The street is a hard place to conduct business, but it’s a way of life you’ve become very good at keeping. Two coppers jingle in your pocket, but by the end of the day you’re determined to increase the lot to a gold or two. A good card game and a poor ol’ sap is all it takes.
On your way to your regular spot you pass a lovely lady in a fine dress. You may be a ruffian, but with your candid smile you give the lady a tip of your fanciful Top Hat. She looks flattered, which is a good distraction...because now you’ve got a silver to add to the copper in your pocket.
Epic Armoury’s full-grain quality leather costume Top Hat is handmade and embellished with a cotton canvas and leather band, held in place with glue, giving this interpretation of the 19th century fashion a rugged twist. The stitching around the edges and the stiff crown strengthen this hat’s structural stability, so with regular leather care you can expect Epic Armoury’s Top Hat to have a long lifetime. Use this Top Hat to create a steampunk statement or add some interest to your kit.
Available in Brown and Black, and sizes Small, Medium/Large, and X-Large.
- Also referred to as a “high hat” or “topper”
- Popular from the late 18th to mid 20th century
- Typically worn by upper class gentlemen after the 19th century and constructed using silk or expensive animal furs
- Made from natural, full-grain quality leather
- Straps and fittings made from natural, top-grain quality leather
- Stitching around edges strengthen structural stability and increase lifetime
- Colours dyed into material
- Handmade by qualified professionals. Measurements are approximations.
Natural leather products are very durable, but require regular maintenance with leather care products to stay flexible and to increase life-time. Make sure your leather products are kept dry when stored. Let wet leather dry naturally before treating. If frequently wet and dry, increase frequency of maintenance.
Clean by removing dirt with a hard brush, then gently rub on leather soap with a clean, damp cloth until the leather appears clean. Remove soap with a separate damp cloth to wipe away any soap residue and then use a dry cloth to wipe away any remaining water from the leather.
You should always condition leather after cleaning, since the soap will have removed some of its natural oils. Treat the leather with mink oil, olive oil, or beeswax polish with a clean cloth, gently rubbing a small amount of oil or polish in circles into the leather. Allow the leather to soak in the oil before wiping the leather with a final clean cloth to remove any excess residue.