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A Curated Collection of Vintage Turbans

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Modern men and women are privileged to have access to an infinite variety of hair products to manipulate sad tresses into any imaginable shape. But our brave predecessors had far fewer options. Back then, a bad hair day could ruin your week. Back then, fashion was the only cure for deadly hair. Hats, snoods, beanies, scarves, buckets (in a pinch), and yes…turbans.

We have for you this week an expertly curated collection of sensational vintage turbans, all available right now from various sellers on eBay and etsy. Click on each image below to see the actual listing.

And if you’re thinking, “there’s no way I could ever pull off a vintage turban!” you’re most likely correct. Only those who fully appreciate the exalted turban deserve to wear one. So march on, sister. March on.

Vintage 1960s two-tone chartreuse silk turban from pastique on etsy.

A pattern for a vintage 1930s crocheted fishnet turban from eStitches on etsy.

Vintage 1960s dramatic peacock turban from StelmaDesigns on etsy.

Vintage 1960s Christian Dior apple green pleated turban on eBay.

Glamorous vintage pink satin turban by Jeanne Lanvin Paris Castillo on eBay.

The Bacardi. A vintage 1960s sizzling silver turban from Luncheonettevintage on etsy.

Vintage 1960s Christian Dior pastel yarn cloud turban on eBay.

Vintage 1960s black and white pleated turban from AnaChronos on etsy.

Vintage Lily Dache pleated taffeta turban on eBay.

Vintage turban draped with feathers and sequined netting on eBay.

Vintage 1960s bold orange turban from RoadsLessTravelled2 on etsy.

Vintage Adolfo turban with pink polka dots from BoroughVintage on etsy.

Vintage 1950s to 1960s striking eggplant turban from RoadsLessTravelled2 on etsy.

Vintage 1960s mystere noir turban from MonDesirVintage on etsy.

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This One Goes To Eleven

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To commemorate 11/11/11, I found eleven cool things featuring the number eleven in some form. Enjoy.

Buy three sets of these corduroy plushies to make a triptych. Made by plushteam on etsy. $45 for two ones or for one eleven.

The “Ultimate Casino Royale Party on a Stick” 11-piece kit from LittleRetreats on etsy. $37.25.

Upcycled necklace made from 11 vintage metal buttons by objectsandsubjects on etsy. $16.

The Eagle has landed! Drink your way back to 1969 with this Apollo Eleven “Moonshot” glass. Current bid on eBay $7.99.

Golden blue necklace with 11 seed bead hoops on an 11-inch chain from HumbleElegance on etsy. $20.

The “11 o’clock Clock” from CyberMoon on etsy. $17.

The “Eleven” necklace on a matte copper chain with 11 rounded, diamond-shaped beads. Made by madebyscarlet on etsy. $16.

Eleven vintage lavender and rhinestone shank buttons from beautifulliving on etsy. $9.95.

Eleven hand-forged gold filled bars hanging from a 14k gold filled chain, from lilyja on etsy. $59.

The “Space Halo Orbiter,” or an 11-strand crocheted necklace/scarf from gogogorobot on etsy. $25.

Vintage 1940s eleven-strand necklace from baublesbeads on etsy. $19.

Have a Cowl

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Scarves are great, but sometimes a girl (or a guy) needs a cowl. Although, when men wear them I think they’re called gaiters.

Whatever you call them, I prefer tightly crocheted or knitted neck warmers with functional buttons because they offer more flexibility; you can go for a prim buttoned up look, a partially buttoned open collar look, or let it hang loosely down your shoulders like a capelet. Most cowls are also easy to stash in your purse or bag when not in use (depending on the size of your bag that is). One more thing, if you’re the fashionable type, definitely stay away from fleece cowls. Unless you’re going for that extreme camping look.

The absolute best place to find original, handmade cowls is etsy of course. Below are some of my favorites (there’s even one for dogs). Click on each image to see the listing.

Wool and acrylic blend gaiter in a warm curry spice. Made by gypseatree on etsy. $37. Other colors available by request.

The “Elizabeth I” crocheted neck ruff in mustard made by DesiredCrochet on etsy. $17.

Here’s a unisex, hand knitted acrylic cowl made by KYSAA on etsy. $20.

Dogs get chilly too! The Brown Barker here is a custom neck warmer/hood for dogs, made-to-order by HippiePups on etsy. $30.

Recycled, buttery soft leather and angora neck warmer from MacolieMonster on etsy. $36.

Brown, green and black ruffled acrylic scarf from Periay on etsy. $18.

Cranberry wool-blend cowl with functional buttons, handmade by WindyCityKnits on etsy. $30.

Mary Poppins would be proud to sport this ruffly cowl adorned with vintage buttons, made by CheshireFarm on etsy. $15.

Super-chunky, cable knit neck warmer made by LaimaShop on etsy. $68.

A beautifully simple and inexpensive teal cowl with vintage seashell button. Made by Witherwood on etsy. $9.

OK, I know I said no fleece, but the fleece is hidden on the inside here so it’s totally acceptable. Upcycled plaid neck warmer from OhMaudlinMe on etsy. $30.

Adjustable buttoned cowl made by Witherwood on etsy. $7.

Snuggly neck warmer reconstructed from a vintage faux mink coat, complete with black satin ties. Made by SewTrendy on etsy. $30.

Look at the versatility of this dark purple, crocheted cowl. The three functional buttons give you so many options. Made by TallentedCrafts on etsy. $12.

Perk up your drab winter with this sunshiny yellow neck warmer with orange toggle button by akphotoncrafts on etsy. $10.

Another highly versatile cowl made by wearaddiction on etsy. $17.50.

Elegant hand knitted leaf cowl made from 100% merino wool by LeafyDesign on etsy. $55.

OK, so maybe you’re not ready to commit to a cowl. Here’s one that’s a little bit cowl, a little bit scarf, complete with wood buttons. Made by FrogSong on etsy. $15.

100% cashmere, double-thick, brioche stitch, extra-tall cowl in steel blue. Made by kimbarelli on etsy. $49.95.

A striking caped cowl in 100% wool with wood toggle button. Made by lightist on etsy. $95.