Samstag, 19. November 2011

French Connection Hat

I am running for weeks and looking at the Robert Schmitz Shop for a hat of Stetson, the blue pork pie named Sarasota. The pork pie hat is a real small traditional hat, which is a type of hat made of felt or straw. It has a flat top and was also called telescopic crown. Pork pie hats were often worn by jazz, blues and ska musicians and their fans. Charles Mingus wrote an elegy for jazz saxophone great Lester Young called "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat", since Young was noted for his ever-present, broad-brimmed Pork pie hat. The hat was also seen as a sporting cap, popular at tennis matches. In Jamaica, the hat was popularized by the 1960s "rude boy" subculture, which traveled to the United Kingdom, influencing both the mod and skinhead subcultures.

My private Pork pie hat memories are Gene Hackman as Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle in the 1971 French Connection movie. He had worn this hat the whole movie and the hat became popular again. Buster Keaton, Johnny Depp Frank Lloyd Wright and even the animated characters of Hanna-Babera like Yogi bear wore this hat too. Today I gave myself a gift and buyed my first Pork pie hat. It's a funny feeling!

See Jeff Beck playing Goodbye Pork Pie Hat

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