Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|When worn in Scotland it's called a Tam O 'Shanter. When worn in France it's called this?||My Hats Off To You!
Beret. The beret can be made of cloth or felt material. In France you will see many of these mostly in solid colors.
|What kind of hat was made famous by JFK's wife?||Hats 1
Pillbox. In history president's wives were known to set fashion trends.
|True or False: a hat worn by the military is sometimes called a cover?||Hats 1
True . In the military you will hear the phrase 'remove your cover'.
|What is another name for a three cornered hat?||Hats 1
Tricorne. The three cornered hat was developed from the plumed hat by turning up the brim at the front and both sides.
|True or False: one purpose of a hat is to indicate status?||Hats 1
True . A hat is also used as an ornament and worn for protection.
Ecuador. Panama hats are woven by hand from a plant called the Toquilla. These hats have been traced back to the time of the Incas. The connection with Panama came when the workers building the Panama Canal used them as protection against the burning sun.
a town in Morocco. Each fez is normally either red or black and made of felt. They are all trimmed with a tassel. It was the Turkish official dress from early 19th entury until outlawed in 1923 when the leader of Turkey was making a determined attempt to become more westernised. The fez itself had largely replaced the turban as the official headgear.
the deerstalker. The crowns of these hats were often lined with scarlet poplin and were reversible. It is sometimes known as a "duckhunter". In spite of the many images in books, magazines and films the deerstalker was less often worn by Holmes than his more usual top hat.
the pill-box. It is a small brimless hat which was generally worn perched on the top of the head. The one worn by Jackie Kennedy is generally attributed to the designer called Halston, though the First Lady was strongly influenced by Oleg Cassini.
A character in a poem by Robert Burns.. The Tam O' Shanter is in fact made of heavy brushed wool. Normally there is also a tassel attached to the centre. it fits closely around the brows of the person wearing it.
a top hat. According to newspaper reports Hetherington was taken to court for wearing "a tall structure having a shining lustre calculated to frighten timid people". It was, however, merely a silk covered version of a contemporary riding hat.
1920s. "Cloche" is the French word for bell. It fits close to the head and is pulled down to the eyebrows. It was made from a hood of chiffon or handkerchief felt. Caroline Reboux is the milliner most associated with creating this style of hat made famous by the "flappers" of the 1920s.
The John B. Stetson Company. The first hat was sold in Circle City, Colorado. He called it the "Boss of the Plains" and it was also referred to as a "ten-gallon" hat. It was supposed to protect the cowboy's eyes from the sun and his neck from the rain and was sometimes used as a water bowl. Nowadays the Stetson factory is in St.Joseph, Missouri.
Glengarry. The Glengarry is now a part of the standard uniform for many pipe bands, curling teams and other Scottish organisations. It is very popular in Canada and Australia as well as Scotland. It is believed to have first appeared in 1805 in Glengarry in Invernesshire and became popular during the reign of Queen Victoria.
|If you answer this question wrongly I may have to make you stand in the corner with this conical hat on your head.
What cap would this be?||Funnier Hats Than Yours
Dunce . The word 'Dunce' is derived from the name John Duns Scotus a logician, philosopher and theologian whose works were being taught in universities during the 14th century. In the 16th century followers of his works opposed a form of 'new learning' and the word 'Dunce' or 'Duns' was used by supporters of the 'English Renaissance' as a term of abuse.
This term for a cap worn by an 'incapable student' is first mentioned in 'The Old Curiosity Shop' by Charles Dickens.
Zucchetto. Worn by Roman Catholic clerics, as well as those of Anglican and Lutherian faiths, the Zuchetto was originally devised to keep the clergy man's head warm.
The colour of the Zuchetto, as worn by Roman Catholic priests, denotes the 'rank' of the person wearing it; the Pope wears a white Zuchetto whilst cardinals wear red etc.
