cloche or older replica style?

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion Q & A' started by blubirdboutique, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. blubirdboutique

    blubirdboutique Registered Guest

    Hello everyone. I'm loving this hat and it does resemble a cloche to me, but I'm not quite sure! It's a woven type material with little stretch to it. No tags or anything unfortunately. It's in perfect condition which seems rare for a 20's hat, so there's that. Color combo could be a factor too. Any thoughts? In any case, it's quite lovely!
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  2. mags_rags

    mags_rags Trade Member

    Suzanne is asking about the inside because a 1920s cloche would have been lined. So if this hat is 1920s, there should at least remnants or evidence of previous stitching.
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  3. blubirdboutique

    blubirdboutique Registered Guest

    Just the mirror of the outside, no lining. So, perhaps 1970s?
  4. blubirdboutique

    blubirdboutique Registered Guest

    Nope, no lining. So maybe 1970s?
  5. Retro Ruth

    Retro Ruth Administrator Staff Member

    The fabric looks to be a fine machine knit. I think, if it's the same on both sides, it's a double knit fabric.
  6. pastperfect2

    pastperfect2 Trade Member

  7. Rue_de_la_Paix

    Rue_de_la_Paix Trade Member

    All I can add is that it is not antique, looks new to me. That bucket (or call it a cloche) style seems to be popular in so many decades. I also see a double knit pattern in the weave. It might even be a brand new hat from Target, etc. Or it could be 70s or 90s. But not really vintage.

    Have you tried turning the brim up all around to change the style?

    It is cute and I love the colors.
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  8. blubirdboutique

    blubirdboutique Registered Guest

    So interesting how some styles just are so classic! I think you're all right and it's modern - or at least not vintage. I'll probably keep it and wear it :)

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