Did you know… ?
- The Fedora hat was originally only a women’s hat. Now, this model is available for both women and men.
- 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.
- 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.
- Many people think the Panama hat is made in Panama, but the fact is that it is made in Equador.
- In the 19th-century, baseball umpires wore top hats during the game. Can you imagine?
- White tall chef hats traditionally have 100 pleats to represent hundreds of ways an egg can be prepared.
- 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.