What is a Pork Pie Hat?
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 ...more