Chante Nakapaahu

Would You Style A Deadman's hat?

Posted: 07.04.2014

Would You Style a Dead Man’s Hat?

While most of you are mindlessly shopping thrift because it's the coolest and least expensive thing you can do, have you taken a second to consider the life the clothes, hats, shoes, and accessories have had prior to coming into your ownership?

 

Well I am here to scare the hell out of you with the hard-hitting questions--- What if someone died in your newly acquired thrift garments and accessories???

 

After my clothes are washed of all of their sins, my mind is at ease. But what about hats? How do you clean a vintage pillbox hat? Or a cocktail hat? Better yet, the currently on trend Jewish Panama hat? These questions arose after I purchased the on trend Panama hat from a local Jewish thrift shop.

 

I stumbled upon this hat hanging up on the wall and it held so much character that I couldn't pass it up… so I quickly but discreetly snatched it off the wall. After getting the hat home and upon further examination I could see the authenticity of the piece and could tell that it was a finely crafted hat. Then, my mind jumped right into—“Oh shit, did someone's Grandfather die in this hat?? How am I supposed to wash the old energy out of it??” Although I panicked, I laugh now because to answer my own question… Yes, I would style a dead man's hat. n actuality, I would wear a dead man or woman's hat.

 

Here are a few ways that my girl Kinna of Closet Jane and I style our fabulous vintage finds...

My recommendation for vintage hat styling is to start style architecture with hat-- build your outfit around the hat. For example-- The floral tea hat inspired me to get a little Ghe20 G0th1k, while the blue starred visor obviously took me into a patriotic theme. The idea behind the styling affair, is to allow style to be your guide, what works for you may not work for someone else, take the old and make it new and fresh!

p.s. How do you like Beautiful Rose styling a black pill box? She has a classy spirit!! 

TheFreak xoxoxo

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