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Melegari Homburg Godfather two pinch crown hat

200.00EUR
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■ 100% Rabbit fur Felt
■ Height of crown: approx. 14 cm at the side and 12 cm at the cut (front); Grosgrain ribbon
■ Inner lining and with a soft leather band (Contains non-textile parts of animal origin).
■ Homburg Godfather hat handcrafted in our specialized laboratory made in rabbit fur felt. Two pinch crown, brim 5.5 with hemming. The hat is lined (viscose red or white on request) and with a soft leather band.
■ The hat is made in 30 working day.
■ Made in Italy

■ Attention pls. Custom item, hand-made on request and measure, according to law, the right of withdrawal is not allowed.

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Hugo Resinger holding a fashionable grey Homburg hat, 1907. Painting by Anders Zorn
 

A homburg is a felt hat characterized by a single dent running down the center of the crown and a brim fixed in a tight, upwards curl. It is superficially similar to the trilby and fedora; however, those types of hat have soft, snappable brims and can have various designs pinched into the crown, whereas the shape of a homburg is fixed.

The homburg is typically made from wool or fur felt and has a grosgrain hatband and brim treatment with an optional feather. A variant form is the "lord's hat", which lacks the edge ribbon, and may, optionally, be pinched.

It was popularized by Edward VII after he visited Bad Homburg in Hessen, Germany, and brought back a hat of this style. Like the trilby or fedora, the homburg was once quite popular and is still available in almost any color, but the most common colors are black, grey, and brown. In Britain a black homburg became widely known in the 1930s as an "Anthony Eden" after the Government Minister of that name.

 
Konrad Adenauer and Willy Brandt (1961) both with Homburger

In formality, the homburg ranks just below the top hat, and above hats such as the bowler or fedora. It is appropriate (often with a topcoat) with a stroller, or with black tie.

 

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