All This Talk About Toque

Sofonisba Anguissola -- Portrait of Phillip II of Spain

King Philip II of Spain, wearing the Spanish Tocado, late 1500s. Painting by Sofonisba Anguissola.

I have a thing about odd hats.   Looks like Spanish Renaissance sets the trend for my next design,  staid in its severity of  black, greys, and off-white.  A hat, straight up, with no brim ?   They were popular from the 13th to the 16th century in Europe, especially in France.  The fore-wearers of the modern knitted toque ,  or tuque,  it’s all there ~~ proof such a thing was actually stylish!   The Beanie is out folks. The Toque is IN.