Come winters and the turmoil begins- exactly what can be worn outdoors and not look shabby yet keep you warm? Alright , with dresses you can choose to pair a stylish long coat with warm leggings and nice and bright warm gloves and socks. But, how do you keep your ears and head warm?
Do you just wear a usual woollen hat and think, it’ll keep the bitingly icy cold winds at bay from your face or at least not have to pull the hat over your ears fully to keep them warm? Or, do you go in for something that has been tried and tested for years with highly positive results? I bet all heads nod for the second option and that’s why I introduce today the bomber hat. Er… No, It’s not the hat that professional bombers wear.
What is a bomber hat,then?
Much unlike the name that would make you instantly imagine people wearing heavy helmets that protectively cover up the head,it’s simply a leather hat with earflaps and a strap to be tied under the chin. It has a short, upturned bill which often has a lining of fur or fleece. Typically, a bomber hat is worn with goggles. And if you’re an animal lover, you can always choose a woolen bomber hat. In fact that is what I personally recommend and endorse.
A bomber hat is also known as an aviator hat. When I’d first known the two names, I’d been curious about the derivations. So, here’s what I got for you.
Why call it a bomber hat or an aviator hat?
These hats were worn by pilots who flew the open cockpit planes that became popular in the early 20th century. The pilots wore goggles to protect their eyes while in flight. However,these hats reduced in use as closed cockpit planes came into popular use. But, these hats were so comfortable that pilots never fully abandoned them despite the closed cockpit planes. And they were in use till WW II. Therefore, they are called aviator hats after their origin and bomber hats after the bombers of WW II who wore it.
Why should you wear it?
With this one , I’d really like you to wear it and face the gratifying warmth of the wool and answer yourself with the only possible reply-” you should wear it because there’s no reason and no way you shouldn’t wear it.”
Bomber hats are fashion but not pomp,so, you don’t have to worry about the costs – they’re easily affordable. The wool (leather) keeps not just your head but also fully covers your ears. Also, wrap up your nose and chin with a warm muffler. And the icy winds don’t get to you at all!
So, winters aren’t tedious anymore. They’re snug and lazy. Happy winters and beautiful snowflakes to you!