This elegant top hat by Ferrecci will add timeless style to any outfit. Constructed of 100-percent wool felt, this hat is finished with grosgrain ribbon trim and a feather accent. Within twenty years top hats had become popular with all social classes, with even workmen wearing them. At that time those worn by members of the upper classes were usually made of felted beaver fur, while those worn by working men were made of rabbit fur; the generic name “stuff hat” was applied to hats made from fur. The hats became part of the uniforms worn by policemen and postmen (to give them the appearance of authority); since these people spent most of their time outdoors, their hats were topped with black oilcloth.