This vintage Breton hat is a made from imported wool fur felt that is a very deep pink in color. The shade of pink is what I would describe as a vibrant and rich Rose Pink. The crown is rounded and the base of the crown is surrounded with beautifully impressed velvet leaves done in various shades of pink that match the hat. There are even leaves that are have a slight hint of burgundy red and some that are a dusty rose color. As the hat is turned the leaves have a a bit of an iridescent quality that really sets the hat off. On the right side of the hat is a pink fur felt loop tucked under a velvet leaf placed there for an added touch of detail. The turned up brim is not wired and the inside of the hat is not lined. There is a lighter pink Petersham inner sweat band.
This lovely vintage hat is definitely well made from quality materials and is sure to brighten any dreary Winter day.
Condition: Very Good
On the underside of the turned up brim on the right side of the hat there is a place in the wool that appears to be a moth bite. The good news is that because of the nap of the fur felt and as it’s on the underside of the brim it won’t be seen when the hat is being worn. There is a small dark spot on the inner sweat band near the Union Label at the back of the hat. Again, since it’s on the inside of the hat it will not be seen when the hat is being worn.
Label: Empress, Body Made in Western Germany (impressed into the inner crown in white letters)
And, there is a Union Label sewn into the back of the hat.
Size: None Present
Height of Crown Taken at Front of Hat: 6 1/2”
Diameter of Crown: 7”
Width of Turned Up Brim Taken at Front of Hat: 3”
Width of Turned Up Brim Taken at Back of Hat: 1 1/2”
Outer Circumference of Brim: 36”
Total Circumference of Inner Sweat Band: 21”
This seller is a proud member of The Vintage Fashion Guild (VFG) and The Costume Society of America (CSA)
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