Hat

High-form men’s hat in velvety black. The manufacturer’s logo is inside the top of the hat.

  • Accession Number 2017.35.01
  • Fabricant / Éditeur Henry Heath Limited
  • Date 1974 an
  • Materials fiber, silk, skin, leather
  • Measurements 15 x 25 cm
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Historical context

This men’s hat, known as a haut de forme, or more colloquially as a “stovepipe” or “beaver hat”, was brought into fashion by the English shortly after the French Revolution, at a time when fashion dictated that hats should be worn by all. It underwent a few modifications in height and shape over the course of the 19th century, but remained made mainly of beaver fur transformed into waterproof felt. Once a sta...

  • Accession Number 2017.35.01
  • Fabricant / Éditeur Henry Heath Limited
  • Date 1974 an
  • Materials fiber, silk, skin, leather
  • Measurements 15 x 25 cm
Download PDF file

© Collection Pointe-à-Callière,2017.035.001
Photo by Victor Diaz Lamich

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