December 20, 2010
The Decent and Soberly Hat Cord
Decent hat cords (cordone da cappello) which can be used
with an ordinary men's hat like the Lobbia.
Decent versus ordinary hat cord [which is used to fix at the brim of the Cappello Romano (Saturno)]
Gold-red for cardinals
Gold-green for archbishops and bishops
Gold-black for abbots
Paonazzo (red purple) for monsignori
Lobbia, Homburger, Roulé
After the 2nd Vatican Council Catholic prelates start to wear an ordinary hat [instead of the Cappello Romano (Saturno], called Lobbia, named after the Italian member of parliamant Cristiano Lobbia, who was offended with a stick by an simulated attack in 1869 where the crown of his hat was dented. In Germany this hat is called Homburg, in France Roulé (because the brim of the hat is rolled in).