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Minutemen general's hat
Minutemen General's Hat
Background[edit | edit source]
The tricorne or tricorn is a style of hat that was popular during the 18th century, falling out of style by 1800, though actually not called a "tricorne" until the mid 1800s. During the 18th century hats of this general style were referred to as "cocked hats." At the peak of its popularity, the tricorne varied greatly in style and size, and was worn not only by the aristocracy, but also as common civilian dress, and as part of military and naval uniforms.
This particular tricorne was the property of the General of the Commonwealth Minutemen. The last of whom, General McGann, wore it until his death from starvation, after being trapped in the tunnels after the Battle of the Castle in 2240.
Characteristics[edit | edit source]
Typically made from animal fiber, the more expensive being of beaver-hair felt and the less expensive of wool felt, the hat's most distinguishing characteristic was that three sides of the brim were turned up (cocked) and either pinned, laced or buttoned in place to form a triangle around the crown. The style served two purposes: first, it allowed stylish gentlemen to show off the most current fashions of their wigs, and thus their social status; and secondly, the cocked hat, with its folded brim, was much smaller than other hats and therefore could be more easily tucked under an arm when going inside a building, where social etiquette dictated that a gentleman remove his hat. Tricornes with laced sides could have the laces loosened and the sides dropped down to provide better protection from the weather, sun and rain.
This item provides the following: Charisma +1.
Modifications[edit | edit source]
This item has the following modification slots: None.
Variants[edit | edit source]
Locations[edit | edit source]
- The Castle: Found on the body of General McGann.