The HBO television drama “Boardwalk Empire” was recently honored with 12 nominations at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards in late September. Some of the nominations the show received were Best Series, Outstanding Lead Actor, Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series, and Outstanding Costumes for a Series. That last nomination is of particular interest to us here at hats.com. A very important part of the costumes on Boardwalk Empire is the hats that costume designer John Dunn selected for characters on the show.
The prohibition era in America was an interesting period in history for several reasons; one being the types of headwear that were popular at the time. A hat was, and still is symbol of status and personality, and the 1920’s represented this idea well. “Boardwalk Empire” captures character personas with a mix of hat styles like fedoras, homburgs, and newsboy caps.
With actors like the great Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson, Shea Whigham as Eli Thompson, Jack Huston as Richard Harrow, and Stephen Graham as Al Capone, it’s no surprise this series has gotten some serious critical acclaim. Check out the show for yourself, if you haven’t already, and keep an eye out for the hats they use in the costumes. If you see something you like, visit hats.com and you’re sure to find something comparable that you can pick up for yourself! Also, don’t hesitate to leave comments or visit our Facebook and Twitter if you have questions about certain styles you’re looking for.