Hats

Wearing a hat is fun; people have a good time when they’re wearing a hat”.    ~ Philip Treacy

Tunisia 2008

And all your future lies beneath your hat”.    ~ John Oldham

Beamish Museum 2011

People, when they buy a hat, they can’t explain why they want to buy it or why they want it, but they do. It’s like chocolate.    ~ Philip Treacy

Cyprus 2012

“Whenever you wear your hat, your day will be special.”  ~ Margo Nickel

Sorrento Italy 2013

โ€œPersonally I would never want to be a member of any group where you either have to wear a hat, or you can’t wear a hat.”โ€~ George Carlin

Nashville 2014

If you’re going to wear a cowboy hat, you’re going to have to go all the way. You should have livestock around you, settle all of your disputes with a pistol, and ride a horse absolutely everywhere. ~Tom Segura

Farne Islands 2015

The success of a hat definitely lies with balancing the personality of the wearer with the type of occasion. Don’t listen to those rules about face shape”.    ~  Philip Treacy

Arbeia Roman Fort, South Shields 2016

We just know inside that we’re queens. And these are the crowns we wear. ~Felecia McMillan

Beamish Museum 2016

“It wasn’t the wearing of the hat that counted so much as having one to wear. Every trade, every craft had its hat.  ” ~ Terry Pratchett  

Newcastle, The Quays market, 2017

Why should anyone be frightened by a hat?”    ~Antoine de Saint-Exupรฉry

Camel Parade 2017

I haven’t got an ad lib for people throwing bread rolls at my hat”. ~Tommy Cooper

Seaham 2018

For no matter what the world, men who deal in headwear are men to be trusted above any other”.    ~ Frank Beddor

Tynemouth Market 2018

Some hats can only be worn if you’re willing to be jaunty, to set them at an angle and to walk beneath them with a spring in your stride as if you’re only a step away from dancing. They demand a lot of you”.   ~ Neil Gaiman

Stephenson Railway Museum 2019.

All pictures are embiggenable with a click,

Stay tooned for whatever comes next time! ๐Ÿ™‚

 


63 Comments

  1. One of my great grandfathers was a hatter. He ran away to sea.

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      1. I have no idea, but in my head it’s because he had a spirit of adventure. I’m glad he did. There’s no chance he would have met my great grandmother if he’d stayed in London.

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        1. There’s a story needing to be told!

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          1. I only have birth and marriage certificates to go on and a bit of his naval record.

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          2. I do think ones great grandparents should be required to keep diaries!

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          3. Perhaps they did. I have nothing from any of them, so who knows. Maybe one of my older cousins will reveal that they have piles of family diaries at home.

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    1. Oh yes I want to hear about this!Even if theres no information theres a story there!

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      1. Hah yes! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      2. I’m sure there is a story, but I don’t know what it might be. After all, why would a young man from Bermondsey want to see the world when he could be working with dangerous chemicals that can have abad effect on your brain.

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        1. ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

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  2. These quote features are becoming a regular treat, FR. Definitely photo-book material!
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Haha, too much hassle Pete ๐Ÿ˜€ thanks!

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  3. I love the last photo – he makes me want to smile back at him. And I adore the waistcoat the Beamish woman is wearing. I’ve heard so much about Beamish museum, I really want to visit.

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    1. It’s a brilliant place to visit Mary, glad it’s near to me!

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  4. Your pictures are absolutely incredible. I showed them to my dad who used to do a lot of photography as well, and he says you have some mad skills. But well…thatโ€™s what Iโ€™ve been saying for years now๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Aw, thanks Michel, and thanks to Dad too!

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  5. Cool post…what a brilliant idea for a theme…love all of these. PS I have a theory that cowboy hats on middle-aged men are a version of the dickie bow (see Curb Your Enthusiasm) as a signifier of erectile dysfunction hahahaha…

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    1. I think you might be right! ๐Ÿ™‚

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        1. Though I have been known to sport one myself….. ๐Ÿคฃ

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    1. Thanks Jennie ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Youโ€™re welcome, FR. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. I love this! โค๏ธ makes me want to go buy a hat or two.
    The Nashville pic! ๐Ÿ˜ณ OMGโ€” only in Nashville… thatโ€™s really close to my stomping grounds. (That probably explains all that is wrong with me ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‚)

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    1. Nashville was my favourite place that I visited when we went to USA. So cool!

