Tag Archives: #Hats

Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights — “ ‘Nice People’ Wear Mallory Hats”

Mallory hats, courtesy of Mary Mallory. Not many companies in the United States can claim over 100 years in business, especially clothing manufacturers, who must deal with so many unique variables, and in particular, constantly changing styles. Two purveyors of … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo – Newsboy Cap Edition VII (Updated +++)

And here’s a mystery chap in a newsboy cap! How to Wear a Hat – Newsboy Cap Edition How to Wear a Hat — ‘Grapes of Wrath’ Edition Movieland Mystery Photo – Newsboy Cap Edition I Movieland Mystery Photo – … Continue reading

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How Not to Wear a Hat – Film Noir Edition (Updated ++)

This mystery gent has a rather crushed chapeau.

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How Not to Wear a Hat, Gangster Squad Edition

How to look like a hayseed just off the farm in really expensive clothes, as demonstrated by Sean Penn in “Gangster Squad,” costume design by Mary Zophres. Why does Hollywood have such a difficult time with men’s hats?

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Found on EBay – Oviatt’s

Two hats from Oviatt’s have been listed on EBay by the same vendor. Bidding on each hat starts at $175. As with anything on EBay, an item and seller should be evaluated thoroughly before submitting a bid.

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Found on EBay – Bullock’s

This hat from Bullock’s has been listed on EBay. Bidding starts at $19.99.

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Found on EBay – Mullen and Bluett

This photo of a window display at Mullen and Bluett, at Broadway and 6th Street, has been listed on EBay. This photo is undated and I would have pegged this as the 1940s, but The Times clips shows that Timely … Continue reading

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How to Wear a Newsboy Cap – Marc Chevalier Edition

Regular reader Marc Chevalier sends along his version of the proper way to wear a newsboy cap. He says it helps to have an authentic period cap: “The caps made in the ’20s and ’30s have a somewhat different shape … Continue reading

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How to Wear a Hat – Noir Edition

One thing that drives me crazy about the current crop of period films is that men usually don’t know how to wear hats. “The Black Dahlia” (with costume design by Jenny Beavan) is a particularly excruciating lesson in unfortunate hat … Continue reading

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Found on EBay – Mullen & Bluett

This 1917 postcard from Mullen & Bluett advertising Straw Hat Day has been listed on EBay. For many years, menswear stores in Los Angeles promoted Straw Hat Day or Straw Hat Week at the beginning of summer. And, of course, … Continue reading

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