We are 100% head-over-heels, over-the-moon in LOVE with this kicky vintage hat. It has a fun, unusual look that will absolutely thrill collectors.
From the inimitable American milliner Mr. John, this hat is not just gorgeous but impeccably-made.
According to the New York Times, "in the 1940s and 1950s, the name Mr. John was as famous in the world of hats as Christian Dior was in the realm of haute couture".
The wide-brimmed fedora-style hat is made of beautiful light-colored straw.
It's the accent on the side, however, that really catches the eye.
As you can see, the side decoration consists of a luxuriously long white feather with a cluster of faux mushrooms at the base.
The mushroom sprigs are wrapped in sensuous faux-suede in an earthy shade of light khaki-brown.
The same material is used for the exterior band.
The interior band is lined with a thin strip of Kelly-green grosgrain ribbon.
This is also where you will find the original designer's silken label which reads "New York, Paris, Mr. John, Classic".
Showing almost no wear at all, this spectacularly unique hat remains in outstanding vintage condition.
When you're not wearing it, you'll want to display this beauty in full-view.
Measurements; Interior circumference: 21 1/2", Brim circumference: 39", Brim width: 3", Vertical height: 5 1/2", Feather is 16" long Weight: 99.1 grams (3.5 oz)