The shape may have been influenced by the German PICKELHAUBE, worn during the Franco-Prussian war. The space for all intended purposes, is a man cloche. Une cloche being french for a bell. The cloche is more associated with ladies hats.
|classic shola pith helmet|
|note the tight 7 pleated puggaree|
|the under brims are traditionally green|
|note the design ventilation between the sweatband and the hat body.|
|the hat base is made of thick shola pith but it is very light weight.|
|WOLSELEY PITH HELMET WITH WIDOWS PEAK BRIM AND HIGH CONICAL CROWN.|