Easter is upon us. In lockdown time a way to cheer us up is to wear an Easter hat and share the image with your friends.
The craft of hat making has not changed in years although the way a hat is perceived has changed enormously. Post second world war every man wore a hat of some kind and then along came the sixties with an emphasis on hair and everything changed.
Philip Treacy the milliner said “ I think that while people have heads, there will always be hats” . Treacy and Stephen Jones both based in the UK are two of the most famous hatters in the world at the moment collaborating with major designers and couturiers. Marc Jacobs, Thom Browne, Vivienne Westwood, John Galliano, Chanel, Dior, Valentino………..
Hats for men makes a long list and for some the look is perennial :- Stovepipe hat, Sombrero, Straw hat, Boater, Cap, CowBoy hat, Baseball cap, Bowlers, Top hat, Muir cap, Sailing hat, Bucket hat, Fur hat, Beret etc
The list is endless, so this Easter is time to try a new look and post on social media for us all to share you . As the saying goes ‘if you want to get ahead get a hat’.
GRAHAM FRASER Queerguru’s Culture, Fashion and Arts Correspondent was once half of the award winning FASHION DESIGNER duo WORKERS FOR FREEDOM. Years spent working in the luxury end of International fashion he now lives with his partner the artist RICHARD NOTT and their two Cavapoos Albert and Raf in a stunning renovated 1950’s house on the edge of the Sussex Downs with distant sea views.