Circa Late 1930s~Mid 1940s BIG Feathered Faux Bird Trimmed Black Wide Brim Hat
A scrumptious & well styled number, all artfully blocked & sculpted felt with a single, large faux bird complete with long, glossy iridescent tail draping down the back~
Circa Late 1930s 1940s Black & Red Felt & Suede Sugar Loaf Witch Pilgrim Style Hat
A truly playful hat of black felt with a tall, sugar loaf style crown, fire engine red suede band & tiny black bows with a sculpted & curved brim, decidedly pilgrimesque or witch couture! I gave into temptation & wore this for Halloween as a Pin Up 40s style witch, wickedly fun!
Circa Late 1930s 1940s Black Feathers & Fishnet Cocktail Hat
A glamorous black felt cap cleverly styled with very little actual material (WWII war effort rationing of millinery supplies) & artfully accented with sumptuous sprays of black feathers & large fishnet netting at the back, two hat pins are still in place~ oh, that Old Hollywood elegance!
Circa Late 1930s 1940s Brown Robin Hood Hat with a Long Tailed Pheasant
A striking & now rare Robin Hood inspired brown felt hat trimmed with a gorgeous faux pheasant made of real feathers over a spun cotton body, check out those tail feathers!
Circa Late 1930s 1940s Brown Felt Wide Brim Tilt Hat with Enormous Rose
A very chic & feminine brown felt tilt hat with a generous brim, trimmed with a large, coiling same fabric rose cleverly constructed from smaller felt scraps (a direct result of the WWII war effort rationing imposed on milliners). This lovely hat was worn by a bride for her wedding, which was very common during the war, when weddings were a bit of a rushed affair, before seeing ones sweetheart off to serve. How romantic!
Circa Late 1930s Black Cat Ears Hat
A whimsical black, spiraling cello straw hat styled in the shape of cat ears, reminiscent of some of Renaissance head dresses, with a delightful, looping, back head grip
Circa Late 1930s 1940s Black Spangled HUGE Orchid Flower & Circles Toy Tilt Hat
A glamorous WWII era number of black felt with a large & chunky same fabric flower (looks like an orchid, iris or lily) accented with sparkling spangles, the little hat pad is trimmed with eye~catching same fabric circles. Note the clever usage of the smaller pieces of felt, which, along with many other materials, was rationed during the war. Milliners were pushed to heights of cleverness in scrap material usage, this hat is a fantastic example!
Circa Late 1930s Cocarde Ribbon Trimmed Black Straw Sculpted Wide Brim Portrait Hat
A delicious glazed black straw wide brim, just so Film Noir, with interwoven grosgrain ribbon cocarde trim & a sculpted brim.
Circa Late 1930s Sheer Black Cello Crown Half Hat with Bow & Veil
A charming black halo or half hat of black cellophane with very shiny black cello accents & sheer horsehair braid trimmed with a flirty honeycomb veil & chunky taffeta bow on one side~
Circa Late 1930s Early 1940s Purple & Gray Silk Turban Scarf Tilt Hat
A very Old Hollywood looking turban tilt hat made of scrumptious gray & grape purple silk chiffons, artfully coiled, draped & braided (even the head strap is an eye-catcher!), with a long, tendriling “end piece” that can be wrapped around like a scarf or Medieval wimple style. I believe this was custom made, a very high end little number! Check out the flick “Cover Girl” with Rita Hayworth for similar, superb vintage hats~
Circa late 1930s Early 1940s Blue Cap with Enormous Silk Ribbon Cocardes
A darling little deep blue wool felt cap (probably intended for a young lady bobbysoxer) trimmed simply but fetchingly with an enormous watered silk ribbon cocarde on either side, just too cute~ could easily picture this little number in any one of the teenybopper Judy Garland movies!
Circa Late 30s Black Wide Brim Mans Style Veiled Tilt Hat
A fab, just pre WWII black mans style hat of black felt, fringed along the brim & trimmed with a fine black fishnet veil doted with large chenille puffs & a gold spangled accent on the crown. Love this!
Circa 1930s Black Velvet Turban
A classic 30s turban of gathered black rayon velvet, timeless~