Alexa Classic

Hello and Happy Monday. Being Monday, it is time for another classic hat. And we are early today too!

We chose the Alexa hat featuring grey and white stripes accented with golden chevrons. Very chic.

Alexa Hattingdon.

Hattingdon can wear this for just any occasion.

See you again soon. Thank you for stopping by.

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“A Hatful of Smiles”

©Vivian Grant Farrell

Cecily Classic

Welcome to another Classic Hat Monday.

This is a hat that can be worn anywhere at any time of year. The Cecily Classic Hat.

Cecily Hattingdon.

This elegant design features a white dome decorated with turquoise and gray animal print, and gray brim and nosebobs.

We hope it brings you a ‘Hatful of Smiles’™.

Bye for now.

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By © Vivian Grant Farrell

Updated 8 March 2022

Classic Fedora

This is a favorite hat around the world— the classic fedora. Vivian named the design after Hollywood film star James Cagney — he wore it well. Here is Hattingdon’s Cagney hat in three colorways.

Cagney fedora in grey.
Cagney Fedora in Grey and Black.

Cagney Hattingdon Taupe and Red. ©Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Cagney fedora in taupe and red.

The Cagney fedora in shades of
The Cagney fedora in shades of blue.

Did you know . . . ?

. . . that the fedora was first popularized by women?

Greeley Hat Works tell us:

Fedora hats were first seen as a feminine hat with masculine undertones in 1883, inspired by a drama called “Fédora,” created by the French playwright Victorien Sardou.

Sarah Bernhardt, a French Actress, played the star role of Princess Fédora Romanoff who was wearing a stylish, center-creased, soft brimmed hat. Sarah was known for adopting men’s fashion and acting roles that shocked audiences.

The play’s first review named the style of Bernhardt’s hat “fedora” after the play title. This review coined the name “Fedora Hat” into womenswear of the time, and later menswear too. Soon after, fedora hats became a popular fashion statement and symbol for women’s rights activists, standing for liberation and assertiveness. Before long, the fedora style spread to all women and fashion-forward men like Oscar Wilde and Prince Edward VIII.

In 1924, Prince Edward VIII wore his fedora Hat to the United States and dressed it up with a suit instead of everyday dress. The style was seen on stars like Humphrey Bogart and the infamous Gangster Al Capone. In the 1940’s and 50’s, cinema helped to create the iconic symbol of manliness and mystery with fedora hats worn by Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra and even football coaches Paul Bear Bryant and Tom Landry. The fedora later resurfaced onscreen in the 70’s and was styled as edgy and unique, yet still practical as seen on Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones. Most recently, fedoras have made their existence known on shows like Mad Men and Peaky Blinders.

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By © Vivian Grant Farrell

Updated 2/16/22 12:11am

Fresh as a Daisy

Hey! It’s Flashback Friday and we are bringing you a Hatful of Smiles™ with another restored, vintage classic hat.

Daisy classic hat created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell exclusively for Hattingdon®.
Daisy classic hate exclusively for Hattingdon Horses®.

This early classic hat is called Daisy. Do you remember it? It’s so fresh and pretty isn’t it in that powder blue and sweet pea green.

Hugs and kisses, and millinery blisses.

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©Vivian Grant Farrell, the creator, designer and owner of Hattingdon® Horses.

Classically Stacy

Greetings. We have a nice surprise especially for Hattingdon® classic hat fans. Look! A new hat. Meet Stacy.

Stacy Hattingdon®new for 2019 created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell.
Stacy Hattingdon® new for 2019 created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell.


That’s two new classic hats so far in 2019. And there are more surprises on the way. Big surprises!

Galleries

A quick reminder about our updated Galleries on our website at Hattingdon.com which includes our brand new Classic Hat Gallery.

If you haven’t stopped by Hattingdon’s updated website yet, check out our main Design Gallery.

Find us on Instagram @hattingdon. (https://www.instagram.com/hattingdon/)

Ta-ra for Now

See you again soon with a spotlight on all Hattingdon black + white hats.

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©Vivian Grant Farrell, the creator, designer and owner of Hattingdon® Horses.

Classically Lauren

Hello. We are so glad you stopped by. It’s time to reveal the latest classic hat created by Mrs Farrell. And it’s a beauty.

Without further ado, here’s Lauren.

The LAUREN classic hat created by © Vivian Grant Farrell exclusively for Hattingdon®.
The LAUREN classic hat created by © Vivian Grant Farrell exclusively for Hattingdon®.


We think this hat is a true classic, and well as very classy, and will be around for a very long time. The blue and white is so crisp. That paisley inspired graphic Mrs Farrell made. We love it!

Come back and see us soon.

Love,

Hattingdon Horses

©Vivian Grant Farrell, the creator, designer and owner of Hattingdon® Horses.

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