Hat From the Past

Royal Hats four years ago to a Te Deum service held on November 15, 2016 and an interesting hat on Prince Laurent of Belgium. I think he’d be better suited to a shorter crown (something pinched maybe?) and slightly wider brim- what do you think?

Thanks, Jake, for suggesting this hat!

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Photos from Getty as indicated

10 thoughts on “Hat From the Past

    • Great call on the Oliver Hardy look — I concur!

      My thought was that he still had this hat in the closet dating back to his much younger years when possibly he was smaller and grabbed it by accident on the unexpectedly cold day. (Kept it out of sentimental value, not intending to actually wear it again in public — I do that with some things.) The look on his face in the first photo suggests to me that maybe he did not appreciate being photographed at that moment.

  1. Judging by the oddly dimpled crown, this hat was not supposed to look like this. An unexpectedly cold day; old hat pulled from the bottom of wardrobe crushed under a pair of boots; crown hastily pushed out and hat plonked on head without glancing in the mirror – voila!

  2. Is it possible this is a style found in a cultural costume? It rather has that feel to me…..but it is highly possible I’m totally wrong on that!

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