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What is a Pork Pie Hat?

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Asked by Raghav Handa, 16 Apr '08 08:54 pm
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A pork pie hat is a men's dress hat that resembles a fedora, but has a thinner brim and a short, flat-topped, round crown with an indentation all the way around. Most pork pie hats are felt, but straw styles also exist. You can find a pork pie hat in nearly any color imaginable, as well as in patterned styles. Black, grey, and brown are most common, however. As with many men's dress hats, a broad ribbon around the crown and a feather on the side are common accessories.

The pork pie hat originated in the mid-19th century, when it was commonly worn by American cowboys before the Stetson hat became popular. However, the term originally referred to a women's style of the same era. The pork pie hat is so named because its shape resembles a pork pie.

The pork pie hat is associated with certain subcultures, notably the rude boy culture that originated in 1960s Jamaica and ska, the type of music that grew out of it. Jazz and blues musicians and fans may also sport the style. Thelonius Mo ...more
Answered by sudesh, 17 Apr '08 08:08 pm

 
  
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Pork pie hat is a men's dress hat that resembles a fedora, but has a thinner brim and a short, flat-topped, round crown with an indentation all the way around. Most pork pie hats are felt, but straw styles also exist. You can find a pork pie hat in nearly any color imaginable, as well as in patterned styles. Black, grey, and brown are most common, however. As with many men's dress hats, a broad ribbon around the crown and a feather on the side are common accessories.
Answered by rajan, 23 Jun '13 06:26 pm

 
  
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A pork pie hat or porkpie hat is a type of hat made of felt or, less commonly, straw, and 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.
Answered by anupama kumar, 16 Apr '08 08:56 pm

 
  
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Pork pie hat is a men's dress hat that resembles a fedora, but has a thinner brim and a short, flat-topped, round crown with an indentation all the way around. Most pork pie hats are felt, but straw styles also exist. You can find a pork pie hat in nearly any color imaginable, as well as in patterned styles. Black, grey, and brown are most common, however. As with many men's dress hats, a broad ribbon around the crown and a feather on the side are common accessories.
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A pork pie hat is a men's dress hat that resembles a fedora, but has a thinner brim and a short, flat-topped, round crown with an indentation all the way around. Most pork pie hats are felt, but straw styles also exist. You can find a pork pie hat in nearly any color imaginable, as well as in patterned styles. Black, grey, and brown are most common, however. As with many men's dress hats, a broad ribbon around the crown and a feather on the side are common accessories.
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