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      1. It is a fascinating city for sure. Lots of character and characters. because of its reputation for โ€˜discoveringโ€™ up and coming musicians it draws an eclectic crowd of individuals to its doorstep. God love them… they all just want to be famous and will stop at nothing to be noticed!
        The really cool thing is that you can be eating at a restaurant and one of the most talented musicians in the world could be serving your food!

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  7. All great shots, but the last is easily my favorite. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Mine too, he was a lovely man.

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  8. Old time stagehands always wore a hat at work. So did I. Couldnโ€™t figure out why the other hands didโ€™t.
    It kept dust etc. out of your hair. It shaded your eyes from the bright lights. People looking for the man in charge were just told to look for the guy with the hat.
    I wore a hat, not a cap. Now a lot of hands wear caps…backwards.
    The worse thing that happened to hats I the US was when JFK went hatless for his inauguration.Hats immedially went out of style. Too bad he didnโ€™t wear a hat and went tieless instead.
    My hatโ€™s off to you, Fraggle for a fine post.

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    1. Thanks Don, I love a good hat!

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  9. Interesting pictures!

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  10. I really loved this post.

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      1. You’re welcome.

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  11. This was such a Normas fun! I just loved all the images in the quotes, and it gave me such a delight to read it!

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    1. Good to know, thanks Liza.

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  12. Lovely photos! I don’t own a hat! Now, you made me want to have one!

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    1. Haha do it! ๐Ÿ™‚ cheers Elizabeth!

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  13. Full marks again, even with a grading system in place you would come out with distinction ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Cheers Eddy! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  14. hats nice

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  15. Interesting ๐Ÿ™‚

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  16. Your photos are a feast for the eyes, and I love the addition of the quotes.
    I actually have a collection of hats myself. I’m kind of a fan ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Can’t beat a good hat! Thanks Mae Clair. ๐Ÿค 

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  17. What a perfectly whimsical post my friend! Love the photos and the perfectly paired quotes.๐ŸŽฉ๐Ÿ‘’

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    1. Thanks Kim ๐Ÿค 

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  18. That’s a fine collection of hats ๐Ÿ™‚ I admit I have a soft spot for them myself, especially old-fashioned ones! (Loved the handmade wool and leather hat)

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    1. Me too wish I could justify spending that much on a hat!

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  19. Quite a collection of wonderful hats – I love hats, but most of mine I am not allowed to wear ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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  20. That handmade leather hat looks quite elegant! here in the traditional parts the hats we use are from the fashion of the Englishmen that built the railroads and train stations, but ours are simple as they are not waterproof, so under rain they have to be saved in a plastic bag or so ๐Ÿ˜ก

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    1. Oh dear, I haven’t got any waterproof ones either and it rains a lot here!

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  21. I wore a cap for YEARS and then suddenly stopped. Not even sure why. LOL

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    1. Weirdo ๐Ÿคฃ

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  22. I love this, Fraggle! โค I always thought hats were fabulous, but hated to wear them because everyone seemed to turn and gawk. In the southeast, winters weren't so bitter and most people went hatless. Even in summer sun, hats were odd to see. As I got farther into my 30s, my skin became more sensitive to the sun, so I wore them in summer despite the stares. Winters in DC they were not unusual, particularly in minority communities. Now in the desert southwest, I find people gawking again. Surely everyone wants a hat in the desert! Granted they are not as uncommon as in the southeast, but still not a majority. Weird huh? Nowadays I embrace my hats. Let the gawkers stare. It gives them something to look at besides my fat. Hugs on the wing.

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    1. Haha be proud of your hats and sod the gawkers!

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  23. Love the pictures. Those tall white hats that appear to be paper, are priceless. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. I missed what was written on the front of them sadly! Cheers for visiting ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. Could it have been ‘dunce’? ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

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