The top hat is a type of chapeau worn prominently by men in the latter part of the 18th century up until around the middle part of the 20th century. Commonly seen as a symbol of the upper class, it is perhaps most notably observed as a symbol of Victorian age capitalists.
Mackey, in his Encyclopedia of Freemasonry says of hats, in general:
To uncover the head in the presence of superiors has been, among all Christian nations, held as a mark of respect and reverence. The Eastern nations uncover the feet when they enter a place of worship; the Western uncover the head. The converse of this is also true; and to keep the head covered while all around are uncovered is a token of superiority of rank or office. The king remains covered, the courtiers standing around him take off their hats.
This may be part of the meaning behind the Worshipful Master of the lodge wearing of a top hats.
Worshipful Master Top Hats
Deluxe, economical heavy gauge wool top hat. This elegant top hat has a slight flair in the top of its 6 1/2″ crown and a 2 1/2″ grosgrain hatband at the base. The 2 1/2″ gently curled brim is bound with 5/8″ grosgrain trim.
- 100% Other Fibers
- Hand Wash
- 7 inch high crown
- Bound edge finish to brim
- Genuine leather sweatband with gold stripe
- 2 inch brim
- 100 percent wool felt
- Genuine fur felt
- Satin lining
- 5 1/4 inch crown
A top hat inspired by an era when a hat was a staple in every mans wardrobe. Thoughtful design detail and quality craftsmanship created for men with distinctive style.
Traditional 100% black wool felt top hat with a 5¼ inch crown and black morning band.
This traditional gentlemen’s top hat is suitable for all formal events.
- Handcrafted in NYC, Worth & Worth Hatshop
- Composition: 100% Silk
- Hand-stitched brim binding
- Crown and hatband
- 5 ¼” crown and a 2 ½” rolled brim
This traditional homburg is made of royal deluxe fur felt. The crown is 4 1/2 inches tall and the brim is a curled 2 1/2 inch with a bound edge. This luxury headwear item is fully lined with a satin Stetson lining. The sheepskin sweatband is comfortable and soft. delivered in an individual Stetson box.
This traditional derby is made of royal deluxe fur felt. The crown is 4 inches tall and the brim is a curled 2 1/8 inch with a bound edge. This luxury headwear item is fully lined with a satin Stetson lining. The sheepskin sweatband is comfortable and soft. Delivered in an individual Stetson box.
The Mossant Reagan Homburg is the real deal. It has an elegant profile, is soft to the touch, and the way it sits on your head just feels amazing.
Christys’ London makes this traditional 100% genuine fur felt stiff black bowler dress hat with a 1 3/4 inch rolled brim, luxurious red stain lining, self grosgrain ribbon trim, and a fine leather sweatband. Imported from the UK.
Wool felt derby hat with 12 ligne grosgrain band, Stacy Adams silver pin, and feather
From Stetson’s Old West Collection. This style has been around for over 100 years! A little curl on this bound edge brim. Crown is 5 1/2 inches tall.
Western Cowboy Chapeaus
The finishing touch for your finest western outfit, the Stetson El Patron 30X fur low cowboy hat has a 4″ hat brim and 4 5/8″ cattleman crease hat crown. This classy fur felt western hat has a 1/2″ self band with three-piece buckle set embellished with four red stones.
As an icon in the western industry, tony lama brand products are known for their quality and craftsmanship. This low rodeo 3x wool blend hat features a 4 inch brim and a 3 piece buckle set with tony lama pin. This classic cowboy hat is handcrafted in the USA.