From time immemorial people have covered their heads, perhaps to keep their hair in check or to compensate for its lack there of. Here, in this quick guide, we show you how to wear a pork pie hat so you can make this look your own. So why is it called a pork pie hat? Back then they were more popular among women than men, and looked a little less robust — their appearance was flatter, with a narrower curled back brim. This was largely due to the silent movie star Buster Keaton wearing them in his films. The hats height increase and snap brim came into play.
How To Wear A Pork Pie Hat – The Right Way
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A pork pie hat is one of several different styles of hat that have been popular in one context or another since the midth century, all of which bear superficial resemblance to a pork pie. The first hat to be called a pork pie was a hat worn primarily by British and American women from around through to about It consisted of a small round hat with a narrow curled-up brim, a low flat or slightly domed crown with a crease running around the inside top edge, and usually with a ribbon or hatband fastened around the shoulder where the crown joined the brim. Such hats might be made of any number of materials straw, felt, cotton canvas covered in silk, etc. What caused them to be called "pork pies" was the shape and crease of the crown and the narrowness of the brim sometimes called a "stingy brim" in reference to its brevity. The pork pie began to appear in Britain as a man's hat not long after the turn of the century in the fashion style of the man-about-town. Its resurgence in the United States in the s is credited to the silent film actor Buster Keaton who wore them in many of his films. The heyday of the pork pie hat occurred during the Great Depression. In this incarnation, the pork pie regained its snap brim and increased slightly in height.
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