This is the Genuine Article--a wool tweed deer stalker cap in a lovely tartan. Sherlock wore one like this while deducing obscure and extraordinary details to solve the crimes of Doctor Moriarity. All one needs is the trademark magnifying glass. (Black walnut handled with brass trim around the glass, I think)
The cap is in very good used condition; no rips, tears, smells. It's shape is good. It's never been wet or muddied--surprisingly. The Scottish plaid pattern is beautiful; black, gray, white, and a very small stripe of red. I would consider it a size medium. The interior is quilted, for warmth, and lined with a buff colored rayon.
From brim to brim, the hat is 12" long. The interior is 7" by 8" --the width of the hat at about 8". The maker's tag--Ross-- is still intact but there is no size notated. The original wearer probably removed that before wearing it. There is a 'Ross' clan in Scotland, but I've no idea if this hat was made by a member of that clan or if its plaid is associated with such clan. I looked up 'Ross' as hat makers in Scotland and couldn't find anything on the company. There is a British hat maker listed online; 'Christy's', This is a Ross, made in Scotland. The hat dates from the 1960s or early 70s. Please review the photos--they tell the tale. And please ask any questions. I'm happy to answer. Thank you for shopping with me on Ruby Lane.
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