Monday, November 26, 2012

Hat



As you know, this is Lady's Hat Week. I certainly will have interesting hats for you to look at every day, but to be honest, I am already running out of things to say, and it is only Monday. Every hat I look at, I think the same thing . . . why would someone waste so much time, effort, and money on such a useless thing, and I wonder what happens when it is windy. So maybe someone with more style and refinement can comment on the particular details of the hat.

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  1. But it still is better than that FISH hat.

    These hats make me wonder how many birds had to die to make that hat.

    But you know it was the style back then.
    I mean look at the giant hats the upper class still wears in England.
    You should post something from the last Royal wedding if you want to talk about big,ugly hats.

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  2. The hat defined who you were. A lady of this era would never have gone out without her hat.

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  3. The Kentucky Derby brings out quite an array of ladies' hats.

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  4. This may annoy feminists but I believe it's true. Much of female dress is designed to intrigue males. The hats, on the other side, were designed to impress other women.
    Counter arguments to my theory are welcome.

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    1. Kind of "I have more money than you have" hat.

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  5. The particular hat above could attract neither sex. To a man it looks like a horse getting ready to swat a fly and to a woman (my wife) it looks pretensious enough to make her friends NOT tell her how silly she looks. I'd call it as bad hat day all around

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  6. I don't understand those hats. To me the most sensible picture so far this week was the briskett and the corn bread.
    Graham

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  7. The outrageousness of these hats continues today. Remember the Dr. Seuss type hate that Princess Beatrice wore for the royal wedding?

    Is that a fox stole on her shoulders? Yuck.

    I wouldn't want to sit behind her at the movies.

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    1. Ah, but all the old movies had a sign which said "Ladies, please remove your hats", and this is why.

      As to how ugly they are, take a look at some more recent fashions. Remember the platform shoes of the 70s? Nehru jackets? Leisure suits? Who was the movie star who wore a swan draped over her shoulder to some awards show? Ugly, like the poor, will always be with us.

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    2. I like that statement, the ugly, like the poor, will always be with us. By thy way so will the stupid.

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  8. But that is quite a chair she is sitting on.

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  9. Proves my point that there is no fashion statement so ridiculous that some woman won't buy it. :)

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  10. Some hats have very practical design features. The 10 gallon cowboy Stetson has a wide brim to shield you from the sun, a high crown to insulate your noggin from the elements, and is made from felt with a high percentage of beaver fur for durability.

    On the other hand, men wear neckties, and a more worthless, purely ornamental item of clothing has not been designed yet.

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