Peaking in popularity towards the end of the 19th century, the Derby felt hat offered a midway between the finer formality of the upper class top hat and the casual functionality of middle class soft felt hats. It was usually worn with suits or overcoats for a timeless and sophisticated effect that is just as prevalent today as ever. In London, the Derby became the traditional headwear of gentlemen and has become something of a British cultural icon. In an increasingly casual world, the throwback Derby is a dressy proclamation. With a feather accent and 2 1/8 inch rolled brim with grosgrain binding, the classy and high quality Bailey of Hollywood Derby Bowler hat is a refined classic.