Posted by Elainel on November 04, 1997 at 22:10:31:
In response to Take yer pick, written by Jessamyn on November 03, 1997 at 23:57:35
] I suspect the problem with this topic is that there were a whole bunch of names that all meant slightly different styles, but those nice distinctions are rather lost on us now.
Yes, I suspect you are right. I finally made it to the library and found a book on men's fashions. (My library excursions can be rather interesting with a very active two-year-old!)
This book provides many pictures with dated descriptions as well as the country. What I noticed is that the relatively same style hat was referred to differently depending on the period, late 1700's refers to "cocked hat," early 1800's refers to "bicorn."
Thanks for all the input! EL
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