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This is the famous male impersonator, Vesta Tilley, who began her stage career as a boy at about five years old and had success on both sides of the Atlantic. From her teens onward she apparently impersonated dandies, fops and swells with great aplomb and became a favourite of women in her audiences because her songs and skits tended to gently poke fun at the foibles of the male sex. Her manly mannerisms were the result of weeks of study. I'd have stuck to dresses had I been her. Text by…

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Petranille Cloth Doll designed by Sophie Tilley.

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from Karmaloop

The Hackman Hat in Vintage Red

The Iron and Resin Hackman Hat in Vintage Red

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Just found this Tilley Hats for Men - Tilley Airflo Hat -- Orvis on Orvis.com!

Audrey Hepburn, knitting on the set of The Unforgiven (1960). Hepburn was indeed a real-life knitter, and worked on sweaters for both her and her husband during breaks in filming the movie.

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The Journey - How Tilley Hats are Made

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Tilley hat - The Tilley is the hat of choice for adventurers, thanks to its thoughtful design. The practical hat has a snap-up brim, adjustable chinstraps and an internal pocket for your travel documents. Guaranteed to last a lifetime, an old wives' tale tells how the hat is able to pass through an elephant in one piece and still be worn afterwards!

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Love this Tilley hat! http://www.sunprotectionhats.com/images/P/Tilley-TH9-Hemp-Hat-Mocha-P.jpg

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