The Dobbs Charcoal Fur Felt Fedora Hat is part of Dobbs' Golden Coach collection - the highest quality of felt offered by Dobbs. A product of fine American craftsmanship, the Jet features a short (i.e. "stingy") brim, classic pinch crown, 20-ligne hat band and side bow with the traditional side pin. It appears to have been barely worn if that. The hat box is in nice condition. So if you looking for an impressive Fedora then this one is for you. Shipping is more because of the Hat Box and it goes in a bigger box.
Another thing that marked a fine hat was a sort of decorative cotton tape slotting. This slotting usually took up the back third of the sweatband. By slotting, I mean that little slots of leather were stamped out and a 1/8 inch or smaller cotton twill tape was interwoven through the slots giving the hat’s sweatband a fancier look.
Has The Original Hat Box
4" Pinch Crown
1 7/8" Underwelt Snap Brim
Has a guilt edge
Inside measurements is 22 & 1/2"
100% Genuine Fur Felt
20-Ligne Grosgrain Ribbon Hat Band w/ Side Bow
Dobbs Coach Side Pin
One more offering from the 1960s that carried over into post-HCA production was the Golden Coach model.
While the company featured Dobbs’ name, it was almost certainly the brainchild of John Cavanagh and Robert A. Holmes. Cavanagh usually took the credit, but considering the integral role Holmes played in the company’s marketing, and that the entire idea of Dobbs & Co. was built around a marketing scheme, Holmes should probably be equally credited. Dobbs & Co. served several purposes at once for C&K. First, it gave them a retail outlet of their own in New York City
The new Dobbs Fifth Avenue store was an integral part of this plan, coupled with the mass merchandising campaign in New York City, and in any city that had a Dobbs agency. Dobbs Fifth Avenue was designed to “establish the Dobbs hat in the consciousness of the well-dressed New Yorker and all that Fifth Avenue means to the outside world…to impress the dealers throughout the country with this acceptance by these fashion dictators, and… to demonstrate to these dealers a set of radically different hat merchandising methods
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