Have you ever asked yourself the questions: where and how did the hats appear? Who first posed for this wonderful accessory? Who started making them and from what? If not, find out all these details by reading the information below. One of the first images in which a hat appears is a picture of a tomb in Thebes, which shows a man wearing a straw hat. Other early hats were the pileus, a simple cap; Phrygian cap, worn by slaves freed from Greece and Rome; and the fat Greek, the first hat with a known edge.
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A hat is an object used to cover the head for several reasons. It can be worn as protection against certain elements, for religious or ceremonial reasons, for safety or as a fashion accessory. In the past, hats were an indicator of social status.
Borsalino – It is the name of a company founded in 1857 by Giuseppe Borsalino who was originally known for his Fedora hats. Brief history – Giuseppe Borsalino at the age of 14 wanted to become an apprentice hatter in Alessandria. And to perfect his technique, at the age of 16, he moved to France to Casa Berteil. In 1850, it was considered the universe of hats. In 1857 he returned to Alessandria and together with his brother Lazzari opened the first factory. At that time, with the help of 10 employees, they were making around 50 hats a day. The business was doing so well that in 1888 he moved to new premises which were equipped with the latest equipment imported from England. And the production capacity has reached 110,000 hats per year. All of his employees were well paid providing them with pensions, medical insurance and schooling for their children. At the time of Giuseppe Borsalino’s death, April 1, 1900, the factory with 1,200 employees was taken over by his son Teresio. Production capacity increased to 750,000 hats per year.
Also in the same year, Borsalino received the Grand Prix prize at the Paris Exposition Universelle fair. This brought him a recognition of the quality of the hat and made the brand known all over the world. To make a Borsalino felt hat requires more than 50 manual operations. and labor takes seven weeks. And for those made of straw, it can stretch up to six months.
Borsalino then became famous for the business hats produced and the quality felt used that was made from Belgian rabbit fur.
Panama – It comes to our surprise, from Ecuador, but is seen every year at the Wimbledon tennis tournament, as it has a very functional role, protecting the heads of men from the scorching sun. The original Panama hats can be worn so that they are put in your pocket, or entered through a ring. Theodore Roosevelt wore a Panama hat in 1904, during a visit to the Panama Canal yard.
In fact, the Panama hat is one of the most popular types of hats, being made from straw or palm leaves. The advantage it offers is resistant to moisture, thus managing to keep its original shape. We recommend that you wear such a hat when you go on vacation to an exotic place or to match it with a casual outfit, it is not suitable for elegant outfits.
They go through a bleaching process with the help of chemicals. They are said to loosen the fabric and over time the hat will show signs of wear. If the straws were not bleached over time, they would change their hue to something darker. It’s a perfectly normal thing. Some people prefer this kind of personality to a hat. Depending on the fineness of the straw braid you can tell the attention paid to the product, and this can be seen in the final price of the hat. You can see this from how thin the straws used are.
The size of the hat – The bigger the hat, the more expensive it is, because each hat is made by hand, and that requires special attention. It is much more economical for a manufacturer to make hats in sizes S, M and L than other sizes in between. If a hat is a little too big for you, you can use the adjustable straps. So the wider the brim and the higher the crown, the higher the price.
The color of the straw used for the panama hat – The straw used to make the panama hat is not the shade of light white that you are probably used to. They go through a bleaching process with the help of chemicals. They are said to weaken the fabric and over time the hat will show signs of wear. If the straws were not bleached, they would change their shade to something darker over time. It’s a perfectly normal thing. Some people prefer this kind of personality to a hat.
Homburg – This hat made history in particular through association with American gangsters, but was introduced by the Prince of Wales after a visit to Germany. The homburg is considered relatively “dressy” (less than the top hat but more than the fedora), and it requires the wearing of a suit. In principle, it does not have side hollows, but you can pinch the fabric to give it a more relaxed look.
It is a hard hat, with a recess that divides the cap into two parts, medium width brim, turned. Among the personalities who wore it are Sir Winston Churchil. Also, Al Pacino had countless appearances with such a hat. It is a model as classic as Fedora, except that in this model, the colors are limited, and this gives maximum elegance to the outfit you want to approach. This hat is available in colors such as black, gray, brown, blue and charcoal.
