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The Lost Style Of The Fancy Presidential Top Hat

Where have our proud traditions gone? Every president who was inaugurated up to LBJ wore a top hat. posted on

1. Many Presidents attended their inauguration wearing top hats.

2. It was good fashion.

3. And made you look badass.

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4. Even Kennedy wore one!

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5. Dapper.

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6. But then LBJ came along and ruined everything. No president since has worn a hat at all.

7. We’re here to change that.

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8. Forever.

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9. Carter could have stood taller in a top hat.

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10. Or even represented his home state.

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11. Reagan would have rocked one.

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12. Or even used a prop from “Bedtime for Bonzo.”

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13. H. W. Bush would have been stately looking.

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14. Or he could have a Mad Hatter look, who cares? He’s President.

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15. Clinton would have been handsome in a top hat.

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16. Or fabulous in one.

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17. Commander in Chief Bush.

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18. Or even time-traveling inventor Bush!

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19. President Obama please wear one on Monday!

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20. I’m sure your friend Aretha would approve.

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21. “Yes I do!”

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