History of the Hat

History of the Hat

... fashion changes, style endures

It is a unisex piece, used by both men and women as a defense against the cold or the sun. It is also used as a complement in some cases it can indicate social and ritual differences. Formerly they covered their heads with a kind of headdress that cannot properly be considered a hat. The ancient Egyptians wore a leather or cloth cap on their heads, the pharaoh normally covered the wig with a wide striped scarf, but in official ceremonies he wore a white tiara or a red cap.


In Mesopotamia, turbans or leather caps were used, the Israelite priests wore a tall, white conical hat. During the Minoan era, the women of Crete adorned their heads with headdresses of various shapes. Later in Greece, and later in the city of Rome, there was no garment exclusively to cover the head since it was common to cover oneself with wide cloaks. In the Middle Ages women sometimes put intertwined ribbons, feathers or flowers on their hair.The male medieval costume included a wide hood that fell over the back, later it was replaced by a kind of narrow cap on the forehead and provided with a tail that hung to the right or left.

historia del sombrero

The true hat was born in the 14th century and became very popular throughout Europe, although its shapes varied from country to country. In the Renaissance he found his most sumptuous complement in the hat, the preferred materials were velvet or cloth, adorned with feathers, ribbons and precious stones. Later the fashion for the wig appeared in the seventeenth century, used mainly in some countries and to show the rank of kings and aristocracy. The very wide hat began to be designed and adorned with lace and feathers for men and women.

The French Revolution revived the fashion for simple hats, similar to caps or caps and ornaments. The 19th century women's hat served an ostentatious fashion, with much opulence and great ornaments. The masculine much more sober than the woman's hat began to clearly differentiate itself.


Primeros Sombreros


Velvet, satin, feathers and felt were used as materials. At the beginning of the 20th century, the veil was incorporated into the hat that fell over the face. It was another way to decorate the hat and give it a special character.

For men, the main reference was the top hat or top hat, currently it is still a classic of ceremony. At the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th, the bowler hat and straw hat were fashionable. Currently the hat has been incorporated into the suit and is an accessory that distinguishes us and makes us more elegant. Unquestionable complement for certain events. The couturiers adorn them with clothes similar to colors of clothing. They use all kinds of ornaments, ribbons, flowers, rhinestones, feathers, etc. The straw and felt hats give a more current and modern character, they are the most used for men and women.

Historia del sombrero

Years ago it was the garment that covered the head to protect from the cold or the sun but today it is an essential accessory in our closets.

It represents the accessory that has endured over time, men and women of different generations have identified their style and distinction in the hat. Men like it because it is a classic. His ancestors wore it with sobriety and now they take it to the pureststreetstyle.

Today, young people have also jumped on the trend and wear it as an element of modernity and the perfect accessory, mainly in caps. They break their look with fun, colorful and modern designs. Similar happens in women who seek to complete their look with accessories that provide elegance and modernity, the hat is one of them. Women sophisticate the hat and make it a complement to the most personal style, make it become an exclusive and unique accessory.