1960s Bollman Heritage Collection Jackie

By
Bollman Hat Company
In stock
SKU
1960LC
More Information
Style Wedding & Special Event
Collection Bollman Heritage Collection
Fabric Wool Felt
Material 100% Wool
Crown Recessed
Season Autumn/Winter
USA Made or Imported Made in USA
$100.00
Description
Bollman Hat Company celebrated its 100th year in the 1960's. With longer hair styles and the emergence of lower car roof lines, hatlessness in America created a challenging time for hat makers. The 1960's again saw America in great turmoil and social conflict. The Civil Rights Movement quickly became a nationwide focus and the Women's Liberation Movement caught fire with the publication of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique. This was also the era of rock -n- roll, the hippie counterculture, political turmoil and the Vietnam War. The assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963 stunned America. While the country grieved the loss of the popular president, his widow provided inspiration to countless citizens. Throughout the horrible incident, Jackie Kennedy was a pillar of strength and poise.
Sharp fashion sense was one of the manifestations of women's lib, featuring a variety of looks from seductive hem lines to carefree hippie to a tailored business look. The Jackie is a neat, stylish pillbox hat with a slightly recessed telescope crown and a brushed finish. The small pillbox style hat allowed women to still enjoy beautiful headwear despite the large hairstyles that were in vogue at the time. Later in the decade, women's fashions were colorful and, at times, provocative and expressive. This hat comes in a special edition Bollman Heritage Hat Box.