Posts Tagged ‘top hat’


What is tattoo Tuesday about?

January 14, 2014

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In addition to tattoo Tuesday, it is also Top Hat Day.  Here is a little history from Wikipedia:

According to fashion historians, the top hat may have descended directly from the sugarloaf hat; otherwise it is difficult to establish provenance for its creation. Gentlemen began to replace the tricorne with the top hat at the end of the 18th century; a painting by Charles Vernet of 1796, Un Incroyable, shows a French dandy (one of the Incroyables et Merveilleuses) with such a hat. The first silk top hat in England is credited to George Dunnage, a hatter from Middlesex, in 1793.[5] The invention of the top hat is often erroneously credited to a haberdasher named John Hetherington.

There is are a lot of other interesting “facts” onWiki.

Also, here is a nod to the 1935 Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers film, Top Hat.

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