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Vintage 1970s Harris Tweed Fedora Hat Grey Multi Stripe Biltmore Stetson Size 7


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This is a wonderful men’s fedora - you can almost picture someone outfitted with a Harris Tweed jacket and this hat out shooting quail.  It is in a grey colour with vertical stripes in muted colours of red, green, blue and yellow.  The hat has a belt form band around the base of the crown that is accented with a metal buckle.  The hat has a medium width brim with circular stitching.  The hat is very well structured with stitching reinforcing the crease at the top of the crown.  The sweatband measures 22 1/2” around, and is labeled as a size 7 hat, but please note that the opening measures 6 1/8” in width by 7 7/8” in length, a little more oval.  Please measure your head both ways for fit.  The hat is in very good condition - the only sign of use are the initials “RR” written in felt marker on the label

Age: 1970s

Label: Biltmore Made in Canada.  Biltmore was founded in 1917 and was Canada’s premier hat maker, rival to Stetson.  In fact, after Stetson (Canada) went on a Canadian acquisition binge during the 1960s, Biltmore was able to eliminate its main competitor by buying it in 1970.  In 1982, after Biltmore filed bankruptcy, Stetson (USA) bought the assets of Biltmore, before they themselves filed Chapter 11 in 1986.  The Biltmore brand was withdrawn from the market from 1982 until 1988, when a group of Canadian investors revived it.  Biltmore has always been a quality maker, even producing the Dobbs and Knox brands in Canada.

Fabric label:  Hand Woven Harris Tweed Headwear with the Orb logo and “The Harris Tweed Association Limited Registered Trade Mark No 319214 Harris Tweed Headwear Handwoven in Scotland From Scottish Grown Wool 100% Wool”.

This is a very nice quality hat - Harris Tweed is very robust and should last a lifetime with care......