When Men Wore Hats. Seriously.

When guys really wore hats, before J.F.K. made them passe with his hatless public appearances, men wore them everywhere. Sporty hats, formal hats, top hats, caps, berets. While western hats (a.k.a. Cowboy Hats) are still popular in places today., (except for self-styled hipsters) the urban male has generally forsaken the topper. Maybe the nostalgic look at these vintage ads will bring them back.

 

1920

Leslie Sallburg, 1938

Phil Dormont, 1953

Edwin Georgi, 1940

Vintage ad for Knox narrowed brims hat.

Robert Goodman, 1947

1936

James Williamson

Jay Hyde Barnum, 1937

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