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The Enormous Top Hat Trend Of The ’90s Was Incredibly Bad

29 January 2014 No Comment

It’s time to own up to the fact that we all wore Dr. Seuss hats at some point during the ’90s.

Here's a relic from a 1996 issue of Seventeen magazine, reporting that Cat in the Hat style hats were all the rage with teens. It was the unfortunate truth.

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I would know. I had one.

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The goofy hat trend began showing up in raver culture in the early '90s.

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According to this article on the “ultrafunky” fashions of ravers, Dr. Seuss top hats ranked among the “most awesome” styles, “usually saved for nighttime parties.”

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And the striped Dr. Seuss look became a staple of the New York Club Kid scene. Even the New York Times picked up on the trend in 1992.

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From a 1992 New York Times article: “Dr. Seuss's 'The Cat in the Hat' is to today's hat makers what Franz Lehar's The Merry Widow' was to milliners of 1910. Some of the amazing hats being worn these days in Greenwich Village, with almost yard-high crowns, resemble Dr. Seuss's stovepipe creation. These lightweight cotton creations with wired brims are sold at street fairs and Village boutiques.”

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