Saturday, October 1, 2011

Changes!

So, lately I've been working on expanding my etsy shop by branching into vintage menswear.  This may mean blog posts devoted to men's vintage now and then.  Today, I've been researching men's straw boater hats, as I have just acquired a lovely specimen for the Attic, so I thought I'd share some dapper chaps donning said dashing headgear.  What do you think: who wore it best?


Harold Lloyd


The Dapper Knapp Chap


Fred Astaire


11 comments:

Emily & Gracie said...

Ooh - such a hard decision! I know and love Lloyd and Astaire, but that Knapp Chap is quiteahunk, so I'm voting him!
- Emily

Bruce Partington-Plans said...

"blog posts devoted to men's vintage"? That's fine by me! ;-)

Funnily enough I'm watching Fred sporting that very look in Flying Down To Rio as I type! As I wear glasses, however, I guess I look more like Harold Lloyd than Mr Astaire when I'm wearing my "skimmer". Still, it's all good!

Brittany_Va-VoomVintage said...

Knapp Chap, for sure! How exciting about the menswear. There seems to be a lack of things for the dapper man. can't wait to see your menswear posts!! x

Carys said...

So exciting!! I love seeing men in boater hats, I think it looks so quirky and stylish! My vote is for the dapper knapp chap!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

wacky tacky said...

Great hat! I wish it has big enough to fit my giant noggin!!!

Miss Rayne said...

DEfinately Knapp Chap, I have to say though, seeing a man in a boater always reminds me of butchers.

Patricia Lynn said...

I think boaters and glasses don't really mix, personally. At least they don't in the photo you provide and with my Hubby Dearest, who wears contacts when he wears his boater. I'm sure that is my modern taste talking, though, and not my moderne taste.

art deco dame said...

Chap!And yeah for expanding to mens fashion!Its so easy for men to dress better and such a shame that more don't.

Kate said...

Hmmm, I'm not sure... that Knapp Chap is rather dapper!

Mim said...

Knapp Chap is very smart, but it's got to be Fred, just because he's Fred.

BaronessVonVintage said...

Stay tuned for more posts along these lines!

Looks like the Knapp Chap takes the cake!

I must admit I find Harold Lloyd immensely charming with glasses + boater, but as the other images have shown, a very dashing (though less quirky?) look is achieved. Too bad the season of the boater is waning here in the Northern hemisphere, but the Antipodeans shall be longing for boaters before long!