The new Kelly fedora

Hattingdon’s fedora has a new name and a new brim.

The hat is now called Kelly. We have updated the hat with a broader brim so it is more “fedora” like and less “trilby” like (wink). They look very smooth wouldn’t you say?

The Kelly fedora comes in six colorways:— pearl gray, dark gray, sky blue, shamrock green, and khaki tan. Plus, we are introducing the hat for the first time — in black. Very snazzy!

Updated 08.12.22 4:44 pm EST

Pearl Gray.
Kelly fedora in charcoal gray. Hattingdon Horses.
Charcoal Gray.
Sky Blue.
Shamrock Green.
Khaki Tan.

And here’s our Hattingdon in her brand new black fedora . . . . looking a bit “Al-Capone-ish”!

Classic Black.

About the fedora

The fedora has a long and fascinating history. Here is just a bit.

Greeley Hatworks tell us in The History of Fedoras: A Hat Timeline :—

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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.

Prince Edward VIII.

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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See you again soon.

Hattingdon Horses

A Hatful of Smiles

by ©Vivian J Grant

Collette

Mrs Farrell created a new hat silhouette in numerous colorways and color combinations. She named it Collette. Here are a few examples. Enjoy!

Collette Hattingdon in Pink
Collette Hattingdon in Yellow
Collette Hattingdon in Blue
Collette Hattingdon in Orange
Collette Hattingdon in Grey and Black
Collette Hattingdon in Purple

We especially love the yellow, grey and black, and two-tone orange. Oh, and the pink too . . . . sigh, all of them really. Aren’t they sweet?

Come back and see us again soon.

Love, Hattingdon Horses. Bringing you a “Hatful of Smiles”.

Hattingdon Horses

©Vivian Grant Farrell

Most popular hats from A to E

by Hattingdon Staff

Hello there and welcome. Good to see you.

We were asked and agreed to see what the most popular Hattingdon hats are from A to Z. We judged it by sales and social media interest.

There are way too many for one post so we are breaking it down into sections of no more than five designs per post.

Have you guessed which hats are the most popular starting with letters A through E? Let’s see. Here they are.

— A —

Amani Hattingdon ballcap.
Amani.

— B —

Belle Hattingdon.
Belle.

— C —

Curtis the First.

— D —

Dolly Hattingdon
Dolly.

— E —

Edison Bowler Hat and Gold Lightbulbs. Hattingdon Horses Collection by ©Vivian Farrell.
Edison Gold.

There you have it. The first five. Are they what you expected?

By the way, to those of you new to Hattingdon Horses, Curtis is the first ever Hattingdon Vivian created. Curtis is also the #1 selling Hattingdon design of all time. Belle is the second most popular.

Isn’t this a great start?

Next up, we have Hattingdon lovers’ all time favourite and top selling designs beginning with letters F through J.

See you then!

Links

Now that we have completed all of the posts, here are handy links to them all.

A —E | F — J | K — O | P — T | U — Z

Hattingdon Horses®

©Vivian Grant Farrell, creator of Hattingdon Horses.

What happened to the Countdown?

by Hattingdon Staff

Hi there from Hattingdon & Co.

We did put the Countdown together and scheduled the posts for Monday through Friday of this week, but somewhere along the way no one hit the publish button!

We will get to it now, and stagger the posts throughout the day until we have published Monday through Thursday. We will then publish the final set of hats tomorrow, on Friday.

BUT we do have a surprise before we begin. It is a lovely, every so chic hat that Hattingdon was going to wear to the Kentucky Oaks. She was so disappointed she couldn’t go, and then forgot all about it. We did too. Do you think we are wearing our hats too tight? Hahahaha. Never mind. Look!

Lily.

See you again in a bit.

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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