About Top Hats
The top hat was invented in the nineteenth Century, it was a development of the squatter earlier riding hat. Originally covered in beaver fur, in the 19th Century silk plush was invented and became more widely used.
Top hats intended for riding generally have flatter more curled brims at each side.
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