The Homburg is a felt hat with a rigid upturned brim, preferably black. Still worn in the City, this hat evokes respectability and classic masculine elegance. Carried by many diplomats, it has many followers but rather among people of a “certain age”, as they say. A question of maturity more than age no doubt! Sir Winston Churchill hid his cigar under this model which is making a comeback
Fedora – It is a bent hat along the top and strapped in front and on the sides. The hat appeared as an accessory reserved for aristocrats at the end of the 19th century.
The fedora hat is also known as the “gangster hat” being worn by people like Al Capone and many of his ilk. The name “fedora” came from a scene played in 1882. The leading actress, Sarah Bernhardt, who played Princess Fedora Romazova, wore such a hat that became known as the “fedora”. The name fedora has Russian origins. The fedora appeared as a women’s accessory and, in 1920, it was also adopted by men. Between 1920 -1930, the fedora became an essential item for every man, being worn with a suit and tie. The fedora was also worn in industrial areas and was a way to protect yourself from the cold and rain. It disappeared from the men’s wardrobe in the 70s for no particular reason. Clothes started to become more casual and the fedora was replaced by sports caps and elastic bands. Over time, it returned to women’s fashion and later as an accessory for men who wanted to stand out.
Its name comes from the title of a play written in 1882 in which the main heroine appeared on stage wearing a hat similar to what we now call “fedora”. On the screen was carried by Humphrey Bogart (Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon). There is no rule for wearing a fedora hat nowadays, they are usually chosen according to preferences or according to the season. Men wear hats to complete an outfit, a look or a certain style and they are still the symbol of a well-dressed man. This hat is worn by men in suits as well as by those wearing jeans and leather jackets.
When it comes to choosing a fedora hat, you need to think about when to wear it and on what occasions. It is worn with the front edge at the eyebrows or slightly left on the left or right side. From the moment it appeared, the fedora hat was a symbol of class and elegance. Match a classic fedora with a suit and overcoat and you’ll look millions. Some also wear it with jeans. Try different combinations until you find the most comfortable outfits.
Things to consider when wearing a fedora hat:
-Change your hairstyle to look good with and without the fedora.
-Wear a feather on the band of the hat to add personal style.
-If you’re feeling adventurous, buy a straw fedora and wear it with attitude. -Remember that there are situations when you have to take it down.
The Trilby Hat – This hat model can be worn during all seasons, offering a high degree of protection in the head area depending on the material chosen. It can be made of cotton, felt or straw, having a short brim and being slightly angled at the front to create the optical illusion of lengthening. If you choose, for example, a dark cotton Trilby hat, you can also wear it with an elegant or smart-casual outfit.
At first try, the trilby hat can easily be mistaken for a fedora. I’ve had the opportunity to play with many hats so far, which while they caught my eye with their design, I slowly abandoned them due to poor workmanship. In addition, they seem to have started to become banal, even if I would not have a “competition” among men wearing hats because there are too few who like them or would wear them.
Because of my niche, I got my hands on the book and started reading more about hats so I could tell the difference between the poor quality ones and the high quality ones. The hat above has been accidentally bent several times, transported in less than ideal conditions, and I was surprised to note that it has returned to its original shape. I loved the reddish brown shade which makes it suitable for many outfits and the red silk ribbon which provides a slight contrast. You can wear it in shades of green, blue, brown, yellow, orange, gray, beige, etc. Another plus I would bring to this hat is that it does not have the brand name in sight if we were to compare it to the legendary Stetson or Borsalino.
The trilby hat is one of the most successful revivals in the fashion world because it has become popular again. Although the classic version was brown and made in England, today you’ll find the trilby in almost every shade imaginable. You can usually wear it with almost any clothing style depending on your personal style and context.
How Do You Wear The Hat To Create The Desired Effect? – Did you know that not only the choice of hat, but also the way you wear it matters? Well, this accessory is believed to reflect the mood of the wearer. Thus, if you want to keep a mysterious air, place it as close to your eyes as possible, while if you want to look like an open person, wear the hat slightly backwards. Pick it up about 1 inch above its straight line to get a look worthy of a businessman. A man’s hat can be worn both in elegant outfits and in street outfits. Undoubtedly, this is an indispensable accessory for a day at the beach or for a look suitable for a yacht party. Choose the model according to your style, but also for the occasion and you will look like millions wearing a hat!