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Welcome to the "Headwear Definitions" section of Apparel Search, an insightful guide crafted to shed light on the diverse and captivating world of headwear. Headwear, an integral facet of fashion and culture, not only serves practical purposes but also makes a distinct statement about an individual's style, tradition, and personality.

Headwear encompasses a vast array of styles and designs, from hats and caps to turbans, crowns, helmets, and more. Each piece carries its own unique history, cultural significance, and functionality, making headwear an essential component of attire across various communities and lifestyles.

In this section, we embark on an exploratory journey to decode the terminology, styles, materials, and purposes that define headwear. It's a guide meant for fashion enthusiasts, industry professionals, designers, retailers, and anyone intrigued by the artistry and symbolism of headwear. By understanding the intricacies of headwear, we hope to enhance your appreciation for the diverse and rich tapestry of headpieces worn around the world.

Join us as we unravel the mysteries of headwear, celebrating its beauty, relevance, and cultural significance. From the iconic to the avant-garde, let's delve into the language and styles that adorn the crowning glory of fashion.

A hat is a head covering which is worn for various reasons, including protection against weather conditions.

Hats commonly worn today:

Akubra hat

Alpine hat

bucket hat


Panama, also jipijapa

slouch hat, also digger hat, Australian slouch hat

straw hat


Hats worn in the past, or rarely worn today





boater, also basher

bowler hat, also coke hat, billycock, boxer, bun hat

boxer a tall hat

cabbage-tree hat a hat woven from leaves of the cabbage tree

capotain (and women) - a tall conical hat, 17th century, usually black - also, copotain, copatain

Caroline (hat) - 17th Century

carriage hat - 1780s-1820s

caubeen - Irish hat

cavalier hat, also chevaliers, wide brimmed hat trimmed with ostrich plumes

chapeau-bras - 18th century, small three cornered hat which was carried under one arm

chimney-pot hat, also lum-hat, Victorian, also worn by clerics in the Greek Orthodox Church

cocked hat

pork pie hat, also trilby

top hat or stovepipe hat


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