The Fashion For Gentlemen’s Hats

The Fashion For Gentlemen’s Hats – 1926

Joseph T. Dinnis, Ernest Doswell, Frederick Ashbolt

Joseph Dinnis, Ernest Doswell & Fred Ashbolt 1926

I found this photograph of my grandfather, his brother-in-law and …. the man who married his wife’s sisters daughter…

It was the hats that drew me in. I hadn’t given men’s fashion a thought up until now.

And then I looked at this photograph. They are all wearing different hats. And I don’t even know the name of the styles!

And their collars are different too. Allow me to zoom in. The hats, collars and ties are all so different! I am only surprised because I had assumed men had a distinctive style in those days and all wore the same.

LtoR Joseph T Dinnis, Uncle Ern, Fred June 27 1926 - Copy

But here are three men all wearing completely different style of hat, with different collars and ties.

There are another couple of photographs, which may or may not be the same gentlemen. My eyes are drawn to their hats.

possibly Grandad and Wilfbox71

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4 Responses to The Fashion For Gentlemen’s Hats

  1. Peggy Guiler says:

    This is fun. Got me googling to discover the flat cap, the bowler, and a Panama hat. https://scheong.wordpress.com/2011/10/28/mens-hats-a-brief-history-a-look-at-the-hat-in-the-21st-century/ . Check out the collars in this catalog page https://www.pinterest.com/pin/336081190916496563/

    • Oh Peggy! So much information, thank you so much, you have kept me busy for hours! I never knew there were so many different men’s hats or collar types! I still have so much to learn. I will put the information you have given me in a post soon, and will link back to your site of course πŸ™‚ Men’s hats were so elegant back then weren’t they? So much better than the baseball cap! Thank you πŸ™‚

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