Vintage 61cm Black Hunting Top Hat - Size 7&1/2 - Melusine (Not Silk) Top Hat - Herbert Johnson
Traditional Equestrian Heavyweight Gossamer Shell with Melusine Felt Covering. This Herbert Johnson Hunting Hat is in exceptional condition Suitable for Equestrian Style look or the Royal Enclosure Dress Code for Gentlemen during Royal Ascot week or for The Queen's Stand at the Epson Derby.
Made with a Similar Gossamer shell as a Silk Plush Top Hat, but covered in felt.
This Vintage Topper is in original wonderful condition with minimal signs of use and comes with original HJ Box.
The Hat can be further Polished (optional) to provide a higher shine and add to water resistant finish.
The Top Hat comes a velvet Fingermouse (TM) , hat brush and a new hatbox to keep the Hat in good condition. Antique Top Hat style and Vintage Top Hat traditional elegance. Fitting service is available when purchasing from our Workshop.
Hat Size: 61 cm = Size 7&1/2 UK = Size 7&3/8 US
Height Crown: 5 & 1/2 inch
Maker/Hatter Mark: Herbert Johnson
We have about 200 second hand vintage and antique silk top hats on show at our Workshop (By Appointment). Individual hat price will depend on the actual hat selected. Price varies on many factors including; Size, Height, Style and Condition.
Silk plush top hats have not been readily made new off the shelf for many decades; The Silk Plush (traditionally called Hatters Plush) used in their making was last believed to be produced commercially in bulk in France in the 1970ies. Silk Plush came in many different colours, most predominantly black though other colours were available historically and are very rare to find.
All measurements approx.
Not Safety headwear.