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Ankle Adoration

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Anyone can wear an anklet (although they shouldn’t), but it takes a special woman to pull off peacock ankle spats. Are you that woman? These lovelies are made to order by jdotdesigns on etsy. Click on the image below to see the listing.

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December 10, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Featured Seller: Nicholettes

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I apologize for my lengthy fashion blogging absence, but things got kind of heavy. My beloved brother Sean passed away suddenly at age 38, which is far too soon for anyone to leave, especially someone as amazing as him. When I left for D.C., and we still had hope that he would recover, I packed just enough to get me through a few days. Those days stretched into two weeks and I eventually found myself shopping for a dress to wear to his funeral.

And a vintage hat of course.

I want to express enormous gratitude to Nicholette Alexander, a wonderful seller on etsy who expedited the veiled hat below to me in D.C. so that I could have it in time for Sean’s funeral.

That said, “Nicholettes” (as she is known on etsy) is my featured seller this week. Similar to the one I purchased from her, Nicholettes has a number of stunning vintage hats (among other great vintage finds) available in her etsy shop right now, many of which come with free hat boxes! Click on each image below to see the full listing.

Vintage cocoa brown birdcage hat from Nicholettes on etsy. $25.

Vintage velveteen feathered stovepipe from Nicholettes on etsy. $45.

Vintage satin-wrapped pillbox from Nicholettes on etsy. $39.

Vintage 1960s mod hat and hat box from Nicholettes on etsy. $42.

Vintage 1960s “Jackie O” polka dot pillbox hat from Nicholettes on etsy. $42.95.

Black and red mini top hat with ostrich feathers from Nicholettes on etsy. $18.

Vintage veiled velvet pillbox hat from Nicholettes on etsy. $29.

Vintage mustard gold fedora with hat box from Nicholettes on etsy. $39.

Vintage velvety pleated cloche with free hat box from Nicholettes on etsy. $42.

Vintage 1960s so mod faux leopard fez from Nicholettes on etsy. $21.

Vintage velour tilt cap with sateen bow from Nicholettes on etsy. $75.

Mad Men Style: 1960s Fedoras

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Today on This Week’s Look, we are sipping afternoon mimosas on the lanai and talking men’s hats. Specifically, vintage 1960s stingy brimmed fedoras, trilbys and Homburgs. Think Leonardo DiCaprio in “Catch Me if You Can.”  Sammy and Frank vacationing in Palm Springs.

But enough about Leo, Sammy and Frank, let’s talk about my amazing . He is a hat man. Correction: He is THE hat man. Among other things. And I am, of course, a hat woman, so it is only natural that I should fall in love with a man who can pull off a hat every day of the week. In fact, he is such a natural, I suspect the nurses put a wool felt fedora on him when he was born rather than one of those snuggly newborn skull caps. He is French after all, so one can never be sure what goes on over there. Harold’s hat collection isn’t necessarily staggering. That is to say, his collection will never rival mine in sheer numbers, but it is robust enough to provide a hat for just about any occasion.

Back to my original thought. 1960s trilbys. These short-brimmed hats are destined to become ubiquitous once the new season of Mad Men premieres next year, so if you’re in the market for one, I would do my shopping now before the rise in demand and prices follow. There are some amazing, original 1960s toppers out there right now, and we have selected some of the best for our readers. Click on each image below to see the full listing.

Vintage 1960’s Alexander wood tweed trilby, size 7, on eBay. Current bid $29.43.

Vintage 1960s mustard wool felt stingy brim fedora. Buy it Now for $53.85 on eBay, or make an offer.

Vintage 1960s, never worn, light blue and taupe houndstooth hat by Dobbs. Size 7 1/4 – 7 3/8. Buy it Now for $54.99 on eBay, or make an offer.

Vintage straw topper, size 7 1/8, from HartsCloset on etsy. $44.99.

Vintage 1960s fine fur or cashmere dark charcoal trilby from StyleStash on etsy, size 7 1/8. $160.

Vintage 1960s The Stetson “Playboy” in delicious fur with ridiculously cool gold ornament on the band. Size 7. Buy it Now for $132 on eBay, or make an offer.

Vintage 1960s “pocket fedora” by Knox, size 7 1/8. This dark green pocket hat is a straightforward business. Fold it up, stick it in your pocket and it will hold its shape brilliantly. Matching nylon hat band adorned with bright red feather. $79 on eBay.

