Want to go back to the 1850's? You can definitely do so with this top hat. This Shiny Black Top Hat, crown mesuring 8" deep , with dark colored hat band, lined inside, and brim 1-1/2", is a great hat for theatrics, costume parties, or just in the mood to dress differently. Made with 45% polyester and 55% cotton, the feel of the hat is suede and the quality of the hat will not let you down. If you are wanting the authentic feel of how the top was during the 1850's then this top hat will get you there. Also with the elastic band within the hat will ensure you have a close to perfect fit on your head so you will be comfortable. So the next time feel like dressing up in order to go back in time or performing in the theater don't forget to bring your very own top hat.