"Edward VII in a tweed cape and Homburg hat"

Edward VII, the son of Queen Victoria, was the British monarch between 1901 and 1910. He had spent a lengthy period as Prince of Wales, during which time he became notorious for his numerous mistresses and his hedonistic lifestyle.

A Homburg is a felt hat with a stiff brim, a dent in the crown, and a grosgrain ribbon trim. It was popularised by Edward VII, who obtained one on a visit to Bad Homburg in Germany.

 

Edward, whilst still Prince of Wales
Public DomainEdward, whilst still Prince of Wales - Credit: Arthur J. Melhuish
Portrait of Hugo Reisinger holding a Homburg Hat
Public DomainPortrait of Hugo Reisinger holding a Homburg Hat - Credit: Anders Zorn