Toppers Unite

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Garrett, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. Steve1857

    Steve1857 One Too Many

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    Alan, I'm just in envy of your toppers.
    Scott, thanks for the like.
    Made me want to put mine on tonight [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  2. steur

    steur I'll Lock Up

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    Looking good, Steve. That is a topper with stature!
     
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  3. alanfgag

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    Thanks again... this is a subset of my top hats but good to illustrate the range of crown heights over the years. Yours is a beauty!
     
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    Thanks, Stefan

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  5. Steve1857

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    Thank you, Alan. I feel so lucky to have it in my humble collection.

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  6. alanfgag

    alanfgag

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    Dunlap top hat, c.1900. Crown height is 6.25" (16cm). Ventilated at the top of the crown and at the front of the sweatband. Brim is deeply curled.

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  7. Steve1857

    Steve1857 One Too Many

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    That is a very nice topper indeed, Alan. It's been well looked after during its 100+ years.
    The box is very similar to the one that came with my Lincoln Bennett. It came from Boswell's of Oxford. Does yours have a makers label on it?

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  8. alanfgag

    alanfgag

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    It is very similar indeed. I did not notice a credit on the case - didn't remove the lining to check. Where did you find a maker mark on yours?

    (edit - I see the maker label on your photos. Nothing that clear on mine.)
     
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  9. Steve1857

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    Ca. WWI, very probably pre WWI, silk top hat.

    The box is a joy to behold. I can translate the Danish another time.

    One of the icings on the cake, along with the hat box images and labels, was the satin polisher pad: silk top hat owners shouldn't be without one.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  10. alanfgag

    alanfgag

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    Just wonderful... thanks for the great pictures and close-up of the fabulous box artwork.
     
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  11. Steve1857

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    You're so welcome, Alan. I would have bought the box without the hat. It is a wonderful piece of Copenhagen hat history.

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  12. Cornshucker77

    Cornshucker77 Call Me a Cab

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    I love a tall crown!! ;)
     
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  13. Cornshucker77

    Cornshucker77 Call Me a Cab

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    I bought a Topper a few years ago because, well everybody needs a Topper in their collection don't they? I will probably never wear it, and it is a size too small, but it is pretty cool.
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  14. Steve1857

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    No question at all about it, Scott. Everyone needs a topper in their collection . Yours looks very nice indeed.

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  15. Steve1857

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    Ja, this one is rather tall. Not Abe Lincoln stovepipe, but not far off.

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  16. Cornshucker77

    Cornshucker77 Call Me a Cab

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    Thanks Steve. It is a good looking hat, but I don't know if it looks good on me. :)
     
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  17. Steve1857

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    I thought you looked just dandy, Scott. Probably look even better in the right attire.

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  18. steur

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    Fantastic!
     
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  19. steur

    steur I'll Lock Up

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  20. Cornshucker77

    Cornshucker77 Call Me a Cab

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    Thanks Stefan. :)
     
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