From the THINGS WE LOVE Department:
A fabulous vintage magazine story on TV detectives and the hats they wear, from a wall collage at the Bang Candy Company (one of our favorite hangouts):
The handsome heartbreaker of “Checkmate,” wearing top hat and white tie, claims, “I’m no man-about-town.” (Maybe not, but the evidence differs.)
“Clues to the pastimes of popular TV detectives are revealed in hats they wear in private life.
The TV image of the private eye as an embattled lady-killer is way out of focus for the true-life picture of the actors involved. Here and on following pages are some top TV sleuths, wearing their own hats, amusing themselves on their own time. Like the average guy, they dance, drive, fish, and play golf. Unlike the average, each has a following of female fans—as gone for him as are the inevitable on-screen dames.”
You might also enjoy: The Sartorial Sleuth—The Well-Dressed PI (via [FIND] Investigations blog)