Do you know the story of the first Top Hat public appearance?
In January 1797, a certain Hetherington appeared in the streets of London. The hat maker walked along the thoroughfare wearing a top hat in the shape of a stovepipe. According to a newspaper account, “passersby panicked at the sight. Several women fainted, children screamed, dogs yelped, and an errand boy’s arm was broken when he was trampled by the mob.” So Hetherington was taken to court for wearing “a tall structure having a shining luster calculated to frighten timid people.” The hat maker relied in his defence on the right of every Englishman to place what he wanted on his head.The London newspaper, The Times, wrote the following day: "Hetherington's hat points to a significant advance in the transformation of dress. Sooner or later, everyone will accept this headwear. We believe that both the court and the police made a mistake here."
Effectively short after the top hat was adopted by the Dandys and the rest is history: there has never been a more sophisticated and dominating hat in fashion than the top hat.
Le Grand Hat is an invention that combines headgear from two different eras: the street style baseball cap and the classic top hat
We have partnered with an amazing manufacturer who proudly boasts the most advanced level of quality headwear on the market and who is ready to take the challenge producing this unusual cap.
We have been working hard as well as investing personal funding in this project, and it feels great to have the final prototype in our hands!
We just need one more thing: you guys! Our fund raising goal is $3500, if we can do this we will be able to pay for the first batch of Le Grand hat and deliver this soon to be fashion icon to you and the world!
"Le Grand" is a high-end premium quality hat, made of 100% cotton twill, with great attention to details.We guarantee you that once in your hands your will really feel the difference.
We expect Le Grand to become a new fashion standard and we want to develop a real line, with different colors and materials, logos, etc... Our dream would be to create luxury models as well as possibly working with a sports league!
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A special Thanks to Brian, Marcin, Kenny, Jessa, and Katie.
Risks and challenges
As a project manager I have completed dozens of complex projects: It is this experience that allows one some insight into possible snags that may occur beforehand. As this is my first time working in this particular medium with this distinct manufacturer, I hope to tackle any challenges with the same force as I am used to.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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