One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A man's tall cylindrical hat covered with black silk plush.
- ‘There were top hats, silk hats, bowler hats, stovepipe hats, chimney-pot hats - oh, and a couple of servants' caps.’
- ‘Of course, you'd have to pay for his silk hat and costume, but it would be extremely classy.’
- ‘It is related that as far back as the seventies he astonished his two professional companions in a walking tour of Surrey by setting out in silk hat and frock coat, his night attire being carried in a cardboard box.’
- ‘He infuriated his father when he wore a gray top hat to Ascot instead of a traditional black silk hat, unconsciously starting a new trend.’
- ‘He wore a soft silk hat that covered the top of one ear, and a most arrogant smile.’
- ‘He wore a furry silk hat, and the frequent substitution of twine and shoe-laces for buttons, apparent at critical points of his costume, marked a man essentially bachelor.’
- ‘The song lyrics then remind us that Frosty was made of snow which came to life after some children found a silk hat that is assumed to be ‘magic’.’
- ‘He once turned up at Buckingham Palace in a fawn raincoat, woollen gloves and an old silk hat.’
- ‘For this film the Hollywood icon wore a dark green silk hat trimmed with beads.’
- ‘A musical interlude uses ‘Funniculi Funicula’ to tell a story of a silk hat and a box of chocolates.’
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