Mohair has always been considered a luxury wool woven from the hair of the angora goat and is known for it's durability and resilience. And, mohair takes color well and it's very soft and lightweight and warm! This vintage tam is made from 70% mohair and 30% New Wool (which is wool that has not been used before or Virgin wool). The colors of the plaid are very nice......red, blue, yellow,green and white. The mohair gives an extremely soft look to the plaid, too. The tam is made from eight segments of woven material and sewn together. There is a round pom-pom detail on the very top of the cap which is covered in the same plaid woven wool material as the rest of the tam. The inside of the hat is completely lined with a gray acetate material and there is a gray grosgrain ribbon inner hatband. A great example of a Scottish plaid tam most likely dating from the late 1950's to early 1960's.
Condition: Very Good
This tam is in very clean condition. The colors are very vibrant and the wool is in good condition with no apparent damage. The inner grosgrain hat band does show some signs of soiling and does look like makeup. With the nature of how these tams are worn....pulled down over the forehead, that's not surprising to find this issue. Also, one line of stitching on this same inner hatband has mostly come undone, but it doesn't seem to be critical as it really doesn't do a whole lot other than covering the inner seam under the hatband. More or less, this line of stitching is almost similar to a top stitch.
Label: Heather-Brae, Made in Scotland, 70% Mohair, 30% New Wool
Size: None Present
Circumference of Inner Hatband: 21"
This seller is a proud member of The Costume Society of America (CSA) and The Vintage Fashion Guild (VFG).