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Sometimes referred to as the derby, the bowler became the hat of choice for the masses at the turn of the century, replacing the more formal top hats, also called toppers.
In 1895, master craftsman Cassel Goorin sold his first hat off a horse cart in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Cassel's sons – the Goorin Brothers – continued the tradition of hat making when they moved the family business to San Francisco in 1949.