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Eh, you, hat!. As well as where we lose?

When also who the first put on a headdress, it is possible to define only approximately therefore tracks of the most ancient hat are lost...

... in the depth of centuries

And still in some way scientists found out that with the termination of Ice Age the people who elected the residence the North had to think out protection against cold and wind. Along with fur coats and capes the fur hood and a cap - malakhay appeared. Then steppe nomads, these first fashion designers, created a felt cap with earphones - a prototype of the well-known Russian treukh or a cap with ear-flaps.

Residents of the southern countries had other problem - the hot sun from which rescued hats with wide fields. The first such hat became Greek petasos which, according to a legend, was invented by cunning god Hermes. From it there were all stetsona, a sombrero, hats and other hats of the Old and New World. Asia invented other style - the small hat closing only a cinciput, a skullcap and a pile.

A straw hat gold,

From a head your windy flying,

could captivate itself Still more than once,

But It was suddenly eaten by a horse of some officer

With a grimace of some fanatic


the Strange song on B. Okudzhava`s verses performed by A. Mironov and a case with the lost female hat. Vaudevillian history, the windy Frenchwoman, a frivolous genre (the Soviet television movie “Straw Hat“ on E. Labish`s play with pleasure the audience looks not one decade). Happens, of course, when women`s caps from valuable fur are broken from the head not by(with) flaws, and thieves. Only the speech here not about it.

In the 18th century of a hat of the Parisian women of fashion became if not the heaviest, then for certain the most bulky headdresses for all history. Releasing the imagination, their owners carried on the charming heads the ships under all sails, multitower locks and the whole compositions like “Adam and Eve`s exile from paradise“. All this magnificence is frequent was located not on hats, and on enormous powdered wigs. More than once on the eve of a ball servants had to expand urgently street doors, otherwise ladies with bulky hairdresses just could enter there.

Next century customs became more modest, but any secular action all the same turned into competition of fashionable hats. They were an uncountable set - caps, turbans, small “currents“ with feathers - egretam, tiny “bib“ and scarlet mushketyorsky berets (in it Tatyana Larina shone on a ball). Men were far more modest: cylinders, kettles, and on vacation - straw boaters.

We consider that fashion of the twenty first century the most swift-footed: colors, styles, fabrics change every season. But, it appears, at the beginning of the nineteenth century the female hat could replace a style thirty times for one season!

Historically so it developed that the woman and the man lose headdresses...

... differently


to the Woman in offices, in church, on the street was considered indecent to appear without headdress. Even in the heat of passion, running away or hurrying, the lady, madam, the senhora or the madam first of all thought of a hat. That - that, and the woman put on a hat, got on, fastened strictly and without fail!

And if it happened to it to come running home prostovolosy - write was gone! The husband and not with someone, and with the tsaryovy guardsman (“The song about the tsar Ivan Vasilyevich, the young guardsman and the daring merchant Kalashnikov“ M. Yu. Lermontov) went to fight for it:

Here he hears, in an outer entrance hall left in a huff,

hears Then steps hasty;

Turned back, looks - force the godmother! - faces

it the wife,

Itself pale, prostovolosy is young,

of the Braid fair-haired untwined

Snow - hoarfrost are poured;

Watch eyes muddy as mad;

Lips whisper to the speech unclear.

the situation at men Absolutely in a different way is. It is easily possible to imagine some Gerasim or Stepan from the 19th century: “ It long stood, trifling with a cap until finally forgot about it as about the foreign, not having exactly any relation to it thing; and having forgotten, just let go it and went; also became as that cap which fell in road dust, lonely and to nobody necessary “.

Or to catch the same frivolous relation of the Komsomol member to the headdress in incidentally taken quote from the nonexistent story of the Soviet period: “Eh, disappear you! There was no life to me with you, will not be also without you! And all I will not remain beside you the boy at the beck and call! “ - with these words he broke the old kepchonka from the head, threw it on the earth and left, having never looked back“.

And already our days. The very amusing picture was seen by the residents of one residential district of the city of N hurrying in the morning on affairs. The trampled-down lawn grass precisely depicted a silhouette “having a rest“ here, it is possible, all night long, the person. The military peak-cap which was removed from the head, but did not fall crowned not made by hand composition. Full illusion that on a grass, having directed eyes to the bottomless sky, the invisible man lies was created, and from clothes on it only it is a military peak-cap. Also commented on the passing pokhokhatyval:

- There were I!

- The angel departed, and the nimbus remained...

- In vain the old woman waits for the son home.

No, the man does not value the peak-cap, a hat, a cap or a baseball cap. Loses and forgets. Looks for and does not find. And correctly does! In it (as well as in many other) between men and women there was no equality. For the woman as it was already told above, in public to appear without headdress was a disgrace, she was ranked right there as loose women, from here vulgarly “to make a booboo“ - to get into an awkward situation.

Men were recommended to win easily, if something happens, and at an entrance to the temple a headdress to remove enemies. By the way, from the last custom there was a popular expression “to shapochny analysis“: men at an entrance to church left caps on a bench, and after service the caps sorted. About the same who was late for service, and spoke: “Came when everyone is leaving“.

The small survey conducted by the author of article allowed to draw a conclusion: when men lose headdresses, women treat it...

... with humour

1. I Will answer in detail. My husband loses headdresses about 1 times in 3 years. At first it was the cap which flew from the head during its falling near the house. In the morning on the place of falling of the husband of a cap (or the husband`s caps? - avt .) it was not found. Another time at work it was removed on a checkpoint and almost new cap from natural fur is right there lost. The recent case repeats the first, is only not absolutely clear where left: at work, at restaurant or in a taxi (speaks, was only in these three places, but I suspect, as still somewhere).

2. generally in transport (the subway, the train, a taxi etc.) and also in cafe, houses at the mistress or the mother-in-law. Once a year or time in half a year.

3. And still umbrellas, gloves, earphones from the mobile phone... Everywhere and with an enviable regularity. Since a study, finishing with the resort, well all places of stay “are marked“.

4. And why to you nobility where?. You are engaged in a collection?. Joke! Listed I do not lose everything, but reason and a speech power - when I see the beautiful girl (woman)!.

Here, at the end of article, they “met“ again - the man and the woman, and the man lost at the same time not a hat, and the head! Anyhow? The modern fashion is democratic - it does not order to wear hats and forbids to wear them. And only in the blog of some esthete you will read: “Fedora is a hat, classical for the gentleman, with soft fields which can be carried lifted or lowered.

To “Fedor“ call still snap brim (“the broken field“) because the back part of the field of this hat can be broken up, and - to lower a lobby on eyes for greater mystery. On a crown “fedor“ are three dents. On the right, at the left, above - for three fingers which raise a hat at the sight of especially seductive lady or shift it even below on eyes if the lady passed by, without having found time to look“.