Black Cockade Laced Tricorn - Cocked Hat - Colonial Tricorne - British Cockade

$89.00



This military style three cornered tricorn hat is made of top quality wool felt. The edges have been trimmed even and the sides held up or "cocked" with narrow middy braid laces in an "x" shape. Black Only

On the left side is a 4" cockade made of 7/8" black grosgrain ribbon. In the center of this cockade is a 3/4" (20mm) Star Shank Button. There is a bar pin on the back so that it can be attached to the laces on the hat or removed to wear on clothing.

Star Button Metal - Antique Silver or Antique Gold

You can custom order black gimp trim on the edge for just $10 more!

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!

HAT SIZING
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 and so that you will receive your package in 2-3 days. Plus, you can track it on-line.

BLACK COCKADES - The black cockade was worn in England to represent the Hanover monarchy beginning in 1714. In American, the Continental Army continued to wear black cockades of King George of Great Britain.

During the early years of the revolution (1775) they worn cockades of various colors to mark the officer's rank; however, in 1780 they reverted back to wearing the black cockade they inherited from their mother country and added a smaller white one on top of the black cockade to show their alliance with France during the war. In 1790, the solid black cockade was re-established with a white (silver) eagle in the center.

TRICORNS - 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; however, by the 1800's they soon became out of style to be replaced by the bicorne.

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" because of this.

More feathers are also available....
Ostrich, peacock and pheasant in the Supplies section.

Look for more hats in our Hats & Headwear section.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-3 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 2 - 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.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale

Conditions of return

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.

Reviews (5)

Average:

Impeccable workmanship. Super service. Went above and beyond to get the hat to me in time for a pre-Haloween costume party. Excellent service!


Perfect fit!


Absolutely outstanding. Perfect shape. Perfect size. Beautiful to look at and comfortable to wear. Shipped very promptly for me. Cockade is brilliant. It's one of those items you always wanted - got it and it's for more than just costumes - I wore it to vote - turned some heads.


It shipped fast and the hat is nicely made although when put in the box a corner was creased throwing off the shape of the hat.


This hat is FANTASTIC! Perfect in every way. And it fits. Thank you for the fast and well-packed shipping too.


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