Although we call this a cavalier hat because of its connection to the Musketeers in the 17th century, it was actually made popular during the 16th century by the Lansquenets, German mercenary soldiers, who decorated them with cuts and slashes, braids and feathers....lots of feathers! Of course, it was worn much earlier and in other countries as well, but not as flamboyantly.
This Listing is for a wide brim felt hat, pinned up on the side with a stainless steel penannular circle brooch, an attached feathered hat band and a 13 - 15" burgundy ostrich feather to tuck into the brim. We are currently out of the really long tail feathers shown in the pictures.
The hat crown is about 4” high and the brim is approx. 4 to 5” wide. Black only! The ostrich feather is approx. 18-24" long and the penannular circle brooch is 1 3/4 wide and has a 2 1/4" tang. The hatband is approx. 1 1/2" wide and is not removable. It is held on with waterproof adhesive.
This handmade feather hatband is made from gray Turkey Feathers, burgundy dyed Rooster Hackle Feathers and black and white Guinea Feathers that have been glued on to a polyester-blend tape. Some of these feathers are natural colors and some have been dyed. All have been factory sanitized.
The wool felt body will be blocked and sized when finished.
NOTE - Made to Order - Please allow a couple of days for us to make this hat especially for you!
New Stock! All sizes available
Measure around your forehead if you are unsure of your size.
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 their safety and so that you will receive your order in 2-3 days once it is posted, plus you can track your package on-line.
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1-3 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.