Antique Black Bowler Hat, New Old Stock, George W. Hess & Sons, ca 1920s

$225.00 USD

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  • Fur Felt
  • Leather
  • Silk Satin
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This bowler hat is in excellent vintage condition: I can find no flaws other than a small white spot on the crown, as magnified in photo #! - this can be obliterated by a dot from a Sharpie. There is a tiny bit of rubbing on the interior leather band.

The hat was in old stock from George W. Hess & Sons, as indicated by the label applied to the cream silk satin interior which also has the address of the shop: 5542 N. Fifth St., Phila., PA. as well as the shop's slogan: Nationally Preferred Men's Wear. The interior leather band has the same information stamped onto it as well as the monogram: H MC C. Apparently the hat was never delivered, never worn. The size label indicates size 7.

What a wonderful example of 1920s menswear at its best! This bowler would certainly enhance - or be the focal point of - your contemporary or vintage ensemble and would be a wonderful addition to your vintage hat collection.

Note: If you live outside the contiguous US, shipping is not free: please contact me prior to purchasing so I can determine the actual shipping cost.

Please be sure to browse my other Etsy listings: Retropolitanltd, and the website to my brick and mortar shop: Retropolitan.net.
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