Vintage Hat Friday

Starting today (and every Friday from now on) I will be posting pictures and reviews that showcase vintage hats, either from my personal collection or from other sources.  As many of you know, I purchased almost one hundred vintage hats this past year, and I’m anxious to share the best of them with all of you.

The hat being featured today is a red velvet special occasion hat. Unfortunately there’s not a label in this hat, but I am quite certain that it was created in the mid-to-late 1940s, possibly early ‘50s, based on other designs that I have studied.  The piece is embellished with burnt ostrich feathers that were specially dyed for this hat.  I can envision pairing this hat to great effect with an impeccable coat or tailored suit.  It would be impossible to go unnoticed while wearing this stunning piece!

Red Velvet Hat with Burnt Ostrich Feathers

Red Velvet Hat with Burnt Ostrich Feathers