The top hat originated from the 18th century and was recognised as a status symbol for British gentlemen. Today they are worn all over the globe especially for occasions like weddings and Royal Ascot.This is the crème de la crème of top hats. The Christys' Melusine top hat has been carefully hand made out of luxury fur felt, and has been polished giving it that extra sheen. It is fully lined in white satin, and there is a thick outer black Melton wool mourning band. A beautiful hat that you will have forever.Hat Details:- Crown Measures 5 1/4 inches- Hand Made- Genuine Fur Felt- Genuine Leather Sweatband Hat Sizing:Sized in centimetres - 56cm to 60cm available.