At times the Bowler hat has been ubiquitous, but how did the invention of two milliner brothers come to be so closely associated with British identity?: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/the-history-of-the-bowler-hat
An icon long associated with the City of London, the unmistakable bowler hat was an essential part of every City worker's uniform. By the 1950s, businessmen wouldn't be seen in the Square Mile without one. Timothy Long, Curator of Fashion and Decorative Arts at the Museum of London, explores the history of this fascinating hat.
The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/the-history-of-the-bowler-hat
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