Can be worn to Royal Enclosure as part or Royal Ascot Dress Code for Gentlemen or in The Queen's Stand at the Epson Derby a collapsible is great if travelling as can be collapsed and stored in closed position for reduced size in transport.
Exceptional Condition Large Black Silk Hat, with a Leather sweatband. As vintage these are unique each hat has it's own history. Unlike a rigid top hat a Collapsible hat cannot be heated and reshaped to your head size, so the shape measurement inside the hat are important when trying to fit.
Note: Couple of light spots of foxing on Tip, and two rubbing streaks/marks on the top of the brim either side at front. Name written in Tip Label in Biro. See photos.
Tip Label / Makers Mark: E Lanne
Height: 5 & 1/4 Inches
Hatband Width: 1 Inches
Inside Length: 8 Inches
Inside Width: 6 & 3/4 Inches
Also great as a Magician's Top Hat used as a Magic Top Hat (Magic not included!).
Traditionally Black collapsible would be worn with evening dress code (such as going to Opera in White tie, where it got the name "Opera Hat") and grey collapsible with day dress code.
- All measurements are Approximate
- As a vintage used item, hats may show some signs of wear and use.
- Tip Label / Makers Mark may not be exact as not all marking in hats are easily legible.
Country of Origin:Germany
Height:5 & 1/4