The story of … the top hat

Payne, Alice (2014) The story of … the top hat. The Conversation.

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Abstract

Throughout the 19th century, the top hat was a mainstay of Victorian life: a man in a topper was well-to-do, respectable, a man of industry. But now the top hat is only a caricature of the upper class privilege it once represented. Its history traces a line through dandies, beavers, silk, and madness...

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ID Code: 90826
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: fashion, top hat, fashion history
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Textile and Fashion Design (120306)
Divisions: Past > Disciplines > Fashion
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 The Conversation Media Group Ltd
Deposited On: 27 Nov 2015 01:53
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2015 04:18

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