Borrowed, as most things in a man’s wardrobe from military uniforms, the Pompom (18th C french word bombe is a hat decoration of a knot of ribbons) adorned soldiers hats as a way of differentiating regiments on the battlefield. 

Fast forward to the late 1960”s when one of the first manufactured boy bands The Monkees was created as the American answer to the Beatles and the stylist chose a Bobble Hat as musician Mike Nesmith’s ‘thing’. The very British bobble hat was at the time a casual and classless accessory for fashionable young men who wished to seem anti-fashion.

At the Tailor Retailored our new cashmere Bobble Hats are neither fashion nor anti-fashion but the ultimate in cool, luxurious cold weather head gear.