Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Porkpie Salon Part II

So when did the hat disappear from daily gentleman's attire? There are many reasons -some economic, some social, but president John F. Kennedy was blamed for the abrupt decline in the sales of men's hats when he didn't wear one during his inauguration in 1961.

The same rule for wearing white applies to wearing hats. Felt hats are worn after Labor Day until May 30 and straw or light fabric hats are worn between the two dates for the summer.

Vintage hats now available on ebay:

Porkpie Hat

Mallory Hat

1 comment:

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

I still remember my Father putting on a hat..whether it was to work at the elevator or to an outing to the grocery store. He never did the rule stated, but always had a covered head. I miss those days and still have several of his hats today. The rule seems much like the don't wear white shoes before Memorial Day ;-)