Rare raw silk stingy brim fedora from NorthStarAtelier on etsy. $75.

They call this Alpine enthusiast “The Tyrolean.” Vintage 1960s brown wool felt hat made exclusively for The Swiss Cheese Shop of Monroe Wisconsin. Black silky lining and silver pendant with horsehair florette on a dark brown headband. Current bid $45 on eBay.

Vintage Pendleton virgin wool trilby, made in Portland, Oregon. Buy It Now for $26.95 on eBay.

Take the Rat Pack to Palm Springs with the top down and this vintage 1960s light blue straw fedora with striped ribbon hat band, size large. Buy it Now for $26.91 on eBay, or make an offer.

Vintage 1960s Stevens beaver blend Homburg-style hat in original box. Size 6 3/4. $59.99 on eBay.

Vintage Dobbs Fifth Avenue New York stingy brim fedora, size 7. Buy It Now on eBay for $19.99.

Vintage 1960s Churchill fedora in original box. I want to rub myself all over this unbelievable red topper. Just look at that nautical rope band. The hat is a masterpiece. Size 6 7/8. $49.99 on eBay.

Dr. Keys loved this hat so much he had his name monogrammed inside. Vintage 1960s crushable wool trilby, size 7 3/8. $25 on eBay.

Vintage black and white wool tweed trilby, made in Italy, size medium to large. Buy it Now for $24.99 on eBay, or make an offer.

Vintage 1960s Dobbs mossy green fur felt short-brimmed fedora, size 7. Buy It Now for $30 on eBay.

Vintage “Golden Coach” by Dobbs New York fedora. Rich grey fur felt, size 7 1/2. Current bid $54.99 on eBay.

Vintage “House of Tweed” wool down brim fedora, size large. Current bid $34.99 on eBay.

Vintage 1960s olive tweed trilby from VeraVague on etsy. $60.

Vintage Knox New York classic plaid trilby, size 6 3/4, with hat box from ValsVintageFinds on etsy. $48.

Vintage late 1950s to early 1960s Homburg-style hat, size 7 1/8, from RaleighVintage on etsy. $48.

Vintage 1960s plaid trilby with feather from ReverieMerchants on etsy. $40.

A Creamy Crop of Capes

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Get a replica of Kate Middleton's Angora wedding shrug on etsy. $190.

You don’t have to be royalty to drape yourself in a creamy confection like Kate’s.  On etsy, “tvkstyle” will make you a replica of the duchess formerly known as Kate Middleton’s Angora wedding shrug for a pauper’s price. Let them eat cape! Capes. Ponchos. Swing coats. Shrugs. Shawls. Crochet. Knit. Angora. Wool. Fur. Leather. Fringe. Here are some of the best in creamy cover ups from eBay and etsy this week. Click on each image to go to the listing.

Oatmeal tweed acrylic cape on etsy. $61.

Vintage swing coat with kimono sleeves on eBay. Starting bid $9.99.

Lanvin cape with neck ruff detail on eBay. $967.

Creamy crochet cape on eBay. Buy it Now for $75 or make an offer.

Vintage sheer lace poncho on eBay. Current bid $10.49.

Vintage 1920s ostrich trimmed cape on eBay. $228.

Hand knitted mohair capelet by ufer on etsy. $49.

Vintage crochet caftan on eBay. Current bid $26.

Vintage cream cape on eBay. Buy it Now for $128.45.

Ultra soft tiered capelet by fashionknitwear on etsy. $92.

Handmade, oversized scarf with pompoms by tvkstyle on etsy. Merino wool blend. $130.

Get This Fall Look For Less

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Sure, you could max out your platinum card on this Gucci jumpsuit ($1995) and fedora ($450) on gucci.com, or you could get the same look for less than a sushi dinner. Just click your gel polished index finger on my fancy images below. Now give your personal shopper some brown sugar. Photo credit: Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello for WSJ Magazine.

Dark cherry wool felt fedora on etsy. $25.

Vintage military style jumpsuit on eBay. $36.

Camel fedora with buckle on etsy. $29.

Vintage Liz Claiborne jumpsuit on eBay. With belt. $16.

Put a feather in your cap. $9.99 for 10 feathers and hat pins. eBay.

Written by Verdell

July 19, 2011 at 6:49 pm