When Did The Top Hat Go Out of Style?

Top hat adorned gentlemen (Public domain)

Top hats are instantly recognizable pieces of attire. The rigid silk hat was a popular item for nearly three hundred years and was mandatory formalwear in many societies for all social strata. These hats graced the heads of kings, tycoons, grooms, presidents, and prime ministers. Today, the only place you are likely to spot a top hat on a daily basis is on the…

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