100% wool. Completely handmade.
A lot of high-quality wool is required to give the Bicorn the right shape and texture
There is an additional edging along the edge, a wire is inserted inside and there is a soft lining.
Bicorne or bicorn (English bicorne, French bicorne) — a two-horned hat, which replaced the more cumbersome and uncomfortable three-cornered hat at the end of the XVIII century.
Unlike its predecessor, the bicorn folded easily and took up less space — this was all the more important because at receptions and balls it was not customary to part with their hats.
Since the 1790s, the bicorn has been part of the European and American officer uniforms in the army and Navy.
In the Russian army from 1803 to 1845, the bicorn was the headdress of officers along with the shako. By the width and style of the braid on the sides of the bicorn, by the cockade and plume, the ranks differed. Worn at an angle forward, “in the field”, the hat indicated that its owner was a member of the imperial retinue.
Until the First World War, the bicorn was part of the ceremonial dress of officers and officials, including in Russia.
In some countries, the bicorn has been preserved in the uniform of the military and diplomats to this day.