30s Vintage Stetson Hat Classic Bowler Black 7 1/4 Large Men's Women's VFG
A spectacular vintage Stetson bowler, aka Derby, with its firm bowl shaped crown, and tightly curled narrow brim. Based on the research I have done, this bowler dates to the 1930s, when the Stetson company rated quality starting with Standard, then Excellent, followed by Select, Superior, and Extra Quality. This is labeled as Select Quality.
SIZE: Labeled size 7 1/4, but fits me like a 7 1/2. I think it is probably an LO (Long Oval)
|Inner band circumference||22.75"||57.75|
|Outer brim circumference||36"||91.5|
|Height of crown sitting on flat surface||5"||12.75|
MATERIALS/COLORS: Black felt, most likely fur felt, with brown leather sweatband, and black grosgrain outer band and brim edge. The hat is lined in cream satin
TAGS: The information on the inner crown says "Stetson Select Quality, John B Stetson Company, Philadelphia, London, New York, Paris". The leather sweatband is embossed with a Stetson logo that says "Comfort, Flexible Conforming, as well as a gold embossed mark for the original retailer, Young's New York
CONDITION: A bit dusty, but no other issues noted.