This vintage Stetson ladies' hat is THE must-have piece for the avid vintage fashion collector.
It has such exceptional style and vivid character.
Since its founding in the mid 19th century, the Stetson Hat Company has continued to produce some of the world's most innovative high-quality hats.
The hat is made of high quality wool in a shade of ruby-red that just can't be missed.
As you can see, the crown is perfectly rounded.
The brim is quite narrow at the back but widens at the front and turns upward ever-so-slightly on each side.
A wide ribbon of dramatic black satin wraps around the outer band and culminates on the right side in a single tail that just barely hangs over the edge of the brim.
The ribbon shows two sets of very small pin holes where a hat-pin may once have been worn.
The ribbon is held in place by a fantastically unique and surprisingly modern accent.
The piece features a straight rod of clear Lucite and two pieces of tapering silver-tone metal at each end.
It's this kind of distinctive design that sets Stetson hats apart from their less creative counterparts.
The interior is unlined as it is often unnecessary to include a lining it genuine wool hats of such outstanding quality.
A narrow ribbon of ecru grosgrain lines the inner-band; this is where you will find several original fabric tags.
The large, satin maker's tag reads "John B. Stetson Company, Stetson Fifth Avenue" and includes the Stetson seal.
At the back of the hat you will find the original size-tag which reads "22 1/2".
Finally, the retailer's mark is imprinted on the grosgrain ribbon and reads "Loeb's, La Fayette, Ind."
Despite some wear on the black accent-ribbon and a few areas of minor wear, this gorgeous hat remains in very good vintage condition.
As ideal for display as it is for wear, we recommend the mad hatter make this beauty a part of their collection today.
Measurements: Interior circumference: 21 1/2", Brim measures 3 1/4" wide in front, 3 3/4" wide on sides and 3/4" wide in back, Length (front to back): 12", Width (side to side): 13 1/4", Vertical height: 3 1/2" Weight: 86 grams (3 oz)