Hat facts

Did you know… ?

  1. The Fedora hat was originally only a women’s hat. Now, this model is available for both women and men.
  2. John Hetherington wore one of the first top hats in 1797. It is said that he was arrested for scaring the people on the streets. 
  3. There is still a law in Kentucky that forbids a man to buy a 10-gallon hat (Cowboy hat) without his wife present to assist in choosing the right model.
  4. Many people think the Panama hat is made in Panama, but the fact is that it is made in Equador.
  5. In the 19th-century, baseball umpires wore top hats during the game. Can you imagine? 
  6. White tall chef hats traditionally have 100 pleats to represent hundreds of ways an egg can be prepared.
  7. Hatmaking (or millinery) is the design, manufacture, and sales of hats. Those who supply men’s hats are called hatters and those who supply women’s hats are called milliners.