What a nice hat - wonderful vintage 40s style, but completely wearable today. It is in a light brown shade, a bit darker than camel. The crown is rather high with a bit of gathering along the front. The top of the hat dips in a bit. It has a mid sized brim that narrows to back. The crown is circled by a wide grosgrain ribbon that ends in one sided double bow in back. It is wool felt that has a somewhat longer nap than is usually seen with felt, making it soft and nicely fuzzy.
This had has a good deal of labeling, but the size label is missing. We estimate it's about a 21 as it runs a bit on the smaller side. The inside top of the hat is stamped "Empress" and "body made in Western Germany" There is also an affixed label that reads "Custom Made by Sally's; Darien Conn. The hat is in good condition without tears, moth bites, or stains. It does have a couple of small spots where shaping or just a good long rest on a proper hat form would improve some wrinkles that have worked their way in over the years.
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