Seen in manga, anime, and movies, but rarely in real life, the top hat was traditionally worn by upper class gentlemen as part of everyday fashion. Put on to match dress coats or morning coats, it’s become the most prominent hat of formal wear. Even now when hardly anyone wears it, it still gives off the gentlemanly image, doesn’t it? Plus, how it’s used in magicians’ acts as a prop from which a hat, a handkerchief, or even a bird comes out is the subject of many illustrations. So that’s what we’ve got today for you-- illustrations with characters donning top hats!