Collection Online
Tooled leather top hat
leather, wire, polyester
84.0 cm (outer circumference) 23.5 cm (height) 25.0 cm (width)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
label, inner lining, black polyester on white polyester: N / RICHARD / NYLON
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 2003
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Professor AGL Shaw AO Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Men's leather top hat made from fine strips of tooled and hand cut leather. Forming a pattern of separate bands rising up around the circumference of plaited, stamped and brogued pieces. The small brim is decorated with a brogued border and upturned at the sides, while the crown features a flat peak. The entire hat is assembled on a wire frame.