1950s Maxcele Original Blue Velvet Close Hat

This sculpted hat is made from deep, rich, quality navy blue velvet and has a distinctly tailored look.....just perfect to wear with any vintage suit. It is wired for a nicely sculpted look. There is subtle detailing.....notice the velvet banding which is attractively sewn on the body of the hat....slightly curving to the front in a gentle point in the center of the hat. This banding is offset on the left side with a brilliant cardinal red square of velvet and a navy blue grosgrain ribbon segment which has been intentionally frayed on the end for a delightful and wistful effect! The inside of the hat is lined with navy blue silk grosgrain and has a navy grosgrain ribbon inner hatband. A little hat with a lot of style!

Condition: Very Good

The velvet is not faded and has very few pressure marks....the very slightest at the curved areas on the applied band detail....this is so slight that it would be very hard to note in the photos. I believe that someone probably wore a pin on the red velvet square, as you can see the faint indention of a pin and, also, there are tiny holes from where the pin pierced the red velvet. This may show in the close photo, but again, an issue that is slight and not glaring. The hat is in very clean condition.

Label: Maxcele Original, Paris, New York

The label, itself, is very pretty....complete with small gift package tied with a ribbon incorporated into the upper left side of the maker's label.

Size: None Present

The way this hat is made and wired it has a little bit of "spring" action and it hugs the wearer's head nicely.


Across the Hat, Front to Back: 8"

Inner Circumference: 18"

This seller is a proud member of The Costume Society of America (CSA) and The Vintage Fashion Guild (VFG).

Item ID: 447

Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Navy Blue, Size: 18"

$40 USD

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