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British Pith Helmet

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SKU 250360

This pith helmet will make you feel like tromping through any nearby field or woods searching for Doctor Livingston.

  • Description:  This is an authentic replica of British army past pith helmets. It is embellished with a satin band and authentic, adjustable faux leather chin strap that can be worn up on the brim or under the chin.
  • Color: Khaki
  • Size: Fits adults and kids (Adjustable Velcro band-fits up to a 22 1/2'' head).
  • Fabric: Lycra fused to EVA foam, satin, faux leather
  • Costume suggestions: Safari, Adventurer, traditional British Soldier, Steampunk.

    Trivia: The pith helmet (also known as the safari helmet or sun helmet) is a lightweight cloth-covered helmet made of cork or pith (typically pith from the sola, an Indian swamp plant). Designed to shade the wearer's head and face from the sun, pith helmets were often worn by people of European origin in the tropics. During the Anglo-Zulu War (1879), British troops dyed their white pith helmets with tea, mud or other makeshift means of camouflage.  Subsequently khaki-colored pith helmets became standard issue for active tropical service.