• Short Summary

    IN LONDON TODAY (TUESDAY) THE MILLINERY INSTITUTE LAUNCHED THE NEW SEASON'S HATS AND IT BECAME OBVIOUS THAT THE TREND TOWARDS MEN'S STYLES HAD GONE TO THE LADIES' HEADS.

  • Description

    IN LONDON TODAY (TUESDAY) THE MILLINERY INSTITUTE LAUNCHED THE NEW SEASON'S HATS AND IT BECAME OBVIOUS THAT THE TREND TOWARDS MEN'S STYLES HAD GONE TO THE LADIES' HEADS. VERY APPROPRIATELY THE HAT SHOW WAS HELD AT THE PICKWICK CLUB - NAMED AFTER THE GROUP OF MEN WHO FORMED AN EXCLUSIVELY MALE CLUB IN THE CHARLES DICKENS' NOVEL "PICKWICK PAPERS."
    THE TREND OF TROUSER SUITS AND MILITARY JACKETS IS CONTINUED IN THE LADIES' HATS WITH COPIES OF MENS' HATS, BUT STILL MANAGING TO KEEP THE FEMININE TOUCH WHICH IS THE ESSENCE OF ALL HEAD GEAR FOR THE FAIR SEX.

    FEATURED STYLES ON THE FILM ARE: "BOW BELLS" - BLACK PEACHBLOOM ON TOP WITH SILVER LAME SIDES FASTENING UNDER THE CHIN - SOMEWHAT RESEMBLING AN ASTRONAUT'S HELMET; "BARBICAN" - FEATURES SHINY PLASTIC AND IS AN EXAGGERATION OF THE LONDON MARKET STALL-HOLDER'S CAP; "BERMONDSEY BERT" - A SAUCY POM-POM TOPS A TALL CAP IN FLUTED MATERIAL - SPECIAL FEATURE IS THE GUARDSMAN STYLE PEAK; "TIT FOR TAT" - A CLOCHE HAT WITH AN UNUSUAL CHINSTRAP WHICH MAY ALSO BE A PINCH FROM THE GUARDS; "SMITHFIELD" - A DEFINITE MENS' TRILBY SHAPE BUT WITH A BAND OF RIBBON TO ADD FEMININITY; "CHEAPSIDE" - ANOTHER TRILBY STYLE; "TROUBLE AND STRIFE" - SNOW WHITE JERSEY WHICH COMPLETELY ENVELOPES THE HEAD; "ROYAL ALBERT" - A HEAD HUGGING HELMET TRIMMED IN BLACK LEATHER.

    THE NAMES OF THE HATS HAVE A DEFINITE LONDON FLAVOUR. APART FROM BERMONDSEY, SMITHFIELD, AND CHEAPSIDE, WHICH ARE FAMILIAR PLACE NAMES THE CITY, "TROUBLE AND STRIFE" IS THE LONDON COCKNEY'S RHYMING SLANG FOR "WIFE".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5LYAO27A6GC6MYEYDOWBXBWXE
    Media URN:
    VLVA5LYAO27A6GC6MYEYDOWBXBWXE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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