Wednesday, 6 October 2010
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.
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.