Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Fake Fez

For Christmas, my husband surprised (spoiled?) me with this wonderfully unique vintage fez hat.

The fez style of hat (and other tall-crowned hat styles) enjoyed brief popularity around the end of the 1930s and early 1940s. I find this particular vintage "fez" hat fascinating because it's actually made using the hat block mold for a tilt crown of a fedora or other "non-fez" hat block.

The hat is decorated with a fake bird (missing its poor little beak) that has a gorgeous spray of iridescent (rooster) tail feathers.

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