Pork Pie

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Flat topped hat

Pork Pie Hat Buster KeatonA pork pie hat or porkpie hat is a type of hat made of felt or, less commonly, straw. It is somewhat similar to a trilby or a fedora, but with a flat top. The crown is short and has an indentation all the way around, instead of the pinch crown typically seen on fedoras and homburgs. The pork pie hat originated in the mid 19th century.

Originally referring to a type of woman’s hat, it gets its name from its resemblance to a pork pie.

Famous pork pie hat wearers

  • Buster Keaton
  • Jimmy ‘Popeye’ Doyle
  • Top Cat
  • Huckleberry Hound
  • Yogi Bear
  • Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Dean Martin