Details of this waterproof felt boater hat
This waterproof felt boater hat will protect you elegantly from the cold and rain. It is the last item on our eshop.
The boater hat: its history
The boater hat is an oval-shaped straw hat with a flat bottom like its brim.
This name gives its origin to the fact that it was a part of the summer uniform of sailors in the mid-19ᵉ century. This hat was used by canotieres, i.e. sailors who put on the boats of ships.
Then, the canoe hat was popularised by the high society who wanted to dress their children as little sailors.
Maurice Chevalier gave the boater its letters of nobility by wearing it so often that it became an integral part of his character. His song “Twist du canotier” will not be forgotten.
The ‘Hepbrun’ boater’s hat is a classic: the flat bottom of the boater’s cap and the wide brim of the hat, but instead of being flexible, it is stiffened with brass primers and wire.
The Belgian actress Audrey Hepbrun, who lived her youth in Brussels, was a great inspiration to the designer Fabienne Delvigne. She admired her sober elegance.
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This hat has the particularity of being part of the “Caring Hat” collection. This is a collection imagined and thought for women and men suffering from serious diseases (cancer, alopecia, chemo, etc.). In addition, this hat covers the entire head or a large part of it. Thanks to its softness and its 100% natural materials, this hat is pleasant and comfortable to wear. Maison Fabienne Delvigne likes to help and encourage these people to regain their self-confidence. These hats can be made tailor made so that they fit perfectly to each face.
On request, “hairpieces” can be added to the hat.
“The hat helps to improve your self-image, to stay who you are and to feel better”.
The hat really does contribute to feeling better and indirectly to the positive evolution of the disease.
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Caring Hats are not a medical device but an effective way to contribute to the psychological well-being of the patient.
First, Maison Fabienne Delvigne carefully wraps the hats in tissue paper, and then places them in a black hat box designed by Fabienne Delvigne. These boxes are tailor made by Maison Fabienne Delvigne. Then, we place a certificate of authenticity next to the hat. Finally, we delicately perfume the hat with Guerlain’s “Eau de Cashmere”, a souvenir of the beautiful collaboration between our two Maisons.
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