Sunday, 27 November 2022

A Military Beret

 A friend used this beret as part of a Royal Air Force costume before being passed on to me.

The hat badge says RA which could be Royal Artillery not R.A.F., however, I can't seem to find a clear answer. 

The nearest I can find is WW1 badge

Saturday, 19 November 2022

Naval Officers Cap

This Royal Navy Officer cap was gifted so not sure of its origin 

The crown is made from waterproof cotton and comes with a plastic peak

It also sports an embodied bullion badge on the front

Saturday, 12 November 2022

Sunday, 23 October 2022

Retro Style Helmet

This a motorbikers helmet or perhaps horse riding helmet, maybe both, could not say for sure as it came to me free

The 2 tone leather with white stitching gives a retro styling, particularly if it's intended as a motorbiker helm. 

It would look good with a pair of goggles to finish the look.

I have a similarly finished hat, but that was more military styling and not well made enough to be proper protection.


Sunday, 16 October 2022

Brown Felt Hat 2

A brown felt wide-brimmed hat with the brim sewn up to the crown on 2 sides 

I've posted this hats twin previously here both came from a batch of hats which were being sold £2

With the look of this hat and the padded jack, I'm wearing I'm sure it belongs to a medieval cannon crew 

Worn at an odd angle for the photos not sure why

Sunday, 9 October 2022

Naval Beret

The dark blue beret is complete with Queen's crown naval officer's badge. 

Somebody said do you need a hat, well I could have said no I have plenty but then again 1 more why not.

Gifted from a friend.

Saturday, 17 September 2022

Hat from Siam

This particular hat was from a set of theatrical hats being sold on eBay from a production of the King and I 

There is no label in the hat so it could be a courtier or one of the Kings children.

I think it makes an excellent oriental courtiers hat.

Sunday, 11 September 2022

Australian Bush Hat

Australian Bush Hat, that's what it says on the label 

This hat is made of leather with a wide brim to protect the wearer from the sun and rain.

The leather is a bit mouldy but will easily polish out, whoever owned it last must have put it away damp.

Around the crown is plaited leather band, its got a cowboy hat feeling and is probably a style used by Australian cattle ranchers.

The crown is creased telescope style from the way its made

Like most bush hats it's vented in the side