The Surprising Origins of the Fedora Hat

Fedora hats have been an essential part of fashion for most of the 20th century. From gangsters in film noir New York to Indiana Jones in the movies to Michael Jackson on stage, fedoras have left their mark on the world. But where did it originate?  The fedora hat originated …

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Hat Tipping – The Tradition Explained

The tradition of two people tipping their hat as a sign of respect is something we are all familiar, even if we do not actively observe this tradition today. We have all seen historical movies where the characters are frequently seen removing their hats as a sign of respect to …

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Beanie Hats – How They Got Their Start

Nowadays, beanies are a given when it comes to your wardrobe. Most people have multiple beanies in different colors and even sizes. It seems as though there’s not a single celebrity that doesn’t step out in a beanie during the winter months, and sometimes will even wear a beanie as …

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The Origin of the 10-Gallon Hat

If you’re curious about cowboy fashion or looking for an intriguing conversation starter to broach at your next cocktail party, the origin of the 10-gallon hat is an excellent subject to explore. The 10-gallon hat is a large wide-brimmed hat with a tall rounded crown. It was typically worn by …

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Boater Hats

The Origins of the Boater Hat

Boater hats are some of the most characteristic accessories out there, flaunting an ‘old money’ feel. While this representation of the style might not be entirely sensical in the modern context, this constructed image around the boater hat is unsurprising in the context of its history. The boater hat, a …

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Origin of the Cowboy Hat

Several hats arrived and got blown away in the winds of human history but the one that became an emblem of American cowboy style and stayed popular throughout the years is the one and only – cowboy hat. Cowboy hats as we know them today are credited to John Batterson …

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