Russian hats have international appeal because they are warm and stylish. From Russia to the Arctic to the Western world, people from every background wear these fur hats. In the United States celebrities spotted wearing a Russian fur hat include former president Gerald Ford and renowned rapper Jay-Z.
These popular winter hats are also referred to as Russian Ushanka hats, which means hats with earflaps. Some people call them trooper hats or cossack hats. Russian hats are often made from Sheepskin, real fur or faux fur. They have ear flaps that are tied at the chin to protect the ears against frigid cold. The attached ear flaps can also be tied up at the crowd of the fur hat so the ears are exposed.
Besides keeping out the cold, Russian hats are made of dense fur to offer minimal protection if the wearer falls in the snow. While they do not provide the protection of a helmet, Russian fur hats are constructed for safely going outside in icy climates.
Modern Russian hats with a round crown were developed in Russia during the 20th century. Similar fur hats were worn for centuries in Russia, Scandinavia and Germany. Today women and men pair fashionable Russian Ushanka hats and cossack hats with all types of fur jackets. A matching Mink or Rabbit Fur Hat finishes off the look perfectly.
This attractive winter hat is made from a variety of materials. Soft Sheepskin is one of the most common choices. Other are made from luxurious Mink Fur. This timeless winter hat is also made from Rabbit Fur for silkiness without the price of Mink. Mink is the typical fur used in Russia and Arctic regions to keep the head, chin and ears safe in the deepest frost conditions.
Russian fur hats have become a media symbol for the Soviet Union. People all over the world slip into these hats with ear flaps including China, Eastern Europe and Korea. The most fashion-forward folks all over the globe wear Russian hats in an array of colors and styles.