If you’re going to immerse yourself in German Bavarian and Oktoberfest tradition, a German fedora 100% wool hat is a must! There’s no easier way to cap off a desire to reflect German Bavarian traditional style that by donning a German fedora Oktoberfest costume hat.
The variety of German hats vary widely, and you can usually find a style that will suit your preference while staying true to Bavarian or Tirol tradition. These German wool hats are also widely known as "Bavarian", "Tyrolean", or "Alpine" hats. They are often recognized for the shape, felt material, ribbons and feathers. The German style captures the feel of the mountainous German and Austrian Alps as well as the bucolic life of chalets, snow-covered peaks, and grassy meadows. Aside from being popular in the Bavarian mountains, one will see the “Urban German” wearing these classy hats in the heart of Munich while attending the Oktoberfest party event of epic proportions held each year.
German Themed Hat Pins And Feathers
The feathers, or brush, also known as German gamsbart, originally was often made the beard of the chamois goat, a species of goat-antelope native to mountains in Europe, from west to east!
A particularly showy large hatpin gamsbart may contain thousands of individual hairs and may often be combined with feathers. Nowadays, gamsbarts are made of a variety of materials such as horsehair and synthetic fibers.
Often, hat pins to the side of a German hat will incorporate a scene from cities in Germany that have been visited by the one wearing the German fedora hat. These are complemented with any interests or hobbies that the wearer might have. Often, hunters will wear German hat pins on their fedora hat detailing their hobby such as representations of stags, goats or fish. If you have a hunter in the family, a vintage German hat pin would make an ideal gift! Other popular themes feature skiing, mountain climbing and Oktoberfest beer steins.
The combination of German pins are like a “German Cocktail” of sorts since the mix of themes that are featured represent the individuality of the wearer of the German costume hat, making for a unique way to broadcast at an Oktoberfest or while walking in town your German style!