The Bowler Hat wiki last edited by ReverendHunt on 01/20/17 09:35PM View full history

The bowler hat was originally designed by the hatmakers Thomas and William Bowler (the namesake of the Bowler hat) in 1849. The bowler hat was designed to protect a gardenkeeper from low hanging branches while on horseback. This gardenkeeper had apparently been wearing a top hat, but this proved to be problematic, since the hat would get knocked off and damaged (no one likes a damaged top hat). And thus the bowler hat was born.

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