The photos really speak for themselves with this piece.
An absolutely outstanding, iconic 1940s felt hat with integral snood - such a rare piece to find.
American made, it has the Consumers Protection Label in the inner back seam, although there isn't actually a makers label. Close fitting, made from inky black felt, it is designed to sit tilted very slight to the side and the snood holds your hair. It is trimmed with a grosgrain loop on the top and is finished with a large grosgrain bow.
There are a pair of 1940s dress clips on the hat which were there when I bought it. They aren't original to the hat but they look great and give a bit of added glamour so I've left them, although you could remove them if you wanted.
It is labelled size 22 and will work on slightly smaller but not bigger.
Snood length measured straight down the back 11"
Beautiful. It is in really lovely condition, the snood is undamaged but there are a couple of small points to note on the hat;
- there are two pinholes in the back, I'm guessing from a hat pin
- very slight mark on the front inner band
- ends of grosgrain are slightly tufty
- there are 8 stones missing from the dress clips
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