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Victorian Men’s Hats- Top Hats, Bowler, Gambler

Victorian mens hat. Top hat, Bowler (or Derby), Gambler and fez. Some of the most common styles of men's hats. VintageDancer.com/Victorian

Popular Victorian men’s hats

Compare and buy new Victorian Men’s hats from multiple shops online. The formal top hat is the most iconic hat for Victorian-era gentlemen. Top height and shape changed over the years from the tall and narrow stove pipe Lincoln top hat to the short and curvy late Victorian straw top hat. The round top bowler or derby hat was another common hat for gentlemen. Country folk, farmers, and ranchers preferred the wide brim planter or plantation hat, as worn in Gone with the Wind. A similar hat, the gambler, was a favorite of western outlaws. The straw boater or sailor hat was a summertime classic. Later in the Victorian era the center dent homburg and fedora emerged as a stylish young person city hat. All of these hats came in black, brown, grey or taupe felt in cool weather and woven straw in summer.

Casual hats like the golf cap also called a newsboy cap were wide and floppy 8-panel caps in big bold patterns. The yachting or fisherman style cap and railroad conductor cap were other working class hats.  Upper classes wore the fez or smoking cap at home. The pith helmet was worn while on safari.

These hats range in quality and price from reproduction fur felt hats to cheap costume quality fabric felt hats. Something for every Victorian gentleman who needs a hat for his Victorian costume.

See more hats under Edwardian era men’s hats (1900-1920). Scroll down to see pictures of antique Victoria men’s hats.

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Victorian Men’s Hat History