A tassel is attached to the button and draped over one side. Pop culture has made the bowler hat into a stuffy British icon, but its origins are working-class, and it is considered less formal than styles like the homburg and the fedora. It is used by many militaries of the world as well as law enforcement, as well as some people in service professions who wear uniforms. A soft hat with a low crown and broad brim, pinned up on either side of the head and at the back, producing a triangular shape. Peruvian or Bolivian hat with ear-flaps made from vicuña , alpaca , llama or sheep's wool.
A traditional Korean winter cap mostly worn by women in the Joseon and Daehan Jeguk periods — Sometimes only the eyes or eyes and mouth are visible. Also known as a ski mask. Traditional Scottish bonnet or cap worn with Scottish Highland dress.
A floppy fabric pull-on hat, usually worn with its top flopped down. In red, it is now used as a symbol of Catalan identity. A brimless cap, with or without a small visor , once popular among school boys. Sometimes includes a propeller. The tall, furry hat of the Brigade of Guards ' full-dress uniform, originally designed to protect them against sword-cuts, etc. Commonly seen at Buckingham Palace in London , England. Sometimes mistakenly identified as a busby.
A soft round cap, usually of woollen felt, with a bulging flat crown and tight-fitting brimless headband. Worn by both men and women and traditionally associated with France , Basque people , and the military.
Often part of [European? A broad-brimmed felt hat with brim folded up and pinned front and back to create a long-horned shape. Also known as a cocked hat. Worn by European military officers in the s and, as illustrated, commonly associated with Napoleon. A square cap with three or four ridges or peaks worn by Roman Catholic and some Anglican and Lutheran clergy. A traditional Javanese man's hat, basically divided into many kind, depends on the origin of their ethnicity.
A flat-brimmed and flat-topped straw hat formerly worn by seamen. Schools, especially public schools in the UK , might include a boater as part of their summer uniform.
Now mostly worn at summer regattas or formal garden parties , often with a ribbon in club, college or school colors. A soft, wide-brimmed cotton hat commonly used by military forces. Also known as a bush hat and similar to a bucket hat. Boss of the plains. A lightweight all-weather hat, with a high rounded crown and wide flat brim, designed by John B.
Stetson for the demands of the American frontier. A type of decorative cap mainly worn in the 19th and early 20th century with sleepwear or lingerie.
A hard felt hat with a rounded crown created in by Lock's of St James's , the hatters to Thomas Coke, 2nd Earl of Leicester , for his servants. More commonly known as a Derby in the United States. A woman's hat with round crown and deep brim turned upwards all the way round.
Said to be based on hats worn by Breton agricultural workers. Also known as a " Smokey Bear " hat. A broad-brimmed felt or straw hat with high crown, pinched symmetrically at its four corners the "Montana crease". A conical pointed hat with eye holes. Most associated with the Ku Klux Klan , but used elsewhere in other contexts such as the example illustrated, featuring people from Nazareno processing during Holy Week in Spain. A hat worn between the s and s in England and northwestern Europe.
Also known as a " Pilgrim hat" in the United States. Wide-brimmed and shallow-crowned hat, normally worn at an angle. Popular from s but most closely associated with ss fashion. A traditional horse hair hat dating back to 10th century China, which later became popular among the yangban of Joseon Dynasty Korea as an alternative to the gat.
A woven cap, typical of Chiloé Archipelago , that is made of coarse raw wool and usually topped by a pom-pom. Peruvian or Bolivian hat with ear-flaps made from vicuña , alpaca , llama or sheep's wool. A bell -shaped ladies' hat that was popular during the Roaring Twenties. A type of soft cap traditionally worn by cricket players.
A traditional flat-brimmed and flat-topped hat originating from Córdoba, Spain , associated with flamenco dancing and music and popularized by characters such as Zorro. A conical straw hat associated with East and Southeast Asia.
Sometimes known as a "coolie hat", although the term "coolie" may be interpreted as derogatory. A hat, fashioned from the skin and fur of a raccoon , that became associated with Canadian and American frontiersmen of the 18th and 19th centuries. A helmet traditionally worn by British police constables while on foot patrol. A warm, close-fitting tweed cap, with brims front and behind and ear-flaps that can be tied together either over the crown or under the chin.
Originally designed for use while hunting in the climate of Scotland. A fashion dating back to at least the 18th century, in which fabric is draped or moulded to the head, concealing most or all of the hair. Original designs were said to be inspired by the turbans of India and the Ottoman Empire. It often featured a large capital "D" inscribed on its side, to be shown frontwards when the hat was worn.
A soft brimmed hat popular in New York after the turn of the century made from eight quarter panels. Also known as a newsboy cap. Garrison or Forage cap. Headwrap worn by the Bamar , Mon people , Rakhine and Shan peoples. Three piece ensemble consisting of a Thagiyah skull cap, Gutrah scarf, and Ogal black band. Gutrahs are plain white or checkered, denoting ethnic or national identities.
A traditional Scottish boat-shaped hat without a peak made of thick-milled woollen material with a toorie on top, a rosette cockade on the left, and usually ribbons hanging down behind.
It is normally worn as part of Scottish military or civilian Highland dress. A rounded rigid helmet with a small brim predominantly used in workplace environments, such as construction sites, to protect the head from injury by falling objects, debris and bad weather. Also known as the Dress Hat. Regulation hat for Union soldiers during the American Civil War. A woman's hat of the Middle Ages. A semi-formal hat with a medium brim and crown with a crease and no dents. Classic hats — the kinds of hats our grandfathers used to wear — have had their ups and downs in popular culture.
None of that matters much. If you want to wear a hat, wear a hat. They needed to look good, but they also needed to keep off sun, rain, and wind. Most share the same basic elements, in different angles and proportions:. Different styles of hats are usually nothing more than variations in the sizes and shapes of the brim and crown. There are a few outliers soft flat caps, for example , but most classic hat styles fall into the stiff-sided felt family.
For the purist, though, a fedora is a felt hat with pinched sides and a lengthwise crease down the crown. Fedora brims are flat, with no constructed edge or curl, and can be bent up or down as the wearer pleases. The flexible brim gives the fedora a little more versatility than a stiffer style. It can be tilted down over the eyes for a hidden, mysterious look, or angled slightly upward for a more open profile.
It has the same crown shape as a fedora, but the back is shorter than the front, creating an angle. Trilbys are typically worn with the brim snapped downward in front and upward in back, adding to the impression of a narrowing angle at the back of the hat.
The brim is smaller than on a fedora, usually only an inch or so wide. The style dates back to the turn of the 20th century, but in the 21st century it saw a revival as a youth style, particularly in music culture. It has the same creased crown, but without the pinches at the sides, and the brim is stiffer and has a slightly upturned lip all the way around.
This is still the go-to dress hat of businessmen, politicians, and other well-to-do gentlemen in the western world.
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