Help Me Find Flick's Hat
December 14, 2007 8:36 AM   Subscribe

Where can I get a hat like this? I'm looking for an adult-sized hat exactly like this, with the goggles and everything. Thank you!
posted by interrobang to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
The magic google term is "aviator helmet goggles".
While not identical you can come Pretty close with costume wear.

You can find replicas of real pilot wear.

You are unlikely to find Flick's hat as that is a repro of a toy/fad item made in the 40's or 50's. For better or for worse, there's more demand for a fra-gee-lay leg lamp than that hat.
posted by plinth at 9:02 AM on December 14, 2007


But aren't those goggles separate? They look like the snap on. Anyway, how about this? What requirements does the hat have to fulfill?
posted by otherwordlyglow at 9:03 AM on December 14, 2007


I'd like it to be "real"--i.e., not "costumey". Plinth, that replica is pretty good, but I like Flick's round goggles.
posted by interrobang at 9:07 AM on December 14, 2007


Buy a secksay leather flying cap and add round vintage googles.
posted by iconomy at 9:16 AM on December 14, 2007


Flick's goggles are cosmetic, which makes it costumey doesn't it? You could also add these to the leather helmet.
posted by plinth at 9:17 AM on December 14, 2007


This beauty can be yours for only £270!
posted by misteraitch at 9:37 AM on December 14, 2007


I think Flick's goggles detach from where they are, and can be reattached lower, over the eyes.

Looks so far like iconomy has the best idea, but thanks everyone, for the answers. Please keep them coming!
posted by interrobang at 10:16 AM on December 14, 2007


The GI Generation: A Memoir mentions these: "Another item in great demand was the seventy-five cent aviator cap. It looked real, with snap on goggles and ear-flaps that fastened under the chin. 'Just like Lindbergh!' we thought."

Probably never made for adults, the one in the movie is either a well preserved specimen from costuming or made specially. I think you may be able to find someone to make one for you with pleather and a deconstructed pair of goggles, but I doubt you'll be able to find an adult size vintage cap.
posted by oneirodynia at 12:22 PM on December 14, 2007


All right, I'm gonna go with iconomy's suggestion. Thanks, everyone!
posted by interrobang at 3:26 PM on December 14, 2007


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