A Greek fisherman's cap is a military looking cap with a soft tapered side crown and a stiff visor. The visor has a fancy pleated ribbon on the visor edge and a cord on the base of the front crown. The Greek fisherman cap can be made in wool, cotton, denim, corduroy or leather.
During the Beatles' first tour of the United States in 1964, John Lennon wore a black fisherman's cap which quickly became popularly known as a "John Lennon Hat." A similar style of headgear had already been worn by American singer and songwriter Bob Dylan in 1962. Others to adopt the fashion were the Beatles' drummer Ringo Starr and British folk-rock artist Donovan(for example, on the cover of his album Catch the Wind). This style of hat was usually made of denim, but also made of other fabrics such as corduroy. The hat enjoyed a renaissance during the mid-1990s when the likes of Oasis singer Liam Gallagher and Ocean Colour Scene guitarist Steve Cradock made the hat popular with the Britpop indie generation.
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The hat became an early example of a unisex accessory. Female adherents included Lennon's first wife Cynthia, Princess Anne, actresses Diana Rigg (as Emma Peel in The Avengers), and Juliet Harmer (as Georgina Jones in Adam Adamant Lives!)
|AUTHENTIC AEGEAN GREEK FISHERMAN CAPS. MADE IN GREECE.|