Pork Pie Wool - Bordeaux
€0,00 incl. VAT, excl.
- 100% wool felt
- Brim width approx. 3.5 cm
- Head height approx. 8 cm
- S (54-55), M (56-57), L (58-59), XL (60-61)
A pork pie hat is one of three or four different styles of hat that have been popular in one context or another since the mid-19th century, all of which bear a superficial resemblance to a culinary pork pie dish.
The pork pie resurgence in the United States in the 1920s is credited to the silent film actor Buster Keaton who wore them in many of his films.
In the 1960s in Jamaica, the "rude boy" subculture popularized the hat and brought it back into style in the United Kingdom, thereby influencing its occasional appearance in the mod subculture.
Today the wearing of a pork pie hat retains some of its 1930s and 40s associations. Fashion writer Glenn O'Brien says, "the porkpie hat is the mark of the determined hipster, the kind of cat you might see hanging around a jazz club or a pool hall, maybe wearing a button-front leather jacket and pointy shoes. It's a Tom Waits, Johnny Thunders kind of hat.