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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 January 20, 2013, at 11:41 a.m. ET

Many Presidents attended their inauguration wearing top hats.

It was good fashion.

And made you look badass.

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Even Kennedy wore one!

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Dapper.

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

We're here to change that.

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Forever.

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Carter could have stood taller in a top hat.

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Or even represented his home state.

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Reagan would have rocked one.

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Or even used a prop from "Bedtime for Bonzo."

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H. W. Bush would have been stately looking.

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

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Clinton would have been handsome in a top hat.

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Or fabulous in one.

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Commander in Chief Bush.

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Or even time-traveling inventor Bush!

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President Obama please wear one on Monday!

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I'm sure your friend Aretha would approve.

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"Yes I do!"

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.