Gorra – Gorra – Cap – Casquette – Berretto – Schirmmütze
The cap is flat and usually is worn for sporting events, excursions, equestrian events , hunting and fishing, etc. ¡ How many golfers would have wear it !
It’s comfortable and easy to wear and keep, which has given it the fame in all the enviroments.
Outdoors , in relaxing situations, walking along the woods or enjoying the nature or for quiet sports, the cap is what we most frequently will see.
Hat with brim, made in Ecuador, it’s manufactured with palm leafs ( Carludovica palmata) blaided, it is known as well as a “paja-toquillas” hat. Even if it’s manufacturing is in Ecuador, the name is related to the fact that it gained relevance during the consturction of the "Canal de Panamá" . It’s an excellent article to be protected from the sun.
CKnown with multiple names: Barret rodó– Bombin hongo– Bowler – Melon – Bombetta – Melone, el sombrero hongo o bombin , obtained his fame to the extensive use between the brokers and bankers of the City of London.
Even i fit was maintained during some decades, after the Second World War it’s been reduced to restricted environments and of relative prestige, for example between the officers of the British Royal Guard in civilian suit. But, the Bowler, was lucky to be present in the cinema from the beginning and this helped certainly to make it popular.
Identifying elements of the great Charlie Chaplin are his moustache, his walking stick, and of course, his inseparable Bowler.
Maybe this could be the most usual and recognized hat. Seamless hat, made of animal fur as rabbit, hare, and some others which are mixed and , by an aspiration process it gets really well adhered, to the point that it results a conic mass , which is flexible enough to be able to work with and at the same time dense and strong enough to last and last.
ts use give it rank of hat par excellence, specially to dress well in winter.
(… it is known as ‘fedora’, model created in the late 1800s and named after a play by Victorien Sardou in which the main character, Princess Fedora, wears it as a part of her attire.).
Cap with prominent visor can be curve or flat. The visor protects the eyes from the sun. It’s crown is rounded with back adjuster. In the beginning, it was used by the baseball players, but nowadays its use has been generalized to all the outdoor sports.
Peaked cap, with less formal aspect as the army ones. Sometimes it gets the name by the places where it is used as: Marseillaise, Greek, and even by who uses it, as Helmut Smith. It can be made of woolen cloth or fresh fabrics.
It is a light hat, made from fabric, so it’s weaved not from felt.
It’s easy to wear even in the pocket., used usually for travelling and suitable for those who doesn’t want to wear a rigid hat.
It matches perfectly with other teed garment or traditional ones like the duffle-coat, including coats, to which goes with perfectly.
It’s ideal for autumn and winter seasons.
The top hat or ‘chistera’ is the most dressy and formal hat, with restricted use for certain events and ceremonies and relevant festive occasions, it usually goes with dress-coat or swallowtail.
Even if when the top hat appeared , it implied a fine for outrage to his inventor and bearer, the english hatter John Hetheringon, it came soon popular between the high and well-off society, and it hasn’t stop being popular.
Wide-brimmed sun hat, very elegant. It can be used to be protect from the sun and/or for an event. It can be crafted with diferent materials as Straw, felt and assorted cloths.
Bell-shaped hat style, its name is original from French. It’s a very feminine hat, usually made with felt, with hemispheric crown, cylindrical body and mínimum wide.
The Canotier it’s a Straw hat, probably one of the most popular in all senses.
However it was the butcher's favourite hat, the fact is that it was in fashion very soon as a summer hat (as some from vegetal fibres) because it was easy to wear, light, cool, and it has affordable prices.
If to all of this we add that Maurice Chevalier popularized it even more and even nowadays it is some British yachtsman and venetian gondolier hat, it’s not a surprise that it has the fame it has.
Flat and round crown hat, with short brim. His name has been taken from its similarity to english pork pie. Usually it is weared by men. It can be found in summercloth or winter cloth.
Hat wear by the horsemen whom were assigned certain number of cow ponies. It’s a wide-brimmed hat and curved brim to both sides, with voluptuous crown. It is useful as a protection to inclement weather and the type of work. The most famous are the Stetson hats. There are cowboys for summer (from straw) and for winter (from wooden felt and beaver fur). It’s wear by men and women.
Casual hat, flexible and comfortable, made from fabric or felt. Easy to wear even, some, in the pocket, and very practical to be protect from the weather, considering that it has the brim down and it’s waterproof. It’s originally for men but equally used by women. From winter cloths, tweed clothes, hound’s-tooth cloth ,double-breasted suit cloth, cashmere, plain cloth , and for summer, cotton, linen and other cloths.
English light felt hat, small and narrow ribbon. Informal style. Used at the beginning in hunts. It can be considered as well a mid-season hat.
Asian hat with long shawl rolled up to head, originally used by men from some Arabic and Asian cultures. In western world it’s been and it’s used by women. It covers the part of the scalp, framed to face. It’s suitable for events were hat brims are not recommended.
The beret is modest, simple, but indispensable for whom are they more than convinced users. Being farmers, intellectual, or casual young person, who appreciate it’s cup , never has it far , it’s like a loyal friend. Josep Pla, who was a young casual journalist, ended being a prolific author lover of reserved countryside life, he was a beret lover.
The barretina ‘Catalan cap’, disused in quotidian life, it’s still been considered like a symbol of Catalonia and it’s usually used in folkloric events, like sardanes dances or in manger figures.
The celebrities who popularized most the hat in the XX century are, certainly, Jacint Verdaguer, Salvador Dalí and this days , Jimmy Jump spectator known as joining in massive events. It’s versions are used as well in operas set in Naples.