Montera. Francisco 'Paquiro' Montes, one of Spain's most famous bullfighters, is credited with introducing this cap to the bull ring in 1835.
|From the following options what sort of head-covering would you expect a Roman Catholic nun to wear?||Funnier Hats Than Yours
A wimple. Yes! the Wimple is the hood and is worn as part of the Habit.
The Habit refers to the whole costume as worn by certain religious orders, but most normally associated with Roman Catholics.
Cowboy. Stetson is used as a generic name for a Cowboy hat.
The name 'Stetson' actually refers to a hat made by the John B. Stetson Company of St. Joseph, Missouri.
|British guardsmen are known for their red tunics and tall furry hats called Bearskins, but what sort of fur are they really made of?||Funnier Hats Than Yours
The fur of a Canadian Black bear. Not to be confused with a Busby, the Bearskin, as worn by British Guardsmen, is 18 inches tall and weighs about 1.5 pounds, it is worn as part of a ceremonial uniform and can always be seen outside of Buckingham Palace.
Incidentally, when you are at Buckingham palace and look at the guardsmen standing there, you can tell which regiment they belong to by the grouping of the buttons on their tunics.
|This is a wide brimmed hat commonly portrayed in 'western' movies as being worn by Mexican bandits.
What is the correct spelling?||Funnier Hats Than Yours
Sombrero. The Sombrero has a very wide brim to keep the sun off of the wearer. The name is derived from the Spanish word 'sombra' meaning 'shade'.
Derby. Beloved by bankers and city gents, the Bowler/Derby was originally invented for English gamekeepers in about 1849. The gamekeepers had, until then, worn a Top Hat which was easily knocked off by low branches thus damaging the hat.
|Sherlock Holmes, the fictional detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is thought to have worn what sort of hat?||Funnier Hats Than Yours
Deerstalker. Whilst it is commonly assumed that Sherlock Holmes wore a deerstalker hat, there is no mention of it, by name, in any Sherlock Holmes book.
With a brim to the front and back, to protect the wearer from the sun, and flaps either side to protect the ears, the Deerstalker is still popular today with hunters.
|The definition for this hat could be 'a tall, cylindrical hat popular in the 19th century, also known as a 'Stove-pipe' hat.' What is the more popular name for it?||Funnier Hats Than Yours
Top hat. George Dunnage, a hatter from Middlesex, is the person credited with making the first Top Hat in England in 1793.
Popular in the 19th century, the Top Hat is now usually only worn with morning dress and on ceremonial occasions.
|Where would you most likely see a group of people wearing a type of hat known as a mortarboard?||Hats of the World
College graduation. A mortarboard is the type of hat worn by those who are graduating from college or high school. It is also known as an Oxford cap, a trencher and a square and consists of a square silk covered board that is attached to a skull-cap. The mortarboard usually has a tassel on top and a matching graduation robe.
Plaid wool. A Tam o'Shanter is the traditional Scottish man's hat. These 19th century hats are made of plaid wool that usually sports the tartan of the wearers clan. Somewhat similar to a beret, the most obvious difference is the presence of a pom-pom or toorie in the center of a Tam o' Shanter. The name of the hat is derived from a heroic character that appears in a poem by Scottish author Robert Burns.
|What kind of hat was Humphrey Bogart known to wear in many of his 1950s era movies? ||Hats of the World
Fedora. The fedora comes in many colors and variations and has been worn by many characters on television and the movies. Fedoras are made from felt and the crown of the hat can be creased in many different ways. The term fedora is somewhat generic as it envelopes quite a few hats and each fedora can be shaped to the wearers individual preference. Other noted wearers of the fedora include the movie character Indiana Jones, NFL coach Tom Landry, and pop music icon Michael Jackson.
|Often seen on the heads of Shriners, where did the hat known as a fez derive its name?||Hats of the World
A Moroccan city named Fez. The Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine or Shriners for short are known to wear red fezzes with a black tassels. A fez is a style of felt hat that is cylindrical in shape and is believed to have Greek origins. The fez derives its name from the city of Fez, Morocco and was worn for many years as a military hat by those of the Ottoman Empire.