Vintage beret from the late 1940's to early 1950's. Body is black velvet styled with a little upturn in the front and 2 underneath points to keep it upturned. On the back is an array of rhinestone buttons shaped in a V which I believe indicates victory which was a common theme after WWII. Interior is lined in a black twill with the standard petersham ribbon.
Lovely condition but 4 of the buttons are missing some small rhinestones.
Tagged a size 22, the inner circumference measures 20 inches. I will include an elastic placement band you can attached for placement security.
Label is Leslie James. James Druce was the founder and CEO of Leslie James of California. He was the 'James' and his partner, Leslie Masters was the 'Leslie". The millinery label was used in the 1930's through 1956.
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