Beautiful late 1950's to early 1960's royal and navy blue straw beret or pillbox hat. Body is a dark navy blue straw with the bumper brim edging. Crown is wrapped in a wide ribbon of royal blue satin which creates a huge front overlap which extends to each side. Interior is finished with a navy petersham ribbon, side placement combs plus an elastic band.
Inner circumference is 19 inches.
Lovely condition showing no wear or age. The only issue to mention is at one time there was a face veiling which has been removed.
Label is a store label of L. S. Ayres & Co.
L. S. Ayres and Co. was an Indianapolis department store founded in 1872. Known for women's fashions and their Tea Room. Operated until 2006 at which time it was acquired by Macy's Midwest.
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