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With a knockout silhouette, this hat is a great choice for vintage clothing aficionados. It is in vintage mint condition.
Featuring a label that reads Coronet, Fifth Avenue New York, the hat is made from felted wool.
With a style that is slightly suggestive of American Western designs, this vintage hat is dated to circa 1960. The trim that appears to be leather is actually naugahyde...an early faux leather that was considered the finest and most high tech fiber for about 20 years beginning at this time. It would have been quite the talk to have a hat trimmed with this back in that day.
During the early 1960s, naugahyde was used extensively in furnishings as well as in fashion. In a marketing campaign, the amusing claim was that this faux leather actually came from the animal called a Nauga. Eventually, this became an urban myth and many people actually believed Naugas existed.
When in fact, this trim is very exacting in its look and now would be considered "Green" and highly fashionable since no animals were harmed to create this wonderful, stylish vintage hat!
This hat should fit sizes 21 to 22 or 53.5 to 56 cm. Please note that it is a tight fit on a size 22 or 56 cm. If you have concerns, please inquire prior to purchase.
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••••PLEASE NOTE: All items sold through The Gilded Griffin will come to you beautifully packaged…fully insured and with delivery confirmation.
••••Until the moment your purchase is packaged, all items have been stored in a museum-like, carefully controlled environment free from storage odors, cigarette or other fumes and are free of moths and dust. These items come from a professional collection and most all items are in an exceptional level of condition, considered vintage excellent through vintage mint condition.
••••Most hats and other millinery related items in The Gilded Griffin’s inventory come from stock used as research materials used for an upcoming book written by this shops’s owner, which covers the history of the US millinery industry. Please read the About Us section and be sure to Subscribe to The Gilded Griffin for updates of every kind related to this shop. The Gilded Griffin is an active member with the Costume Society of America. The CSA is known for academic excellence towards the continuing research and conservation of antiquarian clothing/costume and textiles.
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