Foldable Top Hat!

Also from the collection at Brede Værk (just north of Copenhagen) – a SIDE-FOLDING collapsible top hat! Has anybody seen one of these before? I’d love to know of others if you know of any collections that has one.


Black menswear in glass cases – the curse of people trying to photograph museums displays.


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  1. I am currently writing my MA dissertation on men’s collapsible hats, there are several examples in collections in the UK (V&A, Bath, and Snowhill Wade), and a patent taken out in 1849 for a side folding hat that had a frame (all of the ones I have seen so far in the UK are simply made of one piece of felt).

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