20% Off All Hats This Sunday

It’s all about hats here this week on The Hornet. This Sunday, 2nd December, there’s 20% off ALL HATS at our shops on Church Walk.


Five hats worn in the 1942 movie Casablanca

1. Fedora. Worn by Humphrey Bogart as club owner Rick Blaine. The closing scenes of the movie, with Bogart in iconic trenchcoat and fedora combo, have become ingrained on the popular imagination – so much so that it is almost an effort of will to imagine Bogart dressed in anything else.

2. Panama – worn by Paul Henreid as Victor Laszlo. (See also Now, Voyager, the Bette Davis vehicle from 1942 in which he wears a similar hat). This white headgear helps underline that, despite stealing Bogart’s woman, Laszlo is still a good guy.

3. The Kepi – the French-style military/police hat worn by Claude Rains as Captain Louis Renault. (See pic from the shop, above, and still from the movie, below.)

4. Fez – worn by Sydney Greenstreet as Signor Ferrari. The fez was once banned in Turkey (1925) by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, first President of Turkey.

5. Homburg – That Peter Lorre’s character Ugarte is a nogoodnik is plain to see from his unforgettably clammy performance. To underline his untrustworthiness, note that he goes bareheaded for most of the movie – although in the scene where he grovels to Rick he is seen to be carrying something resembling a homburg.



On Sunday 2nd December there’s 20% off ALL HATS at our shops here in Kensington. Click below to view our Three Days Of Christmas film for more details.


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One thought on “20% Off All Hats This Sunday

  1. Great post, nice video with beautiful trumpet playing (what is it?) – but then this: ‘cogniscenti’.It’s Italian and it should read ‘conoscenti’. Bad style…

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