Feathers were first used to adorn headwear as early as the 13th century, when
they were used on helmets. From a single feather, to a multi-feather
panache, feathers are a flamboyant fashion statement, saying "Look at me!"
Feather arrangement varied a great deal during the Renaissance. Some drooped over the brim,
others projected horizontally and still others rose vertically. Tuck a feather or feathers into the brim of
your hat, laces, or hat brooch
to give your headwear your personal signature.