1960s Austrian Hat Green Velvet Fedora Style Mens Hat Size 7
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
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This is a very nice quality 1960s era mens hat made in a fedora style by Fraenkel of Vienna, Austria. The hat is made of green velvet and has a roped band around the base of the crown. The hat is gold stamped on the upper interior with “Fraenkel Wien” and has the retailer’s name “Anton Blum Hutfabrikant Salzburg Dreifaltigkeitsgasso 13” appearing below. Fraenkel was founded in 1874 and stopped production in 1971. The leather sweatband is also gold stamped “Anton Blum Salzburg”. It is a US size 7 - the paper label behind the sweatband states that it is a size “56”, the European equivalent of a US 7. It measures 21 3/4” around the sweatband and 7 3/4” by 6 1/2” across the opening. The brim measures 2” in width and the crown has a height of 4 1/2”. It is in very good condition - there is a bit of velvet matting at the top edge of the crown due to perhaps the crown being a little crushed at some point, and a couple of light spots on the lining that probably would come out right the right cleaner. This is a very nice quality hat by a very good Austrian hatmaker.......