Why the emperor Paul I did not love a hat — the cylinder?
The matter is that after Ekaterina the Second government, and especially in the time spent in power of Pavel the First, the cylinder everywhere was considered as a headdress of revolutionaries. There was it probably because the Russian fashion for cylinders coincided with the beginning of the French revolution.
Pavel Pervy so did not love cylinders that police officers had a special order — to force down such hats from the heads of passersby sticks, and those who persisted in "revolutionary" fashion for cylinders were sent to Siberia and deprived of the nobility. What represents so hated to the emperor a headdress?
the Cylinder is a headdress in the form of a high hat with absolutely flat top. The first hat cylinder was made in 1797 by Geterington John who traded in hats. Especially popular the cylinder was from 1800 to 1900, generally among bourgeois layers and the aristocracy. The peak of popularity of this headdress on the European open spaces and America fell on 1820 when men began to put on hats of this kind on balls and for work. Over time cylinders left the fashionable arena, and the known bowler hats came to their change. They were easy in production, unlike cylinders, besides, the kettle could be put into mass production, but not to make each hat manually.