This 1990s wide brim wool felt hat is such a lovely shade of milk chocolate brown! The hat is accented with lots of sparkle in the form of a pretty rolled outer hatband encircling the base of the rounded crown. The material used for this hatband as well as the wide band that goes all the way around the wired outer brim is filled with lots of glittery copper lines and speckles that compliment the warm brown wool felt so beautifully. A black velvet cord adds a subtle contrast to the outer hatband’s base as it’s placed on the wide brim. A section of brown synthetic netting is attached on the outer brim adjacent to the sparkly trim and finished on the underside of the brim with brown braid. And finally, a swirl of the brown netting is used to create a rosette at the front of the hat with a center button covered in the coppery accent material. The hat is unlined and has an inner brown grosgrain ribbon hatband on the inner cap and a dark brown small outer ribbon trimming this inner cap. This dramatic hat is large and substantial and quite the statement maker and I think it looks and feels best on the wearer’s head when tilted down on the left side so that the right side is up. The inner cap can be seen when being worn.
Condition: Very Good
On the underside of the brim there is a very tiny area that looks like it’s a bit lighter and it looks more apparent in the photo shown of the underside. And, on the back of the hat near the center of the black velvet cord you can see a bit of the adhesive that holds this cord in place and just to the right of this area there’s another small spot of adhesive.
Label: Mr. Hi’s Classic
Size: None Present
Height of Rounded Crown: Approximately 3”
Width of Brim Taken at Front of Hat: 4”
Width of Brim Taken at Back of Hat: 4 ½”
Total Circumference of Outer Brim: 55”
Total Circumference of Inner Cap: 22 ½”
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