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Hats are headcovers these are worn for various purposes for head safety or protection. If the word Scottish is attached it means, the traditional Scottish hat which is worn in the Scottish highlands to keep the tradition alive. It’s also a part of Scottish military or civilian Highland dress, either formal or informal.

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How do you wear a Glengarry bonnet?

Prior to 1945, glengarries were generally worn steeply angled, with the right side of the cap worn low, often touching the ear, and the side with the capbadge higher on the head. The trend since the end of the war has been to wear the glengarry level on the head, with the point directly over the right eye. The Glengarry bonnet is […]

What is a Newsboy cap?

Newsboy Cap, Flat Cap. The newsboy cap or newsie cap is a casual-wear cap similar in style to the flat cap. It has the same overall shape and stiff peak in front as a flat, but the body of the cap is rounder, fuller, and paneled with a button on top, and often with a button attaching the front to the brim (as […]

What are party hats called?

A party hat is generally a playful conical hat made with a rolled-up piece of thin cardboard, usually with designs printed on the outside and a long string of elastic acting like a chinstrap, going from one side of the cone’s bottom to another to secure the cone to the person’s head. Non-conical hats worn to signify an occasion’s informal and […]

What are the different types of hard hats?

Around construction sites, hard hats are the best way to protect yourself from permanent, life-changing injuries or death. It’s important, then, that workers understand the various types of hard hats, how to care for hard hats, and the requirements of wearing hard hats on the job. OSHA regulations mandate specific requirements for head protection in […]

What does a Glengarry look like?

The Glengarry is the same color as the army’s service dress uniform with a black band and two black swallow-tail ribbons at the rear. The cap badge is worn over the left eye. … Army pipers and drummers wear a black Glengarry with a saffron band and ribbons and a dark green feather hackle. The Glengarry hat is a traditional Scots cap made of […]

What is a Kolpik hat?

In Ashkenazi Jewish tradition, a kolpik hat is a type of traditional headgear worn in families of some Chassidic rebbes (Hasidic rabbis) of Galician or Hungarian dynastic descent, by their unmarried children on the Sabbath (Shabbat), and by some rebbes on some special occasions other than Shabbat or major holidays. The kolpik is made from brown fur, other the Scottish hat was made up of different material as opposed to a spodik, […]

Why is the slouch hat turned up?

The intention of turning up the right side of the hat was to ensure it would not be caught during the drill movement of “shoulder arms” from “order arms”. … The slouch hat became a famous symbol of the Australian fighting man during World War One and continued to be worn throughout World War Two. Slouch Hat. The slouch hat is […]

How to wear a tam hat?

Wearing Graduation Tams 5-Steps to Ensure You Wear Yours Correctly! You’re probably thinking to yourself “Do I really need instructions for how to put on a hat?”. How to wear a tam hat. Need Help Planning Graduation? GraduationSource is here to help! Despite the graduation tam being a mark of your level of higher education, there are a […]

What does a tam hat look like?

The tam o’ shanter is a flat bonnet, originally made of wool hand-knitted in one piece, stretched on a wooden disc to give the distinctive flat shape, and subsequently felt. The earliest forms of these caps, known as a bluebonnet from their typical color, were made by bonnet-makers in Scotland. By the year 1599 five bonnet-makers guilds had formed in cities around […]

What is a mortarboard?

The square academic cap, graduate cap, cap, mortarboard(because of its similarity in appearance to the mortarboard used by brick masons to hold mortar) or Oxford cap, is an item of academic dress consisting of a horizontal square board fixed upon a skull-cap, with a tassel attached to the center. In the UK and the US, it is commonly referred to as informally in conjunction with […]

What type of hat did Frank Sinatra wear?

Fedora and Trilby His fedora of choice was typically a dark felt short-brimmed style, which gave his look a smart aesthetic with a slight gangster edge. Wearing a hat is a fashionable way to complete an outfit. Of course, not all hats are created equal. While some are casual and athletic, others are smart and sophisticated. […]

What’s the difference between a tam and a beret?

Difference Between a Tam and a Beret As has become more fashionable, there are more types of them out there. For myself, I favor a beret or slouch; definitely not a beanie, which makes me look like a basketball head! My mom and sister, on the other hand, look great in beanies (and every other […]

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