Vintage 1960s Knox Custom Fedora Hat Green Felt Mens 7 3/8
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This is a wonderful quality fedora hat made by Knox New York as part of their “Custom” line. Custom made hats were at the top of the quality pyramid and Knox was amongst the best hatters in business during the early to mid 20th century.
The hat is made in a very nice quality muted green fur felt - the felt appears to be complex in composition. The crown has an iridescent feather band around its base. The sweatband is gold stamped “Hugh Scott Ltd Dominion Square Building Montreal”. The original owner’s initials of “RY” are also stamped on the sweatband - his original business card is still inserted into the sweatband and the card shows that he was in the insurance business. The lining is also printed with “Knox Custom Knox New York” and with the Knox coat-of-arms. It is sized as a 7 3/8 - it measures 23” around the sweat band and 8” by 6 7/8” across the opening. The brim is upturned at the edge and measures 2 1/4” in width - the crown measures 5 1/8” in height. The hat is in very good condition - there are a couple of light surface marks, very minor, that just need a quick cleaning. Otherwise, the hat is extremely clean. I think that this hat dates to the 1960s. This is an exceptional quality hat in an attractive color - hard to find large size......