Vintage 1920s Fedora Hat - Plush Felt - Woodrow & Sons England - M / L
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From the 1920s here's a rare and rather fabulous men's plush fedora hat made by Woodrow & Sons at their Stockport factory in Northwest England. The hat was made sometimes around 1920, or it may actually date a little earlier. It is made in a very attractive golden sand brown color and sports a contrasting light brown grosgrain ribbon and bow around the base of the crown. The brim is turned at the edge, and in this way, it resembles the homburg style that was in style at the that time. It is unlined, but retains its original paper label that identifies it as a size 7. It may actually be a modern size 7 1/8 or 7 1/4 as it measures 22 1/2” around the interior opening. It is in very good condition - a couple of small “faults” in the plush at the upper front that look the plush is not aligned directionally, but this is minor. A colleague of mine found a similar one in a 1919 catalog page and it was described as a pencil curl fedora.
This is a rare example - one can picture Lord Grantham on Downton Abbey wearing this hat.