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 brass penannular circle brooch. It has an attached pheasant feathered hat band and a long ring-neck pheasant tail feathers to tuck into the brim. The hatband is not removable. It is held on with permanent waterproof adhesive.
The hat crown is about 4” high and the brim is 4” wide. Black only! The pheasant feathers are approx. 15-18" long and the brass penannular circle brooch is 1 3/4 wide and has a 2 1/4" tang. The hatband is approx. 1 1/2" wide.
The color of the feathers used on this tape is the almond plumage, which is a rusty brown with a center eye of dark brown and cream. This pattern is often referred to as "church windows". They have been glued on to a polyester-blend tape. These feathers are natural colors and all have been factory sanitized. All items made in the USA!
NOTE: This particular combination of feathers has been discontinued. Only 1 hatband left and it is on a small hat that can be stretched to a medium. Send head measurement around forehead and we will make sure it fits!
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!
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 package in 2-3 days once it is posted; plus, you can track your package on-line.
ATTENTION: We highly recommend a Hat Jack for any of your wool felt hats to keep them from shrinking as well as maintaining their proper shape. When the sides of a hat are "cocked" up, it has a tendency to become misshaped when in storage due to moisture in the atmosphere as well as perspiration.
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