Vintage 1980s Sonni of San Francisco Hat Black Wool & Net Wide Brim Size M


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This is a black wool wide brim hat dating to the glamorous 1980s.  It has a low rounded crown and is decorated with “horsehair” braid in a flower shape at the back of the crown, with a grosgrain ribbon centre.  The edge of the brim is also covered with horsehair braid netting.  Horsehair, of course, is not real horsehair, but a millinery term for this type of netting.  The hat has a spaghetti strap that would aid in keeping the hat in place.  It is a difficult hat to size as it sits on top of the head, but I would think it would fit a medium sized head - the diameter around the sweatband measures about 21”.  It is in very good condition with no noted wear, tear or staining.  The label reads “Sonni of San Francisco” - Sonni Hats of California is actually located in Oakland and was established in 1952, and still in business.  The wool felt is stamped “Lancaster 100% Wool WPL 4384 Made in U.S.A.”.  Very classy hat - great for the right occasion!