Friday, April 17, 2009

Pork Pie Hats

I think Pork Pie Hats are sexy. Sexy on a man, sexy on a woman. There is just something about the attitude that goes a long with the Pork Pie. I also think that I hate saying "Pork Pie". Sounds kind of slippery, greasy, not quite edible, but I will deal with it.

Pork Pies have been around since the mid-19th century. It is a round hat with a turned-up brim and a flat crown. Both men and women have worn versions of the Pork Pie. Women wore tiny Pork Pies, tipped forward over the forehead because of elaborate hairdos. Men sometimes wore them with ribbons flowing down the back. It gets it's name from its resemblance to a 'pork pie'.

Songs have been written about the Pork Pie
(thank you Charlie Mingus)'s a version of Goodbye Pork Pie Hat by Jeff Beck
(Listen to this while you read the rest... it is very very good)

Buster Keaton would not have been Buster Keaton without his Pork Pie Hat....(and he made his very own hats too!)

Two more reasons why it is so good that Pork Pie Hats are still around today :)

This blog post is brought to you by the Just Hats Market at 1000 Markets.


  1. I'm a big Mingus fan and the Jeff Beck version was good too, so I enjoyed the music while I browsed the new site.

    Hats off to you for starting this blog.

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