The top hat is the famous hat, typical of the nineteenth and the early part of the twentieth century, which is nowadays mostly worn with formal suits.
The top hat was a huge success in the late nineteenth century. The first top hat was produced using the felt, usually made from beaver fur, which was later replaced by the silk .
One of the most popular versions of the top hat, especially in the United States in the nineteenth century, is the stovepipe hat, popularized by Abraham Lincoln. This type of cylinder is completely straight and there is no difference in the circumference between the central part and the end.
At the beginning of the twentieth century the top hat gradually became unfashionable, as it began to take popularity the bowler hats and soft felt hats, much more comfortable to wear and easier to produce, and the top hat begun to be seen as something exclusive, usually associated with the upper classes or to dandyism.
With the end of the First World War it became increasingly rare to wear it in everyday clothing, then return in the period following the end of the Second World War, and nowadays it still continued to be used, although purely in formal clothing, remaining a symbol of elegance and refinement as it originally was.
Whether you want to get a nice and special look for a wedding, or you want to use it for an event or special occasion, the top hat is a precious detail that should be combined in the right way to right suit.
Let see how:
Unlike what happened during the “boom” of the top hat, the occasions to wear it nowadays are very rare and are limited in particular to the ceremonies, especially weddings, the day when the most elegant grooms wish to complete their look by wearing the top hat!
What is sure is that you won’t be unnoticed, and it is precisely for this reason that the top hat must be well matched to the suit!
So the perfect outfits which match it are always models like the tight and tails, while, for example , is not recommended with the smoking.
The Archetipo Maison, with its wonderful creations Cleofe Finati, togrther with the top hat proposes the addition of all the accessories, including buttons, handkerchief, plastron, waistcoats and stick, in order to ensure an elegant and imopressive total look!