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Vintage 1930s black straw Charter hat.Please
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The problem with this business is that very few garments come with a history; they just come out of a trunk in the attic. Here is a 1930s-style hat in unworn condition, and it is absolutely perfect - so perfect, in fact, that I want to date it later; but the shape is so very '30s, even to the bun-shaped crown, I'm been forced to conclude it's simply looking very good for its 80-odd years!
Internally and externally it is clean and neat - even the label has no marks - and the satin ribbon is complete and shiny as the day it was first seen! The brim can be worn down, cloche-style, or tipped up at the front: either way, it will emphasise your eyes, which (I know, I'm always going on about this) is the main point of a hat.
High-crowned, and more bonnet than fascinator, this will be easier to wear for some than others; but if it suits you, it will be superbly flattering! Approximate measurements are, diameter (measured at internal band) 23 inches (58.5 cms); height of crown (higher in front than back) 3 ½ to 5 inches (8.5 to 13 cms); its a large-ish size, but does need to sit well on the head.
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