Opera hat

Department Store Brooks Brothers American

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An opera hat was requisite headwear with elegant white-tie formal ensemble. The hat's collapsible feature is for convenience when wearing the hat to the opera or theater; it could be more easily held or checked during the performance. Brooks Brothers was founded by Henry Sands Brooks in New York in 1818 as Brooks Clothing Company and offered both ready-made and custom clothing for men.

Opera hat, Brooks Brothers (American, founded 1818), silk, American

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