American infantry in revolutionary war reenactment

The Iconic Hat of the Revolutionary War

You don’t have to be a history enthusiast to recall war portraits where well-dressed soldiers sported their black cocked hats. The long road of the Revolutionary War resulted in many remarkable moments; the tricorne hat is perhaps one of the most visually memorable. Let’s take a look at some of …

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History and Controversy of the British Royal Guard’s Bearskin Hat

As one of the main tourist attractions in London, the British Royal Guards are familiar figures outside of Buckingham Palace. Also known as the Queen’s Guard, they are recognized for their often stoic appearance, red coats, and tall Bearskins – the name of their quintessential hats. Standing at around 45cm …

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The Many Hats of The American Civil War

The hats worn during the period of the American Civil War, a conflict spanning from 1861 to 1865, play into a complex historical web of headgear. Despite the many discrepancies found in variations of the same hat, for example, photographs and historic accounts are able to give us a good …

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Fascinating Insights into the History of Papal Headwear

As with many of the aspects regarding the Catholic Church, there is a rich history behind papal headwear. Often full of meaning and intention, “hats” worn by popes have become famous religious articles that many of us are familiar with today.  Let’s take a look at 2 of the most …

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Hat Fashion in the 1980s and Cycles of Fashion

The relationship between the music and the fashion industry has always existed. Famous singers and musicians are often regarded by the general public as instantaneous style icons upon reaching a certain status as artists.  Clothes and accessories worn in the production of music videos, live performances, and album art, for …

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