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Hats used by the military.

Shako

Cylindrical military cap A shako is a tall, cylindrical military cap, usually with a peak and sometimes tapered at the top. It is usually adorned with some kind of ornamental plate or badge on the front, metallic or otherwise, and often has a feather, plume or pompon attached at the top. The word shako originated […]

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Tricorn

Military hat from the 18th century The tricorn or tricorne is a style of hat that was popular during the in the 18th century, falling out of style by 1800. At the peak of its popularity, the tricorn was worn as civilian dress and as part of military and naval uniforms. Its distinguishing characteristic was […]

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Beret

Original shepherd’s hat popular with the military A beret is a soft, round, flat-crowned hat, usually of woven or hand-knitted wool or wool felt, or these days often acrylic fiber. The modern beret is derived from the traditional hat of Basque shepherds and was first mass-produced in 19th century France and Spain, countries with which […]

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