A two-pointed hat (also two-masted , storm hat or Napoleon hat ) is a hat in which the brim is set up so that two points are formed. It was worn with one point to the front and one to the back ( Wellington hat ), as well as across ( Napoleon hat ). Cross member: Napoleon Bonaparte or to this day by the riders of the Spanish Riding School . It is also possible to wear it at an angle.
This hat shape was probably created around 1790 as a military headgear for officers. It replaced the tricorn mainly used in the 18th century .
From the 1790s to the first half of the 19th century, the bicorn also appeared as a festive student headgear ( student hat ). From around 1810 until the middle of the 19th century it was only occasionally used as a festive decoration for the chairpersons (see senior ) of student associations ( chapeau d'honneur ).
Today this headgear is rarely worn, among others by:
- Officers of the British Army to the Great Uniform
- Members of the Guardia Civil and the Carabinieri for the Great Uniform
- Members of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna
- Students of the École polytechnique for the Great Uniform
- Members of the Académie Française during the ceremonies
- Diplomats from different countries in diplomatic uniform
- Commanders, commanding staff members of the Swedish Army
- Music Directors of the Swedish Army
- Chamberlain and court officials of the Swedish Royal Court
- Weibel of the Swiss Confederation
Hermes Rodrigues da Fonseca , 1910
Student at the École polytechnique , 2007
Steven Point , Lieutenant Governor of the Canadian Province of British Columbia, 2009