Cloches - Derbies & Bowlers
Cloches were at the height of popularity in the Roaring '20s when they were worn by fashion-savvy flappers and young debutantes. Today, they remain a fantastic hat option if you're looking for a cute, timeless look! The bell-shaped design and down-turned brim on a traditional cloche make it a wonderfully flattering and feminine shape. Hats.com has a wide selection of cloches that come in many different colors, fabrics, and decorative trims!
The popularity of the charming cloche style has been bolstered by a surge of interest in the hit television show "Downton Abbey". The upper class women depicted in the show have a refined approach to fashion highlighted by absolutely incredible headwear that includes elegant cloches. Brands like Betmar, Helen Kaminski, and Bollman Hat Company are adept at blending classic fashion with fresh designs to produce a stunning selection of gorgeous cloches.
In many instances, the saying "They just don't make 'em like they used to" rings very true. The hat world is one place where this isn't accurate, as long as you know where to look. Our derby and bowler selection is stocked full of some of the coolest traditional hats in the world. By crafting hats by hand with the same methods that have always been used, brands like Bollman Hat Company (America's oldest hatmaker) continue to lead the way in fine headwear. Derbies and bowlers are round crown styles with a stingy turn-up brim. They are wonderful for attaining an absolutely timeless look. These shapes and designs have been popular for decades, and in some cases, even centuries!