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Belfry John Bull - Theater Quality Wool Top Hat


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Black
  • Wool Felt Body
  • 2" Grosgrain Hat Band
  • 2 1/2" Brim Width
  • 6 1/2" Flanged Crown
  • Grosgrain Bound Rolled Brim

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This deluxe, heavy gauge wool top hat is about as close to time traveling as it gets. The top hat, invented in 1797 by a man named John Hetherington, created great controversy and chaos in the streets of London the first time it was worn in public by the man himself. The top hats were not popular until the early 1800's and then they became a status symbol for men of business and high society. 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. Our quality 100% wool topper is a wonderful touch to your formal attire. The Belfry Basics Collection is akin to the woman's little black dress. This grouping of hats quantifies hundreds of years of traditional headwear. From the vintage English Derby to the staple black men's fedora, these hats represent everything headwear has ever stood for.

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    Very well made.
    fryguy
    This hat fit my son and in all respects is as advertised.
    Rosemary
    It fit perfectly and the quality was amazing.
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    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Stitchie on November 17, 2011
    This hat has been around in my school theater's costume department for years now, we just used it for our actor playing Ebenezer Scrooge, and it's still looking crisp and clean. A very professional look and sturdy craftsmanship... been dropped I don't know how many times and still fine, though I would still warn that these can get pretty dinged up without proper care and storage. Also very comfy and well-fitting on just about everyone who has tried it on, almost didn't want to put it back again.
    While it's a beautiful hat and effective for our character costuming, I don't think I'd personally pay for this as a costume or formal dress piece beyond the theater or very special events. It all depends on how much money you're willing to pay for the good quality offered here.
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    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Michael on November 20, 2012
    Color Name: BlackSize Name: X-Large Verified Purchase
    The first thing to note about this hat is that it's built to last. This thing is a tank. I'm sure one could go about ruining it, but you'd really have to try.

    Second, although the hat fit they give is spot on (I'm a 7 1/2, so I ordered an XL) it is HUGE! Almost comically so. Mad hatter is not an exaggeration, the top of the hat easily sits 3-4 inches above the top of my head. Definitely not a subtle look.

    As an added bonus, it's made here in the states. I didn't think it was possible, but lo and behold, I can proudly buy American.
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. K. Watkins on February 8, 2013
    Color Name: BlackSize Name: Large Verified Purchase
    Just received my top hat. It's awesome, everybody should have at least 1.
    This is not an overpriced novelty costume piece, it is a real top hat made out of real felt. None of that flimsy plastic crap you find at Party City or similar shops.
    If you're looking to put together some type of period costume that requires a top hat this is a great place to start.
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    5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By shaxmitra on August 7, 2012
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    Amazon calculated a delivery time between Thursday, August 16, 2012 and Friday, August 31, 2012 after I had purchased the item. I needed it way before estimated time. I then contacted the seller with the newly discovered problem. The seller immediately replied, and was very helpful in speeding up the delivery time. the package was ordered August 02 and collected at the postal office in my country August 07. Very satisfied with the seller. Hat feels a little light, but comfortable to have on the head. You will actually forget about wearing the hat after some time. It fits, but a little smaller in size (diameter) than the size guide showed and from what I expected. Thanks for a nice hat and good service.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 19, 2012
    Color Name: BlackSize Name: Large Verified Purchase
    Please let me first start by saying this hat is made in the USA!! The quality and craftsmanship is Beautiful and the design is whimsical and delightful. The customer service has been wonderful at helping me get the right size. I would buy ANY of their products again and again!
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lisa on December 10, 2012
    Color Name: BlackSize Name: Medium Verified Purchase
    These top hats were wonderful for a late afternoon wedding outside. The quality was top notch. They tended to run a bit small in size. We had to return for a larger size but the turn a round time & service was great!
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By dp taylor on September 3, 2014
    Color Name: BlackSize Name: Medium Verified Purchase
    thought my head was bigger than it is, like thinking i have more brains than i actually do. ordered wrong size! thanks to the people at Belfry Hats it ended well. they handled the problem professionally and extremely fast. i sent back the hat i ordered and received the write size hat in less than a week. i love the hat. been wearing beaver skin top hat for years. it is very old and it is beginning to fall apart. i didn't think i could find a good replacement until i found this store. though it is not beaver the hat is top quality wool felt and is made beautifully. feels that it is made as sturdy and made with the same excellence of standards as my 100 year old hat that originally came from Marshall Fields & Company in Chicago. So in the end it is a great finish in every sense! I would certainly recommend this product to anyone. For the price you won't find a better deal.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John Niesen on May 12, 2014
    Color Name: BlackSize Name: X-Large Verified Purchase
    Other reviews touting quality were correct. This isn't a flimsy costume piece. It can be worn with tux and/or topcoat and be part of the sophisticated ensemble. The box came quite crushed, but it crushed around the tall area; the hat was unharmed. Perhaps packaging could be better to prevent this moment of terror upon receipt? Contact with the company was most gracious to ensure delivery in time. All-in-all, a satisfying experience.
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