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FrederickLouis
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PostSubject: The Top Hat   Thu 26 Jan 2017, 23:54

How did gentlemen become interested in the top hat?    
http://www.silktophats.eu/historytophat.html    
Edward, Prince of Wales with Prince Henry and Prince Albert http://www.pinterest.com/pin/542402348848149249   
King Edward VII of England http://www.pinterest.com/pin/219269075580834260
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PostSubject: Re: The Top Hat   Fri 27 Jan 2017, 07:51

When milliners in France first started producing them. Tricorner hats had acquired a few bad associations by then in that neck of the woods so there was a desire to do the early 19th century equivalent of turning baseball caps back to front. Top hats originally used the same dimensions, material and construction as the sugarloaf hat which already had enjoyed a long-held popularity among women throughout Europe (and its colonies). Flattening the top was enough of a difference to market it to males with more money than sense.

Fashion, eh? Alors là, je donne ma langue au chats.
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