Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Revolving Fashion



The bowler hat is back in fashion.  The newspapers are calling it 'quintessentially British' but I would argue the bowler is very much a fashion icon of the English.

It wasn't until I visited England I ever saw one because most Scotsmen wore a soft hat when I was young, then they disappeared from the well-dressed Scotsman's wardrobe.
Their sudden comeback has nothing to do with Austin Reed stocking them again for the first time in 12 years to celebrate the company's 110th anniversary of course.

I rather like the bowler-hatted look but it had to be accompanied by the perfectly rolled umbrella and leather briefcase. If you'd like to have a try of the red one it's a snip, from Christys' London Hat company, at £263.00.  The grey soft wool hat is a bargain at £30 from here.

Quite fancy the red one myself.  They were all the rage for women back in the late 60s/early 70s, mainly because they seemed to suit all face shapes.

9 comments:

Smoking Hot said...

Are we to see numerous clones of Alex (Clockwork Orange) appearing on the streets?

Radio Free Britain said...

Pity the English team in Dehli didn't wear them instead of that Indian Garb. A missed opportunity for advertising and future exports.

RMcGeddon said...

I keep thinking of Pete Doherty though...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kk/62915869/

Mind you maybe I'm just old and out of date.

Macheath said...

Nobody does bowlers like Patrick Macnee.

RMcGeddon said...

Mac..

Steed was good but it was Jack Buchanan who inspired me to start wearing a bowler....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJii0l7aNeM

subrosa said...

I doubt it SH. They'd be arrested for breach of the peace these days.

subrosa said...

Wasn't their dress awful RFB? I couldn't believe they didn't wear some form of tartan. Whoever was responsible deserves to be erm... sacked. (being kind there).

subrosa said...

You and me both RM. Thanks for the link. :)

subrosa said...

Of course not Macheath, but a photo of him would have cost me €5 euros.

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