Toppers Unite

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

  1. Cornshucker77

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    Thanks Steve. Probably would look better with a proper set of clothes. :)
     
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  2. Steve1857

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    That top hat looks very top quality, Scott. As Stefan said, they were often worn higher on the head back in the day, so you shouldn't worry too much about the smaller size. Just enjoy you've got a piece of history

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  3. Steve1857

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    Here's my recently purchased early 1900s silk top hat worn high, Scott. Oh, how it pinches, but I'm so glad I have it in my collection [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  4. alanfgag

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    Excellent! I have yet to find a top hat that feels great on my head.
     
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  5. Cornshucker77

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    You look great Steve. Maybe it's my self perception, but a former farm kid from Nebraska (me) in a Topper just doesn't look quite right. I'm better suited for Cowboy hats. :)
     
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  6. @Cornshucker77 Maybe you need to accessorize the hat until you're comfortable.

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  7. Steve1857

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    And you look so good in them, Scott. However, you didn't look wrong in your top hat either. You're right though, it's all about perception.

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  8. Cornshucker77

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    Ha, thanks.
     
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  9. Cornshucker77

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    You might be right Bob. I would look great at a Big and Rich concert!! :)
     
  10. Steinbockhase

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    First time I've seen such unique forehead air-vents on a top hat; looks like a tin plate inlay?
    Very good looking topper in astounding good condition.
     
  11. alanfgag

    alanfgag

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    Thank you... first time for me as well. Not sure of the material. I had thought leather, but it might well be metal. I haven't poked it for a better guess...
     
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  12. Steve1857

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    This one arrived today. Far too small, but I knew it would be. I bought it because of its historic interest.

    Hard to date, but probably inter war years somewhere between the 1920s and the late 1930s.

    Silk top hat, missing its ribbon, and no silk binding on the brim.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  13. Steve1857

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    Originally sold at the still existant Petitgas hat shop in midtown Copenhagen, founded in 1857, the same year as Borsalino.

    The coat of arms suggest it was made in the City of London, but that might be what the maker wants you to think.

    Nice touch were the original coat of arms helmet from a knight's suit of armour has been changed to a top hat.

    It came with a non original brush and strange looking polishing key ring pad.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  14. Steinbockhase

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    Very nice; too bad you can't wear it.
    Such Toppers in good condition are hard to find above size 57 cm; and then they get very expensive.
     
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