This week's prompt showed a shop frontage with awnings, signs and display of fruit and veg. But I decided to continue the theme from my last Sepia Saturday posting on "Forward with Flat Caps" and focus on the men's hats. Thank you to Mike Brubaker for suggesting in his comment that a feature of men's hats could be a logical follow on.
- Fedora and trilby came on the scene in the1890's and were made popular by 20th century movie stars such as Frank Sinatra and Humphrey Bogart.
- Homburg - named after Bad Homburg (‘Homburg Baths’), a town in Hesse in Germany, where it was created.Think of Edward VII, Winston Churchill and on screen Hercule Poirot.
- Pork Pie - another mid 19th century development and associated with the man about town and jazz musicians,
- Straw Boater - traditionally associated with Venetian gondoliers.
- Panama - another popular light hat for summer wear, though actually oringinated in Ecuador.
- Beret - associated with peasant wear in France (think Onion Johnny) and Spain. Adapted in Scotland to become a Tammie - Tam O'Shanter.
- Deer Stalker - think of Sherlock Holmes and upper class country wear.
- Bowler - think of the typical London businessman of the 20th century with rolled umbrella, briefcase and bowler hat; also movie comedians Charlie Chaplin and Laurel & Hardy.
- Top hats - think of romance and swirling capes - the symbol of the 19th century gentleman, now more associated with Ascot Races and weddings.