Black Fur Felt Bowler Hat - Soft Shell

Black Fur Felt Bowler Hat - Soft Shell

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Soft shell fur bowler in black fur felt with a leather sweatband and finished with a grosgrain hatband and bow. Softer shell can be more easy to wear if not having a full fitting and bowler reshaping.

Bowlers Hats for sale come in various types and colours, this Black bowler comes with a standard premium leather sweatband and finished with a Grosgrain Hat Band and Bow on the Left Side.

Made with a Softer shell, it is less stiff than some other bowlers styles, but is light weight and comfortable to wear. Being a Softer Shell it can more easily conform to your head shape (over time) so does not require a full fitting as much as, more rigid style of bowlers.

Great for Period Victorian or Edwardian wear, famously worn by Charlie Chaplin, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy and Madness! Bowler Hats are still worn for some Dressage, Side Saddle and Coaching / Carriage Driving Events. Also formally a Black Bowler Hat is still worn for Remembrance Sunday, Black Sunday and Cavalry Memorial Parade ( Cav Mem ) by various members of British Army Regiments. Also great for Judging at Country Shows. 

The Bowler was first made in 1849, named after the makers of the Hat by the Hatters; Thomas and William Bowler, initially it was known as a Coke Hat (By James Lock & Co. Hatters) in the UK or in America it as a Derby Hat. Given many names through the ages the bob hat, billy coke, and billycock hat it was initially designed with a low crown to protect the heads of Cokes gamekeepers when riding.

We can also provide an additional optional fitting service, where we can measure your head shape, as well as your hat size, then remould the correct size Bowler Hat to your head shape to make it fit more comfortably. This process is usually done at our country workshop by our Hatter in person. Call us on 01344 638 838 for details.


Whilst this is a stiffened Bowler Hat it is not designed or intended as a Safety Riding Hat.

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