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post #1 of 30
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There is a wonderful hatter using silk plush to make men's silk top hats to the quality of the late 1800's. This is the top hat I am going to have made.

http://www.silktophats.eu/0057-pure-silk-top-hat-2009

It will be perfect for work with full morning dress as I now work blocking, refurbishing, and selling men's hats in Northern California at Hat Guys.

I just thought I would let you guys know that you can now again have a silk plush top hat made for you after 40+ years.
post #2 of 30
I have a pretty big funny-shaped head. Does anyone know where I can get a decent silk topper?
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post #4 of 30
Tibor, isn't silk shag different from silk plush, though?

He does have a number of nice used hats...what do you know about him?


- B
post #5 of 30
I'm not paying four hundred and fifty quid for a hat. I could get a car for that.

They have them on ebay. I might see if I can find a tape measure that'll go all the way round this head of mine.
post #6 of 30
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
Tibor, isn't silk shag different from silk plush, though?

He does have a number of nice used hats...what do you know about him?


- B

I think you are right. I sometimes hear it used as slang for plush. I will correct it to avoid confusion Thank you..
I have ordered one 1890's top hat from him. It is like getting to wear a masterpeice from the NY Metropolitan Museum of Art on your head.
post #7 of 30
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Next week I will order 0057. I should get to wear it allot for work and going out.
post #8 of 30
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Next week I will order 0057. I should get to wear it allot for work and going out.

For 590 pounds, you'd want to wear it a lot!

I enjoy wearing suits, but frankly, I would really struggle to dress formally enough to wear a top hat. To my mind, it would probably require a three-piece suit, shirt with detachable collar, fob watch and watch-chain and quite a bit else to really do justice to the hat.
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I enjoy wearing suits, but frankly, I would really struggle to dress formally enough to wear a top hat. To my mind, it would probably require a three-piece suit, shirt with detachable collar, fob watch and watch-chain and quite a bit else to really do justice to the hat.

Maybe if you were also wearing a very formal overcoat it could work, but with the outfit you describe, a homburg would be better. A top hat really demands a coat with tails.
post #10 of 30
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Maybe if you were also wearing a very formal overcoat it could work, but with the outfit you describe, a homburg would be better. A top hat really demands a coat with tails.

Agree. I wear my Homburg with my dark suits and dark overcoats and it's plenty formal. A top hat would be a bit much.
post #11 of 30
I will confess there's little practical use for a top hat, although I'd love to have one. Like others, I find that a homburg satisfies all my formalish requirements (which are largely self-imposed, anyway).
post #12 of 30
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Luckily I work blocking, steaming and selling hats, so full morning dress is encouraged at work. Although a simple dark suit and fedora is usually the norm.
post #13 of 30
No one wears top hats.
post #14 of 30
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Its certainly rare but I do. I have 1930's Hawkes morning coat coming as well to go with the top hat.
post #15 of 30
I think the best silk used to come from france. Didn't the last firm making it fold in the 50s.
Maybe RJman can weigh in on this.
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