Is The Bowler Hat Making A Comeback?

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Is The Bowler Hat Making A Comeback?

Words by Mr Chris Elvidge

18 February 2016

The headgear of choice for a bit of the old ultra-violence. A Clockwork Orange, 1971. Photograph by Camera Press

Gamekeepers wearing the bowler in the early 1900s, Holkham, Norfolk. Photograph courtesy of Lock & Co Hatters

Quechua women wearing bombíns, La Paz, Bolivia, 2010. Bowler hats were introduced to Bolivia in the 1920s by British railway workers. Photograph by Tristan Savatier/Getty Images

Hot tip: Mr Thom Browne’s AW16 show, Paris, 24 January 2016. Photograph by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images

Smart droog: Mr Malcolm McDowell as Alex in A Clockwork Orange. Photograph by Allstar Picture Library

Street style at Pitti Uomo, Florence, 13 January 2016. Photograph by Julien Boudet/