Pork Pie Hats
A pork pie hat is one of several different styles of hat that have been popular since the mid-19th century, all of which bear superficial resemblance to a pork pie.The first hat to be called a pork pie was a hat worn primarily by British and American women from around 1830 through to about 1865. It consisted of a small round hat with a narrow curled-up brim, a low flat or slightly domed crown with a crease running around the inside top edge, and usually with a ribbon or hatband fastened around the shoulder where the crown joined the brim. It was often worn with a small feather or two attached to a bow on one side of the hat. Such hats might be made of any number of materials (straw, felt, cotton canvas covered in silk, etc.). What caused them to be called "pork pies" was the shape and crease of the crown and the narrowness of the brim (sometimes called a "stingy brim" in reference to its brevity).
How to Style a Pork Pie Hat -
As Heisenberg aptly demonstrates, the best way to wear a pork pie hat is to place it directly on the top of your head and wear it sitting level. Just like the trilby, a pork pie can be worn to complete either a smart or casual outfit. Anyone with a long, oval or short face shape suits a pork pie hat. However, they should be avoided if you happen to have a very round or square face. As a general rule, the brim of a hat should be wider than your jaw line, hence the reason why a porkpie hat isn’t great if you have a larger jaw line or a very round face – all it will do will enhance these features.