1600-1625 English Hat at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London - From the curators' comments: "In the early 1600s this was a fashionable style of beaver felt hat, worn by both men and women. Until about 1600, the beaver for hats had been trapped in Europe. By the early 17th century, most hats were made from beaver pelts imported in large quantities from North America."
Conty, 1694. Note the periwig, parted in the middle and towered at the sides. Cravat worn as steinkerk/steenkerk. The hat brim is turned up more now, developing into the early tricorne hat. Plain broad silk band worn as bandelier over the waistcoat and underneath the coat. Tasselled ribbon on the cane and on the smallsword. French conty_1694.jpg (427×600)