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Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2017 5:39 a.m. PST

Which hat is the most awkward to wear?

My guess would be a Napoleonic hussar's busby, with full plumes. How do you fit through a doorway?

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2017 5:56 a.m. PST

You take your hat off first.

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Jul 2017 6:21 a.m. PST

It's easy to knock your tricorn off of your head with a musket.

45thdiv10 Jul 2017 8:43 a.m. PST

The British helmet from WW2 had a thick bit of rubber to pad the bolt holding the web liner in the helmet. It tended to rub my scalp in a painful way.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2017 8:44 a.m. PST

I wonder about bicornes and tricorns

Also for those hard-core types a mitre or, probably worse, a bearskin

Personal logo Great War Ace Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2017 11:37 a.m. PST

Oh come on! Medieval great helm with jousting crest, hands down. And who would want to duck under a lintel with "Loki horns" towering over a great helm?

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2017 12:08 p.m. PST

Der Alte Fritz: "It's easy to knock your tricorn off of your head with a musket."

Or just a light gentle breeze. :)


Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2017 2:23 p.m. PST

In my limited experience, it's a bearskin grenadier/fusilier mitre. They are top heavy and will fall when looking down unless worn uncomfortably tight. Never had a problem with a tricorn if it's worn at the proper angle.

Of course, a good ACW slouch hat is hands down the most comfortable.

warwell10 Jul 2017 4:03 p.m. PST

The 1833 US leather forage cap

Who was the genius who issued these to troops in FL (used in 2nd Seminole War)

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