Hats

A Brief History of the Modern Man’s Hat

In the final decade of the eighteenth century, impelled by the ideals of the French Revolution, the top hat replaced the tricorne as the vogue item of headwear for fashionable Europeans. Already popular in France where it would become part of the costume of the Incroyables, the first top hat in England has been credited to the Frenchman George Dunnage, a master hatter…

Buster Keaton and His Pork Pie Hat

Following the rise of the top hat, bowler or derby, Panama, fedora, and flat cap across the nineteenth century, by the first decades of the twentieth century a man could scarcely open his front door, much less appear before a discerning public, without some suitable form of headwear. In the realm of silent comedy, Charlie Chaplin tramped about in a tight…

Beanies and Bobble Hats: Winter/Spring 2016 Collection

Building up a worthwhile rotation of beanies and bobble hats can sometimes prove a lengthy process. The need to keep one’s head warm during winter never changes – or will not unless the rate of global warming outstrips and denudes us all – but trends and design choices shift from season to season, so that years may pass before it…