Melon Hat

Bowler hat - Traclet hat shop

The current bowler hat, which we all recognize by its domed shape, was designed in 1849 for a rider who wanted to protect his head from tree branches when riding a horse. He tested the solidity of the hat by standing on the cap which resisted.The melon exists in wool feltversion but also for the top-of-the-range models in hair felt. A hat shape that is coming back into fashion, for a chic and refined look that will make an impression!

The bowler hat has become a cult form, particularly through Charlie Chaplin's comedies, but also in the cinema. It is an accessory that has helped create an identity for characters like Laurel and Hardy, but also in Bowler Hats and Leather Boots with John Steed

Nowadays, this headgear is also worn very well by women and becomes an accessory of the "fashionistats"

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About the bowler hat

Accompanied by a very neat moustache and a three-piece suit, he became the absolute symbol of respectability, especially in England. It was also a symbol of social mobility, sought after by people wishing to improve their situation. In the United States of America, it is also known as the Derby hat and was also worn by many mythical desperados such as Billy the Kid or Butch Cassidy.
In France still today, it is widely used during the Prix de Diane in Chantilly, a social gathering where men wear it as well as gibus and top hats. The women wear the most spectacular headgear

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