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Top Hat

1950s-1960s (made)
Place of origin

Black silk plush top hat.

Object details

Object type
Materials and techniques
Silk plush
Brief description
Silk plush top hat, made by James Lock & Co., London, 1950s-1960s
Physical description
Black silk plush top hat.
DimensionsCould not be measured; bagged up due to possible toxic hazard from elements used in hatting process
Production typeReady to wear
Object history
Made by Lock & Co., Hatters, St. James's Street, London.
Worn by Bunny Rogers, a flamboyant dandy of the post-war period, who was a particular proponent of the Neo-Edwardian style of the late 1940s and 1950s.

Acquired as part of a grouping of his clothing by the Museum in 1998.
Attribution note: Made by hatmaker's, probably fully pre-made before
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Record createdMay 21, 2007
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