Be patriotic all year round!! This three cornered black hat is made from top quality wool felt. The edges have been trimmed even and the sides held up or "cocked" with 19mm (3/4") antiqued star buttons (3) fastened with metal hitch pins. Your choice of antique silver or antique gold stars.
NOTE - Made to Order - Please allow a couple of days for us to make this hat especially for you!
Measure around your forehead if you are unsure of your size. If you will be wearing a wig with this hat, please measure while wearing the wig. If you do not have the wig yet, we will add an extra size to help accommodate it. Just let us know!
S - fits up to 21 1/2" head
M - fits up to 22 1/2" head
L - fits up to 23" head
XL - fits up to 23 1/2" head
2X - fits up to 24" head
We ship via USPS - Priority Mail - Insured for safety so that you will receive your package in 2-3 days once it is posted; plus, you can track it on-line.
In the United States, only the first five Presidents, from George Washington to James Monroe, wore this style of hat according to the fashion of the 18th century. James Monroe earned the nickname "The Last Cocked Hat" .
The tricorne or tricorn (three-cornered hat) is a style of hat that was popular during the 17th and 18th centuries. During that time period this general style were referred to as "cocked hats". At the peak of its popularity, the cocked hat (tricorn) varied greatly in style and size, and was worn not only by the aristocracy, but also as common civilian dress, and as part of military and naval uniforms.
The hat's most distinguishing characteristic was that three sides of the brim were turned up (cocked) and either pinned, laced or buttoned in place to form a triangle around the crown. The hat was typically worn with the point facing forward.
Tricorns ranged from the very simple to the extravagant, occasionally incorporating gold or silver lace trimming and feathers. In addition, military and naval versions usually bore a cockade or other national emblem at the front.
HISTORY: The tricorn appeared as a result of the evolution of the broad-brim round hat. By pledging (binding) the brims, a triangular shape was obtained. This shape was favored by Spanish soldiers and in 1667, war broke out between France and Spain in the Spanish Netherlands. During the subsequent military struggle, its use spread to the French armies. The style was brought back to France, where its usage spread to the French population and the royal court of King Louis XIV, who made it fashionable throughout Europe, both as a civilian and military wear. They remained one of the predominant European styles of hat throughout the 18th century with the front point moving higher and getting smaller. Until, by the 1800's , when the front point became so flat that it disappeared, the hat then became the popular 19th century bicorne.
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More feathers are also available....
Ostrich, peacock and pheasant in the Feathers & Masks section.
Look for more hats in our Hats & Headwear section.
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