The Hat for men is one of the most traditional accessories that exist in the male universe. For those who don’t know, the word “hat” comes from the old Latin “cappa”, “capucho”, that means “piece to cover the head”.
The first forms of protection for head appeared around the year 4000 BC in ancient Egypt, Babylon and Greece where the use of headbands was designed to hold and protect the hair. The narrow band placed around the crown of today hats (the tape or headband) is a remnant of this first type of head protection.
After the Renascence (XIV-XVI century) the male hats got new forms, being richly decorated, and used by powerful men. During the same time comes the appearance of berets, in Italy, consisting of a circular piece of wrinkled fabric on the sides, containing a track where passing an adjustable cord. Some male hats still retain some influence, being provided with small loops inside place to adjust its size.
Other types came next, being one of the most striking wide-brimmed hat, decorated by skins or ostrich feathers brought from America. The use of long hair in bunches (fashion put into effect in the reign of Louis XIV in France, wearing long curly hair, and imitated by his courtiers who began to also use wigs made with natural hair), made him begin to fold the flaps hats, first on one side, after the two showing one then the type “Tricornio” – with two lateral folds and a fold in the back – this habit stayed for more than a century. During the French Revolution (1789- 1799), when vestments were influenced to make them simpler, emerged hats high crown concave shape, that developed to give rise to the Cartolas.
In 1900, the Coconut hat made of wool felt and / or fur was the most popular, appearing a few years after the straw hats, sailor type, etc., and the vast majority of models originated in the UK.
At the beginning, until the mid-twentieth century, who was not wearing a hat was looked upon air of strangeness, now that’s over. Men have lost the habit of using this accessory and outgoing in the street with one, it looked as if it was one ET! Lol …
I1m looking for wear more hats every day, no matter what is the format and because a lot of reasons, one of than, is the fact is that it is elegant, beautiful and can help to protect me from the sun.
Have a nice day!
Hat: Ecua-Andino para IWC
Shirt: Bottega Veneta
Sodalite bracelet: Carol Ribeiro Acessórios
Riviera Onix: Paulo Teixeira Jóias
Bracelet clear stones: Erick Murta Design
Buzios bracelets: Cielle Design
Sapphires bracelet: Mônica Caetano
Greek Eye Bracelet: LeMi
Fotos/Photos: Arthur Vahia