Steampunk Gas-mask Bowler Hat HC39XL
Head Case Hats
Head Case Curios are renowned for creating one of a kind (OOAK) amazing hats*, originally designed for Steampunk enthusiasts and over time that audience has expanded to many enthusiast groups and even brides! With a professional eye for detail and quality materials, a lot of time is spent on each hat as all the decoration is personally handcrafted so the hat you buy is totally unique and there will never be two the same. Check out our current online range to see if there is one to suit you or complete your outfit!
*100% WOOL and designed in England, each Major Wear hat is BRAND NEW, handmade (not by us!) and lined in satin with a secure headband inside.
Please refer to the photos as they clearly show the decorations and detailing. NB: we do not take individual orders, so do not miss out: when it’s gone, it’s gone!
Code = (Rare find as this is the ONLY one available)
Wear this hat and watch the cameras/mobile phone/iPads come out as everyone will want to photograph you in such an amazing creation! Also, when you are no longer wearing it, don’t just pop it in the cupboard or a box, it is a OOAK piece of fabulous art so be proud and sit it on a hat stand, mannequin head or even a complete mannequin (some have!) and let it be admired by all.
NB: Please check sizing before purchase as we cannot accept returns.
The Bowler Hat
Designed in 1849 by London hat-makers Thomas and William Bowler when the Earl of Leicester commissioned a close-fitting, low-crowned hat to protect his gamekeepers from low-hanging branches while on horseback at his Norfolk estate. The keepers had previously worn top hats, which were knocked off easily and damaged. In 1849 when the customer collected his hat, he reportedly placed it on the floor and stamped hard on it twice to test its strength; the hat withstood this test and he happily paid up! A practical yet stylish headwear item, it has more recently been adopted by a wide variety of people, whether worn with a few ribbons or a full-on creation, when many groups congregate, their ‘hat’ truly is their crowning glory!