‘New’ Hat From the Past #15

Royal Hats to August 15 thirty years ago and a natty straw boater Queen Elizabeth wore in Scotland (the bottom photo shows its previous wearing on a February 1986 tour of Nepal). Veering toward the costumey side of the spectrum (she looks ready to take your deli order), it’s a fun piece that wraps up our first week of older hats that I don’t recall seeing before. How many of these hats were familiar to you?

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9 thoughts on “‘New’ Hat From the Past #15

  1. Interesting first week of [not remembered] repeats, HatQueen. Thank you. An enjoyable journey. I don’t remember any of them, but that’s me not paying attention. This hat, as you say is well described as a “fun piece”.

  2. It looks less deli-like to me, and more like three other queens are going to pop up next to her and burst into four-part harmony. It goes nicely with the coat, though, without being too matchy-matchy.

  3. Thanks, Hat Queen, for the blasts from the past. It was fun to see the different styles. What I learned is that I don’t care for the helmet style (1, 11) or the beanie style (5, 9). I don’t care for the bumper style either, but will make an exception when the materials and trim are exceptionally beautiful (#14). I do like boaters (2 ,7), but not when the color and outfit are not appealing (15). The styles I do like are mostly those with larger brims such as the red upturned brim (6), the blue angled (10), the purple and white (12), and the yellow split brim (13). I continue to be in awe of the Queen, not least for her fashion bravery.

  4. In the first photo it almost looks too small. Although yesterday’s split brim yellow hat was rather too bright, I do prefer HM in more saturated colours. This one doesn’t make it on several levels for me. And yes, ma’am, I will have fries with my order.

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