The tradition for officers to wear bowler hats for their annual parade dates back to the first such event 82 years ago, when the outfit was considered correct dress for walking out.Officers are still expected to wear their City gent attire whenever they are in London on duty.TIL an American lieutenant during World War II, realizing his position was being overrun by enemy troops, called in an artillery barrage on himself. TIL during WW2, there was an Australian dog whose hearing was so acute that it could warn air force personnel of incoming Japanese planes 20 minutes before they came and before they showed up on radar. troops managed a counterattack later that day they found the lieutenant's body along with those of about a hundred German soldiers.Specifically, you don’t bend or shape the brim or the crown, and normally you don’t wear a bowler aslant.During winter you combine a bowler hat with a dark wool coat, a chesterfield.
What do you think of the casque hat style for royal millinery?
Often trimmed with feathers or leaves, casques have no visor or brim.
Royals Associated with this Hat Style: Princesses in the 1950s. Royal Casques (and variations on a casque): I am afraid that the casque hat is not on my list of favourite hat styles (and is not likely to be added).
is a hard felt hat with a rounded crown, created originally during 1849.
The bowler, a protective and durable hat style, was popular with the British, Irish, and American working classes during the remaining 19th century, and later with the middle and upper classes in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the eastern United States.
However research performed by a younger relation of the 1st Earl casts doubt on this story, and it is now believed that the bowler was invented for Edward Coke, the younger brother of Thomas Coke, 2nd Earl of Leicester.