John F. Kennedy did not go hatless to his presidential inauguration in 1961. He arrived wearing a black cutaway morning coat, a gray vest, striped trousers and a silk top hat.

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Outgoing president Dwight D. Eisenhower wore a top hat as well, after catching grief for wearing a Homburg hat to his own inauguration in 1957.

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Lyndon Baines Johnson wore a gray fedora when he was inaugurated in 1965.

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Richard Nixon was the last president to wear a top hat to his inauguration.

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