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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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What is the Scottish Tam?

The term came to denote a hat,usually associated with Scottish Hat military regiments, derived from the old bonnet, along with the Glengarry and the Balmoral bonnets. The Balmoral was sometimes simply described as synonymous with the tam o’ shanter. … Women have also adopted a form of this hat, known as a “tammy” or “tam”. The tam o’ shanter […]

What is Scottish Beret Tam?

A tam o’ shanter (in the British military often abbreviated to ToS), or ‘Tammie’ is a name given to the traditional Scottish hat bonnet worn by men. The name derives from Tam o’ Shanter, the eponymous hero of the 1790 Robert Burns poem. The woolen bonnet is thought to have arrived in Scotland through scholars returning home from the centers of learning on […]

What is Balmoral Bonnet?

The Balmoral (more fully the Balmoral bonnet in Scottish English or Balmoral cap otherwise, and formerly called the Kilmarnock bonnet) is a traditional Scottish hat that can be worn as part of formal or informal Highland dress. Developed from the earlier bluebonnet, dating to at least the 16th century,[clarification needed] it takes the form of a knitted, soft wool cap with a flat crown. It is named after Balmoral Castle, a royal residence in […]

What is Scottish tam bonnet?

A hat for your own rugged Highlander to wear as a beret, scottish tam bonnet, or a hat. This Scottish Tam bonnet is equally fabulous for you Lasses as well. A classic hand knitted and felted Scottish Tam in a soft, but dense 100% wool yarn. A traditional historical cap. The term came to denote […]

What is Flat Cap?

A flat cap (sometimes ” scaly cap”) is a rounded cap with a small stiff brim in front, originating in Great Britain and Ireland. The hat is known in Ireland as a paddy cap, in SCO as a bunnet, in Wales as a Dai cap, in New Zealand as a cheese-cutter, and in the United State as a driving cap. Cloths used to make the cap include […]

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 […]

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