Interesting Fact: Bowler Hats were originally invented as safety hats

Bowler Hats were designed by London hatters Thomas and William Bowler (hence the name) in 1849. The hat was invented to keep horse riders’ heads safe from branches and other obstacles. They later became popular among the working classes in the 19th century, but from the early 20th-century bowler hats were more commonly associated with businessmen working in the financial districts, also known as “City Gents”.


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