This vintage 1950s Lipstick Red wool felt Lampshade style hat is very simple in design but set apart by a strikingly unique red feather with a twist…..literally! The long pointed feather is twisted to create a very attractive element of detail to a classic Lampshade hat which has a recessed crown. There’s a narrow strip of red wool felt that surrounds the base of this crown and then there is the twisted feather attached to the right side of the hat with it’s long quill extending out over the brim. The hat is unlined and it has a pleated red grosgrain ribbon inner hatband. The brim is wired all the way around and there is an intended dip in the brim very near to where the quill descends. This vintage hat is not a large hat, but when you’re RED and you also have such a sassy RED feather, you don’t have to be big to get attention!
Condition: Very Good
The overall condition of the wool felt hat body is very nice with very little fading to the material. There is a tiny dark dot just under the outer felt strip on the left side of the brim which I can’t identify and may just be a slight irregularity in the felt as it doesn’t appear to be from damage or soiling. An area (1/2”) of the stitches that appear on the outer brim where the wire is sewn in appear to be a bit ragged and I believe this will show in the photos. The interior of the hat is clean and shows little to no soiling. The tip of the quill of the feather once was covered totally in red, but now has some loss of the dye. This probably could be repaired with dye or even a red magic marker, but I have decided to leave it to the new owner’s discretion, who just might want to leave it just as found.
Label: Glamour Felts, 100% Wool, Terry Sales Corp. NY (This is printed into the inner crown)
Size: None Present
Height of Crown Taken at Front of Hat: 3 ¼”
Diameter Taken Across Top Of Crown: 6 ½”
Width of Brim Taken at Front of Hat: 2 ½”
Width of Brim Taken at Back of Hat: 1 ½”
Total Circumference of Inner Grosgrain Ribbon Hatband: 21”
Total Length of Feather From Tip to end of Quill: 14”
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