Abraham Lincoln: helluva guy. The 13th Amendment, the First Transcontinental Railroad—he brought a whole lot of good to this country.
And, as it’s his birthday, we’d like to celebrate his most noteworthy attribute, an unwavering enthusiasm for inordinately tall headwear.
Herewith, the eight top hats to consider.»
via Fashion Gone Rogue Top Hat: An updated guide to the style of Fred Astaire, if he’d lived in modern times. Apparently, he would have developed quite a taste for Italian shoes. [ Esquire] The Scissormen: A 20-minute film about an old-school barbershop in North Carolina. Seems they’ve got a pretty good house band. [ Open Culture] The Geometry of the Southwest: The history of the Navajo print—it has more to do with the Pueblo tribe than the Navajo. [ Wax Wane]
Mr. Elkann Strikes Back: Oh, and here’s some pictures of Lapo Elkann pulling off an incredibly flashy suit, surrounded by Ferraris. [ Driven]
This morning’s snap comes from Gilded Age’s latest fall/winter lookbook, which apparently takes place backstage at a traveling menswear circus. Just a bunch of guys, playing poker and wearing top hats, no big deal.