Today is Friday, and I’m going to publish a Film Fashion Fridays article today. This series has been very infrequent recently, due to how long it takes to write each article and the fact that my Amazon Associates account still isn’t working properly. However, I agreed to write one of these articles today, so I’m going to do so despite the challenges.
This article is an entry in the 1st Annual Frank Sinatra Blogathon, which is being hosted this weekend by Kristen Winiarski of KN Winiarski Writes. This blogathon is honoring Ol’ Blue Eyes’s birthday tomorrow, which would have been his 105th! Since I already had commitments for reviewing films this week, I decided to write about Frankie’s style.
Frank Sinatra had a very definite sense of style. Looking nice was very important to him. One of the most iconic elements of his style was his tilted fedora with an extra-wide band. While hat bands were often rather thin and the same color as the rest of the hat, Sinatra wore his several inches wide and often a contrasting color to the hat. Thus, they were very noticeable. You can observe that style in the below pictures.
If you or a fellow you know would like to emulate this style, here are a few hats on Amazon which feature signature wide bands. Due to the ongoing problem with my Amazon Associates account, which I still have been unable to solve, I can’t include links to purchase directly, giving PEPS a commission. However, I can still recommend products. Hats of this kind are often described as fedoras. The term “gangster hat” will often bring up ones with wide ribbon bands.
Here are two links to hat bands you can add to an existing fedora for that extra Sinatra style.
Happy Birthday, Frank!
Remember, take pictures of yourself in vintage style and send them to me to be featured in a future Film Fashion Fridays article! I will gladly republish your pictures, advice, and experiences in vintage clothing for others to see and read. Let’s make Friday a day for film fashion!
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