Looking at my photographs of family members in hats, it strikes me that women like to wear the same style as everyone else but men wear whatever they want to and aren’t bothered if it’s the same style as the next man or not. Or perhaps they just like to stand apart from the crowd.
For example, in 1931 and 1932 it is possible to see the Cleeve sisters wearing identical Berets in casual wear and formal hats at Dora’s wedding. The hats worn at the wedding by the ladies were cloche hats.
We can see all the female guests wearing the same style hat. This cloche style was fashionable from 1908 to 1933. It was the iconic hat of the twenties decade, associated with the flappers of the era. You can read more about it here:
Looking at the gentlemen’s fashion for hats in the 1930s I found this photograph of my grandfather and two family members.
You can read more about these hats here:
Many thanks to Peggy for her help in identifying the type of hats! https://pguiler.wordpress.com/