Derby Bowler by Bailey 3816
The Derby is a classic Bailey 1922® style. It features a derby crown with a roll brim with bound edge. It is crafted out of our stiffened wool felt body. The Derby is fully lined and trimmed with a classic grosgrain bow, a removable feather, and a comfort sweatband.
Hand-crafted in the USA.
Peaking in popularity towards the end of the 19th century, the Derby felt hat offered a midway between the finer formality of the upper class top hat and the casual functionality of middle class soft felt hats. It was usually worn with suits or overcoats for a timeless and sophisticated effect that is just as prevalent today as ever. In London, the Derby became the traditional headwear of gentlemen and has become something of a British cultural icon.
|100% Wool Felt