Here’s a sweet 1950s charmer made by Norman Durand that reminds me a bit of a modified Sailor hat. This honey colored woven straw hat is small, but so very well made. The crown is shallow and rounded and the brim is short and attractively rolled. The most interesting detail of this hat is probably the draped Ivory satin hatband that surrounds the base of the crown……goes around and out and over the left side of the turned up brim and concludes with a small bow. The material used for this hatband has ribbing and has a pleasing luster. The beautifully woven straw used to make this hat also has a lovely sheen and finish. The inside of this hat has an extra woven straw lining and an inner honey gold grosgrain ribbon hatband. This dear little hat is so very typical of the smaller close fitting hats that became so popular with stylish ladies in the 1950s.
Condition: Very Good
There is a small bit of soiling on the bow where it has made contact with some dusty surfaces and this is mainly along the edges and probably won’t show well in the photos. It is not too terribly noticeable when you see the hat in person, but is there, just the same. The inside of the hat is very clean with just very minor wear to the inner grosgrain hatband. The outer straw is lovely and in very good condition with no issues to note.
Label: Norman Durand Original
Size: None Present
Approximate Height of Hat Taken at Front: 2 ½”
Width of Turned Up and Rolled Brim Taken at Front of Hat: 1 ½”
Width of Turned Up and Rolled Brim Taken at Back of Hat: 1”
Diameter of Crown: 6 ½”
Total Circumference of Outer Brim: 29”
Total Circumference of Inner Grosgrain Ribbon Hatband: 19 ¾”
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