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British Empire Pith Helmet - White

Gentleman Adventurer

Item: 001973


When the sun never sets on your empire, you'll need some proper shade. Here's the answer!

Our faithful reproduction pith helmet is in the style synonymous with British colonial and foreign service history.

Produced in Vietnam by artisans who understand the need for a good pith helmet, the body of the helmet is made from tree heart (pith) following the style of 100 years ago, and can sustain heavy sunlight as well as rainfall.

Features a bright white canvas exterior, vented roof, interior dark green shade cloth, and adjustable faux-leather sweatband. One size fits most -- the sweatband accommodates up to approximately size 7 3/8 -- but the helmet can comfortably be worn "high" on larger heads.

Also available: Khaki Pith Helmet.

Oversized: This item is considered oversized for shipping purposes, and may incur a surcharge if expedited or shipped internationally.

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Average Rating: 4.62/5.00 stars from 29 reviews

Nice Helmet!
I bought this to go with other items as the Egyptologist! It's original fit was for a more round head. But a little pressure on the sides, it conformed to my head and was very comfortable. It looks great and I received many compliments!
Feb 11, 2020
Matt D
New Orleans LA
Perfect Pith
Bought this hat for an Edwardian Musical. Great quality, perfect replica Boer War helmet. Light, Strong, top quality product.
Nov 20, 2018
Toorak Vi
Didn't like it.
Apr 21, 2018
Chris Strausser
Palm Coast Fl
White Pith Helmet
Beautiful helmet perfect for the Australia IRONFEST this year the theme is "The Lost Worlds"
Feb 17, 2017
Lithgow NS
pith helmet
Nice helmet, but inside leather sweatband was poorly constructed and cheaply made. I later saw a similar helmet and it had a substantially better constructed sweatband that was securely attached and easily adjustable to fit the correct head size. The other characteristics seem very comparable to each other.
Mar 17, 2016
Lakewood ca
Pith Helmet
Very nice. Just what I expected. As a Postal worker, we have what they call 'pith helmets' for uniform wear in the summer...but they're (gasp!) PLASTIC! So, when I got mine, I started wearing it for work and have received many compliments on it. Thanks for offering this wonderful product. I've been looking for one for years. One question, it possible to apply waterproofing without damaging the core?
Aug 12, 2014
Joel Emerson
Albion NY
Great deal
Having looked online for some time for this style pith helmet, I found the Historical Emporium's website and made the purchase. The workmanship, styling and quality are great. I found the fit initially tight on my forehead but soaking the helmet in the water (as it's designed for), and a gentle reshaping, fixed it. I wear it daily in the desert climate of CA. The quick service was also stellar.
Jul 21, 2014
Palm Springs CA
British Empire Pith Helmet
Oustanding quality, value and price. This helmet can be used to recreate US military dress helmets of the late 19th century asnd easily accepts ALL replica and original brass hardware.
Jun 18, 2014
Oliver Grant
Ladera Ranch CA
Cool Helmut
I used this in the hot Florida summer sun and actually kept my head cool Great Stuff.
Oct 25, 2013
Randall Knauss
Boca Raton US
Just the ticket for the next safari in the...
The helmet arrived very quickly after I had placed my order. It is well made and quite authentic, yet surprisingly light weight to wear. Having a lot of fun wearing it, while we prepare for our next trip to the colonies.
Aug 9, 2013

British Empire Pith Helmet
Highland Festivals take place in the heat and humidity of our American summers. When wearing a kilt, a black Balmoral, or a black Glengarry, seems wildly inappropriate. But the British Empire Pith Helmet in White satisfies our requirements perfectly.
Jul 12, 2013
Carson C. Smith,...
Indianapolis IN
good transaction
it fits comfortably arrived promptly and seems well made
Jun 28, 2013
lakeside ca
British Empire Pith Helmet
As a result of a big interest in British history, I have wanted a British Sun helmet like the British Empire Pith Helmet for quite some time. Now that I have one, all I can say is, it is FANTASTIC and I received it within a few days after ordering. It came in superb condition and the price was just right. Now I can imagine myself as Michael Caine or Stanley Baker in the movie Zulu. As our British cousins across the pond would say "Good show Historical Emporium. Jolly good show".
Jun 28, 2013
British Zulu Pith
Great product & price; don't understand earlier objections to band, this one is just fine. I wear a 7 5/8 and it worked for me.
May 10, 2013

Gentleman Adventurer
The British Empire Pith Helmet is of the highest quality and authenticity. It is extremely functional and makes for a superb cover to protect from the sun. For show, costuming, or practical use it is something every gentleman should have.
Jan 28, 2013

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