Favourite of the Cavaliers
Cavalier hat is a variety of wide-brimmed hat popular in the 17th century. These hats were often made from felt, and usually trimmed with an ostrich plume. The Cavalier Hat were often cocked up or had one side of the brim pinned to the side of the crown of the hat, similar to the Slouch Hat, which was then decorated with feathers.
The Cavalier Hat get their name from supporters of King Charles I during the English Civil War, known as cavaliers, noted for wearing extravagant clothing.
It was a common hat style throughout Europe during the 17th century, until it was later replaced in fashion by the Tricorn.
Famous Cavalier Hat wearers
- The Laughing Cavalier
- The Three Musketeers