This simple yet elegant black cloche hat is made with a hat body from Henry Pollak.

It is wool in a close dome shape with a slash of an arrow across the front with a large bow for accent.


100% wool


Henry Pollak, inc

New York

This is not marked as mohair, but has the long fibers of mohair, and is very very soft.


21 and 5/8" around petersham ribbon

14.75" from edge to edge and front to back up and over the rounded crown

Bow is 6.5" across

Arrow is 8.5" from center of bow to tip

Excellent condition

We have lightened the images to show the details better, especially the last photo. This is a deep, dark, rich black, it is not "washed out" at all.

About Henry Pollak, written by his great grandson, and posted to the delightful blog “The Hat Detective”:

"Henry Pollak was my great grandfather and is also the name of my dad. In 1897, the original Henry Pollak left Italy with his brother to seek their fortune and opportunity in Japan- which had been closed to outsiders for centuries. They became successful exporting straw braid to the headwear community in Europe and in America. In 1917, my great grandfather and his wife moved to New York and started importing hat bodies and braids from around the world. Henry Pollak Inc. was incorporated in N.Y. in 1917. Domestic manufacturers of hat bodies required country of origin stamps inside of the crown of the hat bodies in the middle of the 20th century. Our hat bodies came from all over the world. That is why so many wool and fur felt hats are marked with the “Henry Pollak” stamp. My family sold the raw hat bodies to the milliners – but they were never designers or producers of finished hats. Most of the hat designers (Halston, Adolfo, Frank Olive , Suzanne Dache, etc) used our hat bodies. It is ironic that the name that survived in the hats is the name “Henry Pollak”- who did not design hats at all!"

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