Hats in Movies: Lincoln, Django Unchained & Gangster Squad

At the tail end of 2012 both Lincoln and Django Unchained came out featuring some great hats, not to mention Gangster Squad which will be released in theaters on January 11, 2013.

Lincoln: Directed by Steven Spielberg & Starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field

Abraham Lincoln towered over most of his contemporaries at six feet four inches tall. He chose to stand out even more by wearing high top hats. Lincoln acquired this hat from J. Y. Davis, a Washington hat maker, and had a black silk mourning band added in remembrance of his son Willie. No one knows when he obtained the hat, or how often he wore it, but the last time he put it on was to go to Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865.

Lincoln - Daniel Day-Lewis

Daniel Day-Lewis on horseback donning a top hat as Abraham Lincoln.

Take a peek at our military inspired hats as well as our historical hats.

Django Unchained: Directed by Quentin Tarantino & Starring Jaime Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio

Former dentist, Dr. King Schultz – played by Christoph Waltz, buys the freedom of a slave, Django – played by Jaime Foxx, and trains him with the intent to make him his deputy bounty hunter. Instead, he is led to the site of Django’s wife who is under the hands of Calvin Candie – played by Leonardo DiCaprio, a ruthless plantation owner.

Django Unchained

Dr. King Schultz donning a bowler hat along with Django sporting a western hat.

Leonardo DiCaprio Django Unchained

The evil Calvin Candie wearing a stylish bowler hat.

Gangster Squad: Directed by Ruben Fleischer & Starring Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone

A chronicle of the LAPD’s fight to keep East Coast Mafia types out of Los Angeles in the 1940s and 50s.

Gangster Squad
From left to right: Ryan Gosling as Sgt. Jerry Wooters, Michael Pena as Officer Navidad Ramirez, Robert Patrick as Officer Max Kennard, Josh Brolin as Sgt. John O’Mara, and Anthony Mackie as Officer Coleman Harris all donning classic fedoras.

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone
Ryan Gosling pulls off the gangster look quite well as Sgt. Jerry Wooters in a stylish fedora along with co-star Emma Stone, as Grace Faraday.
What movie are you looking forward to most in 2013?

 

About the author

Kimi Sakamoto Kimi Sakamoto is the Social Marketing Coordinator for Village Hat Shop, an online retail leader in headwear and fashion accessories. In addition to managing the company's social media presence - including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram  - she is a regular contributor to The Hat Blog and its sister site - Less Chat, More Hat. Born and raised in California, Kimi enjoys spending time outdoors. You can find her on Google+ and Twitter.

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