Toque in Rose with Plumes

This brimless style hat would have been called a toque during the era, but we tend to call it a pork pie. This shape was a fashionable style that started being seen more towards the second half of the Civil War in more casual situations including recreational places such as the seaside.

I arranged the rose velvet ribbon while looking at a trio of original photos placing the velvet flat on the hat. I like the way the velvet texture plays off the white straw. The plumes are beautifully marble white, creams, browns, and greys. I even tucked bits inside the half rosette.

Inside is a white silk lining. This hat will best fit an average to larger head. It sits further down on the head than most period hats. It measures 22″ around the inside with the lining and trim.

This was hard to photograph, partly because I am rushing as the storm comes in.

Published in: on August 27, 2020 at 3:23 pm  Leave a Comment  

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