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Alyce Cornyn-Selby runs The Hat Museum out of a historic, 100-year-old house in Portland, Oregon.In this interview, she talks about collecting men’s hats and clears up some popular misconceptions about cowboy hats and other headwear. We have more than a thousand hats here at The Hat Museum.At this stage, the block is carefully removed from the interior of the hat, which is trimmed to the desired finished product.While a variety of animal hair is used for wool felt, many bowler hats of lesser quality are made with a polyester fibre.The prototype was made for the London firm of Lock & Co.by the felt makers Bowler for a client William Coke in the 1840s, hence the names by which it is known.

Happy with the results, he placed his order paying twelve shillings for it.[i] Due to Mr Coke’s involvement with the creation of this style, the bowler hat was often first referred to as a ‘coke’ hat.

And finally, the most compelling of all clues is a light ‘dusting’ of white material over the entire brim.

Using a microscope, this dusting of material was analysed and identified as feathers.

See also Billycock, Blocker, Christie, Derby.’[iii] How it is made: The hat is made through a process called ‘blocking’ in which felt (usually wool) is stretched over a ‘block’, or form, with the aid of heat, moisture and physical strength of the milliner.

Once the material is stretched over the form, it is held in place with pins and strings and allowed to cool and dry.

The name ‘bowler’ is said to have been the last name of the two men hired by Lock & Co to design the hat.

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These have only shown up on about three hats I have seen so far, and no trademark was ever filed for it. I believe it to be from the first year or so of Cavanagh production, and then its use was discontinued. For evidence, take this Derby. It has the Cavanagh Make stamp, and inside the sweatband are the handwritten initials. 
07-Dec-2018 23:25
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Oct 6, 2010. Cavalry officers still traditional wear Bowler hats and suits for their annual parade and both Princes William and Harry have worn them for official duties. The tradition for officers to wear bowler hats for their annual parade dates back to the first such event 82 years ago, when the outfit was considered correct. 
07-Dec-2018 23:30
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The Hatted Professor in his 1920s Dobbs Derby. Dating Dobbs Hats, Part I 1908 — 1940. Dobbs Crest Trademark. NOTE This guide will utilize liner tips and factory labels, and to a certain extent, sweatband stamps, to date Dobbs hats to within a decade, or within a few years, as the case may be. It is by no means. 
07-Dec-2018 23:35
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Fashion always changes my friend. Some things that were old yesterday can be the new trending thing the next day. A bowler hat can still be worn. These bowler hats are similar to Fedora hats except the crown is different & brim as well. I guess it. 
07-Dec-2018 23:38
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Apr 30, 2010. The bowler is called the first democratic hat because a middle-class gentleman could afford to buy one of them new. The Earl of Derby, who was British royalty, wore a bowler hat on a trip to the U. S. The Americans looked at his nametag and said, “Derby.” That's how the hat got its nickname. That's where. 
07-Dec-2018 23:40
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