The tradition for officers to wear bowler hats for their annual parade dates back to the first such event 82 years ago, when the outfit was considered correct dress for walking out.
The Bowler rather than a cowboy hat or a Stetson was also the most popular hat worn by men in America in the 19th century - such Billy the Kid and Butch Cassidy.
Lock & Co still sells around 4,000 to 5,000 Bowlers each year "mostly to City workers, ex-miolitary gentlemen and young Americans".
He could also differentiate the sounds between allied and enemy planes TIL the longest surgery to date was a 96-hour marathon to remove a 300-lb ovarian cyst from a 600-lb woman.
Simply hacking it out would have killed her, so the surgeon gradually drained fluid from the cyst over the course of four days, shrinking it to 100 lb. TIL during WWII a Japanese Kamikaze hit the USS Missouri and his body landed on deck.
which had been commissioned by a customer to design a close-fitting, low-crowned hat to protect gamekeepers from low-hanging branches while on horseback at Holkham Hall, the estate of Thomas Coke, 1st Earl of Leicester (seventh creation) in Norfolk.
The keepers had previously worn top hats, which were knocked off easily and damaged.Often trimmed with feathers or leaves, casques have no visor or brim.Royals Associated with this Hat Style: Princesses in the 1950s. Royal Casques (and variations on a casque): I am afraid that the casque hat is not on my list of favourite hat styles (and is not likely to be added).After receiving a number inquires about Crown Princess Mary’s hat yesterday, I thought it was time for a closer look at the rarely seen casque hat.History: During the 15th and 16th centuries, royal and noble men donned ornately decorated helmets (usually without a visor) called “casques” for protection in battle.However research performed by a younger relation of the 1st Earl casts doubt on this story, and it is now believed that the bowler was invented for Edward Coke, the younger brother of Thomas Coke, 2nd Earl of Leicester.