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Hat Lovers Must visit Bridport Hat Festival

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Do you know that Panama hats originally came from Ecuador, not Panama, or the width of the ribbon hand is the only way to differentiate between a fedora and a trilby? Very few people know that.

James-black-5-510x510The band on British Panama hats has always been black since 1861. This is a symbol of respect for the sad demise of Prince Albert, who was a renowned Panama-wearer. If you are in Britain, you should know that you would find a Lady Loverley’s chatter cap nowhere in the world, except in the West Dorset market town, which is fast becoming a key location for hats and hatters.

The annual Bridport Hat Festival, which attracted around 9000 people and their headgear in 2012, is into its fourth year.

Roger, who is an engineer by profession, took his family business that was incepted by his grandfather way...

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