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History of the Toque

       The Toque, originally referred to a brimless hat, or in France those fancy white hats that chefs wear. It was uncommon and usually worn by British aristocrats. The Toque as we know it today, assimilated from the French Canadian word “Tuque”, is first mentioned in 1870, and is defined as a “ Knit Winter Hat”. The style was mostly worn by fur traders within Canada, as a way to keep their heads warm during the harsh Canadian winters. Today the toque is a staple in style, whether it is cold or warm outside, a toque often comes in handy. It can provide you with the perfect excuse not to style your hair, or add that bit of nonchalance you have been craving in your outfit. 

 




Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2012


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