A “bob” hat advertisement similar to this one would be a familiar sight to many women during the 1920s. During this time period, the bob hat or cloche became a classic. The cloche was bell shaped at the top and had decorative additions such as feathers, geometric shapes, and flowers, which would showcase a woman’s demeanor. As said on vintagedancer.com, there were other accessories that women wore on their heads such as wrapped turbans, short crown straw hats, and an array of different headbands. These hair accessories became popular during the 1920s because of the way it worked with new hairstyles such as the bob. A cloche’s structure would frame the face of the women who wore them. In many cases women would not leave a store without ensuring
They needed such a large hat to protect their faces from the sun while riding in the western heat. The bandana around their necks was to help them breathe amid all the dust, and the chaps on their pants were to help them ride their horses and carry their guns. Anyone who sees a picture of a person attired in this way immediately identifies that person as a cowboy and associates them with characteristics of adventure and bravery.
Hats were worn by all members of the bedwetters and each hat symbolized something about them. For Cotton his choice of headgear was a military helmet that he strapped under his chin when he was about to do something dangerous or “manly”. He chose this form of headgear because he was very interested in Vietnam, which was going on at the time that this book took place. Cotton also intended on enlisting when he turned 17 with dreams of becoming a general. The Lally brothers each had matching bulky cowboy hats, showing that the parents just got them matching everything to save time. Shecker wore a golfing hat signed by Arnold Palmer, obviously showing his family has very important friends and no time for him. Teft wore and Africa korps hat probably because he had dreams of being in the military as well but maybe not for the United States. Lastly, Goodenow wore a Hopi Headband. Much like with the radios, the hats are also thrown at the buffalo by the boys. They are obviously done with the hats and no longer want to bee thought of by them. They want to be known for being themselves and for setting all of the buffalo free from the preserve.
Holden’s red hat that symbolizes nonconformity is translated into our present society through various expressions of styles such as: fashion and life. Fashion and lifestyles that are created based on one’s personal creativity and interests. Therefore; is relevant to our society today.
Cloche Hats. To show the short hair (a close fitting cloche is the only chose for hair that was short and flat.)—affected the body posture (“it was pulled well over the eyes which meant young women held their heads at a specific angle in order to see where they were going.”)
On page 87 in Artforms is the painting Self-Portrait in a Straw Hat. This oil painting was produced by Marie Louise Elizabeth Vigee-LeBrun in the year 1782. The work of art depicts a young woman, presumably the artist, posing in front of a clouded blue sky. The figure is clothed in a rose colored dress with white ruffle along the neckline, a navy blue colored shawl which is wrapped around the crooks of her arms, and a straw hat adorned with bright red, blue, and white flowers. A large white feather with black trim is protruding from the hat. The lady in the portrait is facing forward and holding paint brushes and a palette topped with paints in her left hand. Her hair frames her face and fall on top of her
The ribbon would be seen at the bottom of the crown, a ribbon and a brooch would be placed in the middle at the front. The brooches would be seen on top of the ribbon. A veil would also be added in black and it was made from netting and covered in spots. At the start of the 1910s the hats would have very deep crowns and large brims till 1911 when the brims decreased in size. Feathers, flowers and ribbons continued to be seen as decoration. Later the hats became a lot less heavily decorated then the Edwardian hats. In 1912 hats decreased in size and the crown would fit the head size. The brim was now a regular size and small feathers were seen on the hats pointing upwards. Straw would be used to construct the hats and it would be seen in colours such as dark orange, navy blue, brown and grey. The hats seen for sports would be made from velvet or tweed. Some hats that were like helmets due to their rounded shape, would be decorated with hussar feathers which were influenced by the military. In 1914 the hats continued to have regular brims and veils could be seen attached to it with rounded crowns. Flower and ribbon would be seen as decoration. The shepherdess hat was seen again in
Her dress was that of 18th century garments. The frilled cap was probably a Bavolette which “was a ribbon frill at the back of the bonnet. Its purpose was covering the neck, which was considered an erogenous zone in the mid-19th century” (History of Hats for Women). The Bavolette
These headdresses hold significant meaning to those belonging to Native American tribes and are not meant to be worn as an accessory. These warbonnets were typically comprised of beadwork, ermine skins, and tail feathers of an eagle (Native American Headdresses). Each element to the headdress had to be earned through bravery and determination by chiefs and warriors and were scarcely worn by women. While these warbonnets hold significant meaning to many Native Americans, all value is lost when young women belonging to the majority culture adorn these headdresses to make a fashion statement. As Tate Walker, a woman belonging to the Lakota tribe says on the topic of wearing headdresses, “Your fashion accessory is our symbol of survived genocide” (Here's Why You Should Reconsider Wearing That Native American Headdress). Wearing these articles with significant meaning and history to marginalized cultures is a disrespectful example of cultural appropriation. More attention needs to be brought to acts such as these in order for change to enact.
Often times throughout history clothes have been very important in equating social or occupational status. For example, on a construction site you see the hierarchy of power by the color of the hats worn by the employees. Sadly,
He grew his hair long, and wore a large feather in his hat. His dress coat was of black velvet with gold stitched embroidering. He claimed that he adopted this outfit so that his men "would recognize him on any part of the field".iv
The image above does well to represent a well know icon of the American west. the Western cowboy is a unique aspect of western American history and has been since the emergence of the practice. the Oxford dictionary describes a cowboy as a " A man, typically one on a horseback, who herds and tends cattle, especially in the western US." One of the most essential part of a cowboy as you can see them on the street you know they are actually one, a pair of good leather boots with heels usually sharper toe point, a pants that is easily slip on as they are normally straight as shown in the picture, how can you not see the hat generally a straw hat as it helps them during the day from the sun. Their shirts are normally one to stand out as you can
hot weather, and people from every social class usually would wear hats when they were outside.2 In the 1900’s, everyone was very “formal” and showed as little skin as possible, but nowadays people like to show off their bodies and skin and wear clothes with holes in them, which were all definitely not formal attire. In the 1900’s, they did not have a huge selection of materials and items to choose from when it came to making clothes. Most of the time, well actually all of the time, people used real natural materials like wool and leather to make their pieces of clothing. Clothes were made from materials, like wool and linen, because materials
Top That manufactures baseball-style hats. Material is introduced at the beginning of the process in the Cutting Department. Conversion costs are incurred (and allocated) uniformly throughout the process. As the cutting of material is completed, the pieces are immediately transferred to the Sewing Department. Data for the Cutting Department for the month of February 2005 follow: