Silent film from 1909 about a man who wears an outfit so stylish that he drives the town mad

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It is a snazzy outfit, tbf

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Apocryphal story, not sure if it’s associated with this:
https://sites.psu.edu/maupassionblog/2020/10/23/top-hat-riot/

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Obviously he needed stronger materials.

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Highlight for me was when the bride came out, dragging the groom, who would not let go. lol

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dat ending, whoa

I think it’s more a 1909 version of the story of Orpheus, myself. Though I think there are various references to fashion panics of the past - e.g. the slightly archaic top hat, the 18th century powdered face, his shoes with what appear to be Poulaine toes - which as far as I know fell out of favor in the 15th century and nothing similar appeared in the 20th until the '50s (in a much subdued version). (Either that, or they’re using archaic fashion to construct some imaginary, future ridiculous fashion.)

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That was my first thought as well!

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Reminds me of a video I recently saw.

Oh dear, I forgot :grimacing:

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