Introduction to Men’s Headwear – The Hat

Gentlemen have been covering their heads since, well, since the first gentleman figured out he could keep his head warm and look sharp doing so. The modern hat comes from a long tradition of using headwear not only to protect one’s head form the elements, but also to communicate status and rank. Various professions usedContinue reading “Introduction to Men’s Headwear – The Hat”

Summer in Vintage Style

view full image Blue tint Victorian sunglasses with an Edwardian straw boater. Summer has arrived! Related articles Edwardian Sterling Silver Pill Locket / Fob / Box – 1916 ( Straw Boater ( What is Vintage? Retro and Vintage Weddings by Rebecca Hanmer (  

Kingpin’s Hideaway Ladypin Pin Up for January – Ms. Mamy

The first of our tributes to the incredible talents of Alberto Vargas  in the New Year, Kingpin’s Hideaway is proud to present the Ladypin pin up for January – Ms. Mamy! Ms. Mamy now graces the Kingpin’s Hideaway Queen Street West window display. Ms. Mamy is modeling a smashing 1920’s silk top hat, 1940’s formalContinue reading “Kingpin’s Hideaway Ladypin Pin Up for January – Ms. Mamy”

The Birth of a Hat – Stetson

When this film was made around 1920, hats were an essential item of everyday dress and few people ventured outside without one. Birth of a Hat: The Art and Mystery of Making Fur Felt Hats gives an insider’s tour of what was then the largest hat-making operation in the world, the John B. Stetson Company.Continue reading “The Birth of a Hat – Stetson”