The Edwardian era was a transitional time for men’s hats. The common Victorian hats such as the Top hat (Topper), English Derby (Bowler) and western frontier hats were still popular. As the decades progressed however, newer hats such as the rolled brim Homburg (or Fedora) came into the picture. Straw hats in the shape of the gambler, boater/skimmer, and Optimo Panama became popular in the summer. The sporty men’s newsboy cap was fair game for all classes. Gradually, hats entered the smaller and more shapely styles of the 1920s.
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