The once iconic Bowler hat is set to make a fashion a comeback, according to tailors who say they are being inundated with requests for them.
Worn by Laurel and Hardy, Charlie Chaplin and the headwear of choice for civil servants and bankers the bowler dropped out of fashion in the 1960s.
Tailors Austin Reed says it has so many customer inquiries about the headgear it will soon stock it for the first time in 12 years.
Some American celebrities have recently been pictured wearing one, which is thought to have sparked an interest in the hats which date back to 1849. Some of my favorites pictured, Laurel and Hardy, and John Steed wore them. Of course could not add Steed without adding Emma Peel.