Victorian Top Hat - C 1900

Top Hat

This late Victorian top hat has a narrow turned-up brim and a tall cylindrical crown. This style hat was worn for dress and was usually covered with beaver or silk. The top hat was also called a high hat.


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Top This ... The Story of Top Hats
Vintage clothing enthusiasts can read about vintage and Victorian top hats.

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