13.2 American Style

Sherlock Holmes hatFashion of the Thirties was strongly influenced by an American style that brought a gust of fresh air all over Europe. The TRILBY arrived from the States and was an outgoing variation of the strict Borsalino series. The young liked the SCOOP with a bowl shaped brim; very curved and high in the back.

The WIDE BRIMMED PANAMA was decorated by a cotton printed band. The TWEED FISHING HAT was water resistant and used for outdoor sports, while the SHERLOCK HOLMES hat was seen on the golf greens. In mountain holiday resorts, Tyrolean felt or loden hats were decked with a pheasant feather or badger brush. Rooster feathers were the most in refinement.

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