This one has that great "pocket" decoration at the one side and the large decorative buttons. Excellent condition just might use new elastic under the chin. The classic padded bonnet from the mid-19th Century era. And even more rarely am I first in line to purchase them for you! This hat is in great condition and has a pretty gray bow at one side (so it could match the jacket below... But as you purchase each separately, at least you know they came from ONE previous owner and are all original to this one store stock box! Excellent condition with a few store scuffs (Small scuff at right front side of right shoe - you can see on the first photo on the left. Ever so slight scuff at back of heel - see photo - note that color in that photo is off... I wear a size 6.5, and you can see them on my wrinkly foot (I wonder if I can botox my feet! :) from a lot, and I don't really deal in new shoes, so .... I had to lighten photos for you to see the details. Seems I'm not the only one who wondered about who Leslie James might be. it took a grandson and Past Perfect vintage posts to get this information: Leslie James was a combination of James Druce (CEO) and Leslie George Masters, a former film actors in the 1930s at MGM who was encouraged to take up millinery design by the famous Gilbert Adrian. From a museum deaccession and still has the original museum hangtags. Covered in what I think are my favorite flower, silk Lisianthus. The factory was based in Los Angeles with hundreds of employees. so indeed, this hat was displayed at a few museums across the country. ALL huge silk hot pink flowers at the front and large matching satin bows covering the stiff hat back. EXCELLENT CONDITION with lovely light yellow interior. I might be running out of "flapper headpiece luck". I can only assume that these extremely rare high-style wig cloches were a mark of sophistication. I will give you a COA from stating that with a photo of the original box on that COA. :) from a lot, and I don't really deal in new shoes, so .... He created headwear for the likes of Greta Garbo, Norma Shearer and Joan Crawford. Original lining still attached (though could use a few stitches - I'm leaving as found for you! In researching Gladys Millinery, seems she opened her first shop in Coral Gables in 1935. In 1946 his hat prices retailed for .50 - .50 and up to 0 in 1964. Druce retired in 1954 and left the business to Leslie. if Leslie James designs were good enough for Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford..... We are involved in both historic preservation and education.We hope teachers, students, historians & researchers will find these pages useful, as well as reenactors & production companies. Sure, I had worn winter caps and slouchy berets before, but the first time I took a real chance and wore a vintage hat in public, I was terrified. Although stepping away from the mirror and stepping out in public, I was so close to giving up on the whole silly New Year’s resolution. But it was 2010, and this was the year I had firmly resolved to wear more hats.One that seamlessly blends in with your wardrobe and makes you feel like Audrey Hepburn reincarnate. Some might say the most important thing to consider when choosing a hat is your face type.But I believe the most important factor in hat selection is your personal style.
We use patterns made from original items; patterns that are modified to be historical not only in look, but construction; of patterns that we have made from drawings, pictures or paintings.Think 2001 A Space Odyssey with the bubble helmet hats! But then again, they were tiny people with 18" waists and 10" shoulder span, so... if you have a display of hats and boots (as I used to! or each separately (as I know there will be many who don't need/want all 8 pair). I wear a size 6.5, and you can see it on my wrinkly foot (I wonder if I can botox my feet! Excellent condition (like what you might see in a department store with a pair of shoes on display. Lovely ribbon design on this hat with little bow at back and a large raspberry ostrich feather at the side. She obviously kept her possessions in great condition. I'm not absolutely sure the vintage dating of this hat... He created headwear for the likes of Greta Garbo, Norma Shearer and Joan Crawford. This was the look in 1967 (per the Clairol cosmetics ad from 1967 below). It was originally when new, which with inflation equals 5 today. Love the old telephone number with letters for the telephone exchange. ) you will know just how pretty these things look sitting on lace and ribbons. The only thing are the creases at the front toes which could probably be made to practically disappear with some black shoe polish (but I leave things as I find them for those who prefer that! These boots have a sticker on the bottom with the manufacturer and date as it's hard to read the gold company logo inside the top of the boot (see photo). I have no idea what town, or country for that matter! But one pair has already SOLD, so the complete box is no longer available. I wear a size 6.5, and you can see the other size 36.5 size Chanel mule shoe on my wrinkly foot (I wonder if I can botox my feet! :) from a lot, and I don't really deal in new shoes, so .... Look at the first photo (after you click on the photo at left) to see the more true color of the feather... Be careful when you purchase a simple 1840s bonnnet... so coming from a museum, you KNOW this is the real thing! Excellent condition hat of a peachy pink straw with glorious stiff ruffly edge of brim! I would have thought this hat might be early 1960s, but the museum tag is 1950. Eventually his hats were wholesaled to department stores. They’re an endangered species, so wearing a hat will steal your anonymity and invite attention from strangers. You don’t want to waste your hard-earned dollars on something you might never wear.But if you’re like I was, always admiring women who wear hats and wishing you could pull it off, you might decide to make a fun resolution this new year and commit to giving hats a chance. So you’ll want to find a hat that you can wear with confidence. So let’s talk about some guidelines and tips that will get you to Awesometown. The government restricts the use of wool, and single-breasted jackets and cuff- and pleat-free pants become the norm.Once the boys come home, big style roars back with wide lapels, spread collars, and roomy suits.While JFK did wear a hat en route to the ceremony, he removed it before addressing the crowd. Presidents for the unemployment rate and lack of attention to natural disasters and oil spills, but blaming a President on the death of a male fashion staple? Just like Oliver Stone’s film “JFK,” which discussed the controversy surrounding Kennedy’s assassination (“Back. In the matter of JFK and the hat, the President could have been just a victim of circumstance like Gable. Before the 1940s, cars were not as streamlined, with air flow being a problem, causing men to wear hats to protect themselves.The hat industry started to decline shortly after Kennedy’s promotion to the Oval Office, prompting many to believe he was the cause of death. Hats had been on the decline in sales and popularity for many years. However, after vehicles started to become more streamlined and enclosed, men no longer needed hats to protect themselves. According to Neil Steinberg’s book , hats declined due to nonconformity.Maybe it was the fear of what horrible hat hair laid beneath, but I resisted the temptation to leave the hat in my car, and to my surprise, I received so many compliments and delighted looks throughout my whole day!When I got home and put my hat back into its box, my feelings of insecurity had been changed into the heroic sentiments of a do-gooder.