Location: MB Antiques — The Village
Mr Wooster has been rather pipped because of an apparent absence of a decent Homburg from the SL inventory. But today he’s absolutely full of beans. He found the elusive Homburg, and it’s not too bad, at that.
We believe we stumbled upon it before, but initially dismissed it. The photographs in the advertisement did not do it justice, suggesting a fedora rather than a true Homburg. Upon trying it on, however, we’re generally pleased with the effect.
The Homburg comes in a few subtle variations. Edwardian versions were more likely to have a tapered crown than later permutations. Homburgs have grosgrain-bound brims, sometimes in a subtly contrasting colour, while the “Lord’s Hat” does not and sports a crown that is pinched in the front. The hat depicted here does not have a discernible bound brim, yet is not pinched at the crown, so it’s a little neither-here-nor-there, but it will serve. Again, as they say in theater circles, close enough for a galloping horse.
We’ve seen them in a number of colours, but think black or grey are most suitable for urban environments. Greens and browns would serve well as country hats.
Suiting ~ Kauna XIV. Tweed Twill Grey (jacket, shirt, bow tie & trousers worn)
Pocket handkerchief ~ Kauna XIV accessories collection in coral
Waistcoat ~ Kauna XIV in Plaid Pink
Gloves ~ Female Cosplay system gloves, colour changed
Hat ~ Hyacinthe Luynes, Grey Homburg Hat @ SL Marketplace
Shoes ~ Lapoint & Bastchild wingtip with single and two-tone options (includes HUD)
Skin ~ Hermony, Leon
Eyes ~ Aveline mesh eyes in hazel, L$0@SL Marketplace
Dressed for L$1719