Bowlers Hats for sale come in various types and colours, this Black bowler is made in the UK with a fabric sweatband and comes finished with a Grosgrain Hat Band and Bow. This Black bowler can be easily worn by a band musician or at a Country Show or for Formal Occassions.
This Bowler is new "old stock" as no longer made in the UK, a more Soft Shell, not as stiffened as some other Bowler Hats;.
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.
This Bowler Hat is not designed or intended as a Safety Riding Hat
Available in Four Sizes and is less stiff than other higher end Bowler models.
Small - 55cm Approx
Medium - 57cm Approx
Large - 59cm Approx
Extra Large - 61cm Approx
Country of Origin:UK