The Most Famous Australian Hat

The Most Famous Australian Hat
Did you know that some popular hats originated from countries that made it their stereotype headgear? For instance, the Beret originated from France as a stylish hat for the masses since the common “Kepi” hat was less fashionable and was more commonly worn by the French Foreign Legion. From Poland, the Rogatywka (roga-tifka) military cap was widely copied by military and police officers all over the world, and eventually became the basic headgear of uniformed police in the United States. The popular “Newsboy cap” at the turn of the 20 th century originated from Ireland. It became the standard headgear worn by boys to school, for casual wear, and even with suits, since they were still too young to wear the standa...

The Fascinating Evolution of Hats

The Fascinating Evolution of Hats
Rather than the “history” or “origin” of the hat, you could say that the hat “evolved” instead of someone simply inventing it and the invention spreading in use. This is because, historically, no one person can be pinned down in having invented the hat. The use of hats simply grew out of necessity to cover the head as far back as ancient times. The first ever recorded image that depicts a hat is from ancient Greece and Rome that shows straw hats. However, throughout the world, ancient civilizations depicted people wearing straw or other material hats simply as protection for the head against the elements. Later on, hats in Europe began to be worn as symbols of religious or tribal leaders for identification of ranks a...

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Mekoe Fashion Accessories
Mekoe specialises in hats and accessories bringing decades of experience to create a unique retail experience. The directors possess a wealth of experience in the design and manufacture of hats for all occasions. Our items are sourced from leading Australian suppliers as well as direct from overseas factories. Our products are the latest styles and fashions from around the world and our range is continually changing and encapsulates the fashion trends for the coming season, from Summer Sun hats to Winter Hats.   We cater for everybody. Whether you are a looking for that outstanding hat for a special occasion, a fascinator for a day at the races, an Akubra for the aussie outback, or a casual hat for the beach, we have it all. A large r...

How to Choose the Right Hat for your Face Shape

How to Choose the Right Hat for your Face Shape
If you are not used to wearing a hat but see this spectacular hat in a shop, and try it on, but do not like it on yourself, do not despair! Try on several other styles of hats then go back and try the original spectacular hat once again. Often when you have tried on a few hats you are then more comfortable seeing yourself in a hat. You will find you have a different opinion after overcoming your fear of hats.   A hat is just one part of an outfit. The real purpose of a hat is to enhance the good points of the wearer and to minimize the bad points. The golden rule with hats is to wear the hat that you feel comfortable wearing and one that makes you feel “special”.   There are several points to consider when choosing a hat. Check ...