Vintage Gatsby Derby Hat

Hat wearing continued to be part of the daily uniform of American’s in the 1930’s. Due to the plummeting of the stock market in 1929, the country quickly fell under an intense economic collapse known as the Great Depression. Amidst the bedlam of drastic social changes were the technological advancements that allowed the field of aviation to enter new and exciting territory. The country also fell in love with the second person to do so, Amelia Earhart. Women’s fashion became more conservative in cut and color. The simple clean lines of the Aviator demonstrate the understated, less baroque designs influenced by the somber times of the Great Depression. At the same time, the hat still possesses an understated charm. The hat measures about 21″ round the inside.


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