Rosegear Top Hat

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 Wear this Steampunk Vibe hat for men or women. Be presentable in any Steampunk meeting and elate those around you with your wares. 

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A top hat, high hat, cylinder hat or topper is a tall, flat-crowned hat for men traditionally associated with formal wear in Western dress codes, meaning white tie, morning dress or frock coat. The top hat, traditionally of black silk or sometimes grey, came about perhaps inspired by the capotain, and replaced the tricorne associated with the justaucorps tailcoats in Western fashion by the end of 18th century. It has remained a formal fashion accessory ever since. A collapsible variant of a top hat is known as an opera hat.

During the 19th century and early 20th century, it was the daily formal wear hat of choice for the upper and middle classes. This went on until the 1920s which saw widespread introduction of informal wear with suits and less formal hats such as bowler hats, homburg hats and fedoras also in established society. After World War II, white tie, morning dress and frock coats along with their counterpart the top hat started to become confined to high society, politics and international diplomacy, including at United States presidential inaugurations, the last being worn at the inauguration of John F. Kennedy in 1961. Following the counterculture of the 1960s, its use declined further along with the disuse also of daily informal hats by men.

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