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Vintage1940s blue felt hat by Jacoll.
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During the war, as we know, clothing was rationed (out of 40 coupons a year, a coat would take 16, a suit or 'costume' 12); the exception was hats - no coupons required - hurray! Hence, I imagine, the injunction to the woman suffering a fit of the blues to cheer herself up by buying a new hat; and who could fail to be cheered by this one? In a delicate shade of powder blue, it not only has a pleasingly curved shape, but is trimmed with a bow as well!

It has a medium high crown, and the shape at the front imitates the turban so popular at the time. There are one or two little dimples in the felt on top - tiny faults, and invisible in wear - but no marks as far as I can see. It's unlined, but very clean inside and out, and measures approximately 22 inches (56 cms) in circumference.

 

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