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Wolsely Pith Helmet Vintage Style Cotton Sun Hat British Army 1900's Desert Sand

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The Wolseley pattern helmet is a distinctive British design developed and popularised in the late 19th and early 20th century. It was the official designation for the universal sun helmet worn by the British Army from 1899 to 1948 and described in the 1900 Dress Regulations as "the Wolseley pattern cork helmet".

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 With its swept-back brim it provided greater protection from the sun than the old Colonial pattern helmet, and its use was soon widespread among British personnel serving overseas as well as some Canadian units

This reproduction is excellent both for fancy dress / re-enactment or for general fashion use in summer
Rigid body and brim covered in cotton outer and lining.
Adjustable headband and webbing inner mean one size fits all (adult)
Excellent back neck coverage from the sun
High crown and vent concealed under the button mean heat can rise from the head and be dispersed