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Top It Off With A Hat!

Dusty Hill is known for his guitar skills, but he’s also identified by his eccentric style – wearing high-crown hats like Stetsons, boaters, fedoras …and of course, top hats.

January 1, 2024

Dusty Hill is known for his guitar skills, but he’s also identified by his eccentric style – wearing high-crown hats like Stetsons, boaters, fedoras …and of course, top hats. Julien’s Auctions is currently offering a variety of top hats that were once part of Dusty Hill’s personal collection.

Designed in the late 18th century, top hats were worn by men to reflect their wealth and position in society. Abraham Lincoln, who was 6 foot 4, wore the hat to stand out even taller, underlining the hat’s assertive nature and design. Over time, the entertainment industry reshaped the perception of the top hat, making it into a stylish stage accessory. Quite a few musicians have adopted the top hat as part of their wardrobe, including Duke Ellington, Bob Dylan, Alice Cooper, Stevie Nicks, Slash, Shania Twain, and others.

If you’re on the hunt for a distinct vintage accessory, there are several Dusty Hill lots to bid on: a Tress London beaver fur top hat; a leather top hat with an embellished band; and a black felt top hat decorated with feathers, beading, and metal accents. These bold items carry the personality of Dusty Hill and the music he created!

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