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Men's Hats

A number of hats were available for men in the 1880s, a few of which are illustrated below.

The stiff-crowned hat shown below was worn frequently, often with the side brims turned up.

1880s Stiff-crowned Hats 1880s Stiff-crowned Hats 1880s Stiff-crowned Hats

1880s Stiff-crowned Hats: Image courtesy of Joan L. Severa, Dressed for the Photographer: Ordinary Americans and Fashion, 1840-1900, 1995

The straw sailor hat was popular casual attire.

1880s Straw Sailor Hat 1880s Straw Sailor Hat

1880s Straw Sailor Hat: Image courtesy of Joan L. Severa

The man in the image below holds a soft, felt fat, popular for casual attire. The boy holds a straw sailor hat, which was frequently worn by young boys.

1880s Soft Felt Hat and Straw Sailor Hat

1880s Soft Felt Hat and Straw Sailor Hat: Image courtesy of Joan L. Severa

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