As winter rolls on seemingly ceaselessly, many of us are wondering if the freezing temperatures will ever succumb to springís warmer days. This feeling of never-ending winter is not new. During the Renaissance era, winters were just as brutal as they are now, perhaps even worse since most people lacked an adequate heating system. They did, however, figure out ways to keep themselves warm while remaining very fashionable. In addition to luxurious shawls, capes, and coats, people of the Renaissance era would often don Renaissance hats, designed to keep in the maximum amount of heat.
There are many different styles of Renaissance hats, and each style has a distinct purpose and look. If you are a stickler for authenticity, there are a few things to take into account before you go shopping for Renaissance hats. First, take a look at your outfit. What kind of outfit are you wearing? Just like todayís fashion, if you want to look great from head to toe, you will want a hat that complements the rest of your outfit. If you are wearing a dress indicative of a lower class, such as a Country Maid skirt, then you want to be sure you arenít wearing a hat typically worn by those of a higher class; this same principle applies to wearers of more luxurious gowns, like the Medieval Lace-up gown. Donít worry if you are limiting yourself Ė there are so many styles of Renaissance hats available at Pearsonís Renaissance Shoppe that we know you will find the perfect hat for your outfit.
The next thing to consider is the weather. If you live in an area that receives a lot of snow, you will want to choose Renaissance hats that are resistant to bad weather. An Outlaw Suede Hood, while warm, will likely be ruined after an evening out in the snow. Also, the actual temperature of the outdoors should play a factor when deciding on Renaissance hats. If warmth is a top priority, try a thick Muffin Hat, as opposed to a thin Silk Veil.
There are many other things to consider when choosing Renaissance hats, like color, size, and shape. If you need some more help, feel free to contact us by calling 1-866-406-5947!
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