GORGET ( gor jit )
- ( 14c., 15c. ) Draped linen or silk cloth, covering neck and pinned to the hair plaits or chin strap. Also tucked into neckline of grown. Also GUIMP.
Blue woolen cap creased through the crown, like today's overseas cap. Appeared in 1805 in Glengarry, Invernesshire, Scotland. Cap has stiff sides and bound edges, finished with short ribbons hanging in back.
- White cotton twill
hat, four piece crown, and multi-stitched, turned-up brim. Formerly worn
by sailors or gobs of the U. S. Navy.
GIBUS ( jy bus )
- Man's collapsible silk opera hat. Patented in 1837 by French inventor, Gibus.
GABLE OR DIAMOND SHAPED HOOD
- ( 16c. ) Hood with back curtain long. Front lappets down on either side or pinned up. Later versions showed back curtain divided and pinned up. Style associated with the reign of Henry VIII, as portrayed by court paint, Holbein. Also PEDIMENTAL HOOD.
GAINSBOROUGH or MARLBOROUGH
- ( 18c. ) These two English portrait painters influenced feminine fashion. Hat had a low crown and wide brim that turned up at one side, trimmed with plumes and taffeta or velvet ribbon. Designed to cover elaborate headdress.
- ( 1860's ) The braid scrolled pillbox, inspired by the triumphs of the Italian liberator, Garibaldi, was adopted by fashionable women in London.
GAUCHO ( gow cho )
- Hat with wide tilted brim anchored with cord that tied under the chin. Worn by South American gauchos.
- ( 1890's ) Sailor hat style shown in illustrations by American artist, Charles Dana Gibson.