Celebrity Hat Spotlight Flashback: Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra on the tarmac wearing a fedora

Old Blue Eyes was and still continues to be an inspiration for many celebrities, like our last Celebrity Hat Spotlight, Justin Timberlake.He's also an inspiration to the AMC series Mad Men, who have entered their last season on air. With the end of this Emmy and Grammy winning show coming to an end, we want to dedicate this Celebrity Hat Spotlight as a flashback to a man who brought style to life before, during, and after the time of Mad Men.

Frank Sinatra's fashion adapted its own name Sinatra Style. According to the official Sinatra website, The Sinatra Style isn't just fashion, but it's a way of life, it takes work. The Sinatra Style has attitude and sharp edges, is effortlessly casual but commanding in presence. It in the swagger, and not the 'swag' that is used these days. This swagger is a way of being confident, but not ostentatious. It's generous, loyal, passionate, proud, and scrappy. Sinatra Style is clean, sharp, and almost always tops of the look with the perfect hat.

The hat is what seemed to make Sinatra's signature style so easy and natural.

The Fedora

Honestly, who pictures Frank Sinatra without the fedora? No one. Sinatra sported the classic fedora on multiple album and song covers like 'In the wee small hours,' 'ring-a-ding ding!' 'That's Life,' 'This is Sinatra!' and many more. While many celebrities were also wearing the fedora look at this time, Frank didn't do it to copy them or fit in. He was wearing it to make a statement, suit his mood, and top any outfit. Along with the eyes, and the voice, the fedora was his trademark.

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Sinatra's trademark fedora was even used when companies started producing Frank Sinatra Barbie dolls. That's right, Sinatra has a doll made in his image, styled to perfection, and topped off with a fedora.

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The Baseball Cap

In his later years of life, Frank often sported a baseball cap with more of his casual day to day looks. While it wasn't his signature Sinatra Style that everyone was accustomed to, his attitude and confidence allowed him to wear the hat and make it look effortless to be the cool, crooning man that he was.

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Other Hat Styles

From time to time, Frank branched out from his signature style look and wore top hats, sailor hats, and the occasional straw hat.

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Hats From the Movies

Not only was Old Blue Eyes an accomplished and iconic singer, but he dabbled in the movie industry too. Over the years, he played roles that required wearing a variety of different hats Sailor hats, Army hats, baseball caps, and even a turban.

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There's no doubt that the man could do it all; sing, act, dress fashionably, and wear the perfect hat. Even though Old Blue Eyes himself passed away in 1998, the Sinatra Style lives on and this iconic man will never be forgotten.

All images courtesy of pinterest.com

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