margaret Hamilton set the standard for silver-screen witches. As the aquaphobic nemesis for Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz she portrayed one of film history’s most iconic villains, and her famous hat sold at Profiles in History in 2010 for $200,000.
4) John Wayne’s cowboy hat
Few men have ever worn as many cowboy hats as John Wayne. The Duke appeared in more than 185 films in his long career, and his screen-worn memorabilia is now highly valuable to collectors. In 2011, a hat worn by Wayne in three films – Big Jake, The Cowboys and The Train Robbers – sold at heritage for $100,000.
3) Oddjob’ bowler hat
Oddjob remains one of James Bond’s more stylish adversaries, with a smart bowler hat that can take the head off a statue at twenty paces. As worn by Harold Sakata in the 1964 film ‘Goldfinger’, the steel-rimmed hat was made by British company Lock & Co. and sold at Guernsey’s in 2008 for $110,000.
2) Charlie Chaplin’s bowler hat
Charlie Chaplin’s ‘Tramp’ character is among the most iconic in film history. His hat and cane are still instantly recognizable, 100 years on from their first appearance in the 1914 film ‘Kid Auto Races’. One of Chaplin’s bowler hats, worn heavily from use is several productions, sold at Profiles in History in 2011 for $110,000.
1) Indiana Jones’ fedora
Regarded by many as the silver screen’s most famous hat, Indy’s fedora survived Nazis, Thuggee cults, snakes, ghosts and even Shia Leboef. The hat worn by Harrison Ford during the filming of ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’ sold in an online Charitybuzz auction in 2010 for $19,500.
- 4 months ago
I hope that’s cleared things up.
Also, all snapback fedoras should be set ablaze on sight.
Point of interest, The term “Trilby” which is the the style of hat correctly described in the pictures comes from an Edwardian play called, funnily enough “Trilby” as the heroine of that name wore a hat of that style for the first time. The “Trilby” was worn, during that period, mainly by lesbians to indicate their sexual persuasion and only became acceptable as male attire in the 1950’s. Subconsciously those male supremacist who wear the trilby as a badge of office are supporting gay rights. Isn’t the irony delicious~
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- 4 months ago
I tell this story to everyone, ever since I heard it in a documentary on Art Nouveau. Stop fucking up pretty hats, you bastards!
every time i see this, my smile is renewed
I honestly do like fedoras ><
…It’s amazing what a tangential connection to Alphonse Mucha (who was Bernhardt’s official poster artist for many, many years and was one of the key intellectuals that she used to craft her image) can do for my opinion on a piece of clothing.
Incidentally, Bernhardt’s leg that was amputated? Apparently she had a funeral for it. People act like modern pop stars stars are a totally new radical weird thing but man Fin-de-Siecle Europe was a wild, wild place.
And here’s some images of Bernhardt courtesy of Mucha:
Man, Medea always gets me. What a haunting image.
But damn look at her as the fucking Prince of Denmark. Nnf.
I always get so pissed off at the whole co-opting of fedoras by the men’s rights movement because it wasn’t really until the fedora started going out of fashion that it became a men’s hat. Throughout its heyday of the first four decades of the 20th century it was pretty much always a unisex hat, as it was in the 1980s when it started to tentatively almost come back into fashion
I’ve told you before, I tell at least 40 students every semester, I’ll repost it every fucking time it comes up, until it Sinks In:
MRA’s wearing fedoras and claiming them as “Men’s Hats” is one of the most succinct arguments I can give for feminism.
- 4 months ago
A few people have pointed out that the Men’s Rights types often, in actuality, wear trilby hats, not the fedora that Sarah Bernhardt popularized. Guess who the trilby was named for?Trilby O’Ferrall, the novel’s heroine, is a half-Irish girl working in Paris as an artists’ model and laundress; all the men in the novel are in love with her. The relationship between Trilby and Svengali forms only a small portion of the novel, which is mainly an evocation of a milieu but it is a crucial one. The novel has been adapted to the stage several times; one of these featured the lead actress wearing a distinctive short-brimmed hat with a sharp snap to the back of the brim.
0 for 2, dudes.
ETA: I hereby sincerely promise I will not make assumptions about innocent hats, because hats are cool and lots of people are good.
(I will still laugh if you are a self-declared card-carrying misogynist and get upset when you find out that Fédora was a lady.)