Description of the Product
The tricorn, or a cocked hat, was used widely all through the 1700’s. As a fashion item it was peculiar, used by both kings and vagabonds. The tricorn developed from the wide-brimmed hats that were popular before 1690. The rolled or cocked brim was favored for practical reasons: for those who’d spend their time battling the elements it directed the rain to your shoulders instead of allowing it to stream down your face. In the days before truly effective rain gear was invented this was a definite plus! For the gentlemen the cocked style offered advantages too: the hat was smaller and thus fit under the arm better in circumstances where social norms dictated the hat should be removed.
As well as being worn by the likes of King Louis XIV, the tricorne found its way into middle class and pirate fashion. Our genuine leather tricorn is inspired more by the swashbuckling antics of corsairs and highwaymen than those of the Sun King.
This tricorn hat comes with a wide brim that you can fold up and fasten with leather straps yourself.
Made by Windlass Steelcrafts
- Made of top grain leather with a slightly weathered finish
- Available in sizes S/M and L/XL
- S/M corresponds with hat size 58-59
- L/XL corresponds with hat size 62-63
- Available in black and dark brown
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