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Men’s William Lyons Black Fine Felt Bowler Hat – size 7 1/8, 1920s

$250

About

A mainstay for both noblemen and commoners, the bowler was the chosen headwear of outlaws, bankers, Prime Ministers and vaudevillians because its low crown kept it from being knocked off the head in high winds and its rigidity withstood being misshapen when stomped. Made in Massachusetts, this one was likely worn with pinstripe trousers, a Crombie coat and a turned walking stick. Vintage bliss. Black fine felt bowler hat with matching 1 ½” grosgrain band and flat left side bow; wrapped in black grosgrain around brim edge. Unlined with leather interior fitting band. Gold stamped with Wm Lyons & Son logo and perforated with original owner’s monogram (“GHD”) on interior leather band. material: fine-finish felt noteworthy: remove surface soil with baby toothbrush or compressed air repairs: none condition: good with extremely faint, even fading, light wear around grosgrain-wrapped edge (concentrated in front, where it would have been “tipped”) and a few loose stitches around leather interior band measurements: crown diameter: 6 3/8” side to side, 8” front to back crown circumference: 22 3/8” (interior) brim circumference: 36 ¾” brim width: 2” bow: 4 ½” wide x 1 ½” tall crown height: 5 ½” label: Wm G Lyons & Son (Fitchburg, Mass) size: no size tag present; comparable to size 7 1/8

Details

  • Dimensions
    Depth: 5.5 in. (13.97 cm)Diameter: 8 in. (20.32 cm)Marked Size: none; comparable to size 7 1/8 (US)
  • Style
    Bowler (In the Style Of)
  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Period
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Extremely faint, even fading; light wear around grosgrain-wrapped edge (concentrated in front, where it would have been “tipped”); and a few loose stitches around leather interior band.
  • Seller Location
    Tucson, AZ
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 0811.09.5031stDibs: LU86439575562

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    Ships From: Tucson, AZ
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