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The top hat

Walking home on Saturday night, this couple passed me, and the guy was wearing the most amazing top hat. Continuing my walk home I kept thinking on top hats – how awesomely cool they are and how sad it is that they just disappeared out of our everyday wardrobe. So, this will be my attempt (the first of many) to encourage the top hat’s comeback.

The top hat “is a tall, flat-crowned, broad-brimmed hat”, which stayed in fashion for over 200 years, from the mid 18th to the mid 20th century.

They come in various colors and made from various materials, but they all have in common that they look smashing and can put the umph in any outfit.

Did you know that the Jรคgers in the Russian Imperial Army wore top hats as part of their uniforms for nine years? That’s so lovely! If I ever go to war (which, yeah, I can totally see happening) I want my enemies to wear top hats. There’s nothing wrong in fighting with style, darling.

Now, if my post can’t convince you, maybe some of these fabulous people can:

Glamour boy Anthony Eden


The glorious Helena

Henry James

Dior couture 2010

Marlene Dietrich


And of course, the ever lovely, ever mad, hatter

Love, Hanna



4 responses

  1. Actually, fighting with style can be quite dangerous. In fact, it can be mortal, as seen in WW1. The French troops, not prepared for the modern, German artillery, wore their traditional (quite smashing) red kepi (army hat), trousers and a blue coat. Thinking they would fight “au pied” with bayonets, they were in fact walking targets and were slaughtered from afar by the German forces and their machine guns. They quite quickly changed their uniforms to a less conspicuous blueish-grey colour.

    That’s all for today’s history lesson. ๐Ÿ™‚
    PS: Top hats rule.

    September 14, 2011 at 7:57 pm

  2. That’s quite interesting, Maja! I shall refrain from fighting with style. However, I do still wish that my enemies do so ๐Ÿ˜‰

    September 14, 2011 at 9:34 pm

  3. Yay, quite interesting! Can I snuggle Alan Davies, now? :]

    September 15, 2011 at 11:49 am

  4. Get to it! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    September 15, 2011 at 6:39 pm

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