The Victorian British and the French Foreign Legion had their fingerprints all over the African continent during the middle 19th and early 20th century. In those days, pith helmets like you see replicated with this Jungle Foreign Legion Hat w/ Trim were all the rage. They helped keep the sun out of your eyes without overheating your head.
If you talk to a professional costume designer or avid cosplayer, they will tell you that the right accessories will transform your ordinary costume into an awesome ensemble. That’s especially true of you want to portray a 19th century explorer for cosplay, a stage production or a historical reenactment. In times like this, you can turn to a Jungle Foreign Legion Hat w/ Trim like this one to help you perfectly look the part. It has a burlap trim and is one-size-fits-most for adults.