What a Find and What a Hat! Elegant Black doeskin wide brim hat with straw woven border. Not only is this hat beautiful and striking, it is also from the vintage department store Schuster's of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Schuster's was founded by German immigrant Edward Schuster in 1884 and in the early 1960's was purchased by Gimbels and was known as “Gimbels Schusters”. This c. 1950's gem has the original Schuster of Milwaukee label, and is as current and sophisticated as the day it entered that famed department store. Size is marked 22 (inches) and is considered a medium. A real "Audrey" hat in very good condition. The woven straw border work is intricate and pristine. Four grosgrain ribbon ties surround the crown of the hat.
Collectors, Kentucky Derby Hat ladies, and Audrey fans ......... this is for you