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Inauguration Attire: Bring Back The Top Hat! (Slideshow)

02/07/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Once upon a time, when men were elected to the highest office in the land, they marked their first day in that office, otherwise known as the Inauguration, by wearing the most formal accessory in the land: the top hat.

Through photographic research we determined that the last inaugural top hat was worn by Kennedy in 1961 (the only hat at the 1965 ceremony was worn by Lady Bird)... and we think it is high time this elegant tradition came back. Do you agree?

(Photos from AP and Getty)

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