Hats Are Stylish and In, Gentlemen! / Fedora Hats

Hats Are Stylish and In, Gentlemen! / Fedora Hats

April 21, 2010, Accessories

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hat is one of the popular accessories of men’s and women’s wardrobe. Nevertheless, people do not know much about its history. The popularity of this original headwear went down during the last century. Consequently there is a possibility of its comeback.

History of Hats

The word hat as we know it has probably Turkish or Tatar origin. It was originally marked as mode in French. The term for the woman producing hats is derived from this word. The hats were worn even in Ancient Rome and Greece, nevertheless they were used only as the protection against the sun and rain. It did not have nothing in common with fashion. The materials used for manufacture were straw, skin and hair felt.

Nowadays, the most popular types of hats are derby, top-hat and so called Panamanian hat which became famous especially due to Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter and the film The Silence of the Lambs. By the way the biggest hat was created by the Czech company Karpet and you can see it in the Museum of Curiosities and Records in Pelhřimov in the Czech Republic.

Hats Are Stylish and In, Gentlemen! / Fedora Hats (http://www.fashionlevel.net)Hats Are Stylish and In, Gentlemen! / Fedora Hats (http://www.fashionlevel.net)

Hat as a Symbol of Elegance and Fashion

While the hats were the symbols of luxury and wealth in the last century, today the hat is not very popular. It isn’t so frequent to see the hat among people in the street, the hats were compensated by the caps. Nevertheless in some situation it is still the symbol of the high elegance and fashion. The tradition of hats is for example still kept on such occasions like horse racing. On the top of it the Queen of England, Elizabeth the Second, wears the hats nearly on every public occasion.

Hats Are Stylish and In, Gentlemen! / Fedora Hats (http://www.fashionlevel.net)Hats Are Stylish and In, Gentlemen! / Fedora Hats (http://www.fashionlevel.net)

Unfortunately, men forget to wear hats and top-hats nowadays even if this original headwear helps to create the general looks and makes from the person the modern gentleman. In these days the hats are becoming fashionable again, although it is highly popular only for the young generation who shows their casualness by wearing it.

Inspire yourselves by the fashionable hats for men from the popular Swedish brand H&M and the British brand Top Man, which belongs to the well-known chain store Top Shop:

Source: www.topman.com, www.hm.com, www.hominiemerito.com

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