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The different types of hats:
The cowboy hat
Like its Australian cousin, this kind of hat is very practical to protect oneself from the sun, as in the case of the Australian hat, there are many US felt hats, offering a lighter wear.
The Stetson hat: Hairy felt and beaver American style hat.
In 1865, with $100, John B. Stetson rented a small room and bought the tools he needed to make hats. With $10 the John B. Stetson Hat Company was born.
A year after the "hat of the west" or "boss of the plain" was born, the Stetson was on its way to becoming a label of quality, longevity, innovation and beauty.
John B. Stetson revolutionized the image of the hatter's trade, seen as uncertain, lazy, or distant, thanks to his flourishing business in America. The longevity and success of the Stetson hat is based on innovation and quality materials! John B. Stetson has dominated the hat industry throughout his career by designing new fashionable and functional hat designs. Today the Stetson hat factory on Joseph Street, Missouri is one of the largest in the country and produces a line of hats in hundreds of different styles and colors
As a result, Stetson hats are the best known hats in the world. Stetson symbolizes the spirit of the West and is fast becoming an icon of the American lifestyle. Because of its ancient American heritage, Stetson has always been the American hat.
Finally Stetson, it's not just a hat, it's the hat. Stetson, it's not just a hat, it's the hat!
The Panama hat:
Mainly made of straw, some of these hats are true marvels of manual ingenuity, and their origin is obviously ... Ecuadorian.
The name given to this hat comes from the time of the digging of the Panama canal. When western executives finally understood that the Indians who were digging under their feet, could bear the sun's heat much better thanks to their braided hats
The real Panama hat comes from Ecuador or neighboring Colombia. It is made by splitting thatch straw into two parts by weaving it in a concentric pattern. All genuine Panama hats are woven by a handful of Ecuadorian weavers. Most hat brands (like Stetson and Borsalino) buy the hat body from Ecuador, and then make their own shape and pattern
The straw hat:
Straw being a material that lends itself well to making light and airy hats it is obviously used extensively to make head covers of all kinds. This type of hat was particularly appreciated in the countryside for protection from the sun and to better withstand hard work.
The boater :
The Panama hat is a straw hat decorated with a ribbon. This hat covering the heads of gondoliers is depicted on many postcards.
This hat is aptly named, as one can usually sit on it without damaging it. It is a wool felt.
The chapka :
Fur hat with foldable earflaps very appreciated in winter to protect oneself from the cold. Its name comes from the Russian chapka meaning hat.
The chef's hat is a cylindrical hat without edges, the most famous model of which is the chef's hat. We also produce many hats made of fur, skin or any other warm material, for icy winters.
This flat hat is the ultimate universal headgear! Of course, it is a typical French hat.
Beyond the legend, the beret seems almost 2000 years old. What could be more surprising than to discover in all civilizations, the ability to use the raw material (sheep's wool) provided by nature to protect itself, and even more, to assert its identity and social status through its headgear.
If the beret remains a national emblem, it was above all a speciality of Ossal, therefore Béarnaise. History bears witness to this today, as in the church of Bellocq, dating from the 11th century. - This pastoral headdress is mentioned for the first time in a text from the Landes dating from 1461: "in the same way, any shepherd who puts his berets on the market, for any veneer and table right, will pay for a morlan floor" . -
This hairstyle was also part of a dark red priestly ornament, which in the time of Saint Cyprian, bishop of Carthage, martyred in 258, was called "the byrrium".
According to many testimonies, the beret was popularized and spread by the Carlist wars in Spain (1834-1840) which at the same time gave it its assimilation in the Basque Country. The fashions of Pyreneism and thermalism will contribute to its fame in all Europe at least from the Second Empire.