English Bowler Hat by G.A. Dunne of Piccadilly Circus LondonEnglish Bowler Hat by G.A. Dunne of Piccadilly Circus LondonEnglish Bowler Hat by G.A. Dunne of Piccadilly Circus LondonEnglish Bowler Hat by G.A. Dunne of Piccadilly Circus LondonEnglish Bowler Hat by G.A. Dunne of Piccadilly Circus LondonEnglish Bowler Hat by G.A. Dunne of Piccadilly Circus LondonEnglish Bowler Hat by G.A. Dunne of Piccadilly Circus London

A very smart Bowler of Derby hat made by G.A. DUNN & Co of Piccadilly Circus, Oxford St. London. In really 'spiffingly good' condition! The crown circumference is 23 inches. We found a folded letter under the head band which has a date stamp of February 1936 so suggest the hat dates to the 1920's-30's.
Dunn & Co. was founded in 1887 by George Arthur Dunn, a Quaker, who started by selling hats on the streets of Birmingham. Forty years later he had two hundred hat shops and as many franchises in other stores. These gradually developed into a string of High Street stores specialising in formal wear, especially suits, blazers, tweed sports jackets and flannels.
The company was a stalwart of the British High Street, but found it increasingly difficult to remain relevant in the fast changing retail environment of the 1980s: as new and innovative retailers opened up. The group trading started showing serious problems in 1991, with nearly forty shops being sold to Hodges, a private Welsh group which kept the Dunn & Co. name going. In 1994 a majority stake was sold to venture capitalists CinVen, who appointed Anthony Phillips and Jim Bellingham to run the chain.

Item ID: 12954


Gender: Unisex, Age Group: Adult, Color: BLACK, Size: MEDIUM

English Bowler Hat by G.A. Dunne of Piccadilly Circus London

$175 USD

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