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About Top Hats

The Mad Hatter, Willy Wonka, Sherlock Holmes, and Monopoly's mascot, Rich Uncle Pennybags, all have one thing in common: a top hat. This unique accessory made Abraham Lincoln taller, makes Uncle Sam more flamboyant, and has added a new dimension to the acts of magicians around the world. Also called a high hat, stove-pipe hat, or topper, this tall hat with a broad brim was primarily worn by men from the end of the 18th century to the mid-20th century. In modern times, top hats are largely associated with stage magic, but they can sometimes be seen on the heads of hip-hop singers, wedding groomsmen, and high-school prom attendees. Many shoppers in need of style or stage props look to reliable sellers on eBay, whether they are searching for a brand new product or a vintage top hat. Men can choose from black hats in varied heights made from wool or silk, while women may lean toward a steampunk top hat fashioned from leather. Varied embellishments include buckles, plumes, metal studs, and cording for unique and trendy style. Affordable top hat prices and easy, one-click purchases make for a magical shopping experience.