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1940s Pork Pie Hat Vintage Flat Top Fedora Style Size 7 3/8 Large


Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing

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This is a vintage mens pork pie hat, a style popular during the 1940s into the 50s, often associated with jazz tenor saxophonist Lester Young.  The hat is made in the form of a flat top fedora with a lower crown and an upturned brim.  The hat is made in an attractive grey color and decorated with a black grosgrain band and bow around the base of the crown - the bow is situated at the back.  The crown has a “grooved” top around its periphery.  The hat is unlined.  The size label reads “Custom Made”, so this would have been a better quality than a normal “stock” hat.    

Age: 1940s, maybe early 50s

Label: "Buckley Processed for Longer Wear" on the label affixed to the inside top of the crown.  The sweatband is gold stamped “Lord Buckley Since 1895 Processed for Longer Wear” and with the retailer’s name “Ed Michaud 1245 University Montreal”. 

Material:  Fur felt

Size: 7 3/8 (large).  The label, as mentioned, also reads “Custom Made”.  The opening measures 23 1/4” around the sweatband, and 7” by 8 1/8” across.


It is in very good condition with no wear or staining - this hat looks to have seen little use and was well stored over the years.

This is a very nice quality hat in a hard to find pork pie style - striking in this bluish grey color with contrasting black band....