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Vintage 60s Biltmore Fur Felt Fedora Trilby Hat Bronze Color Size 7 1/8

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This is a wonderful fedora hat made in a trilby style by Biltmore of 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, Stetson, 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  The Biltmore brand was withdrawn from the market from 1982 until 1988, when a group of Canadian investors revived it.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.

The hat is made with a quality fur felt in a striking colour that the tag calls “Bronze” - it can look either more green or more gold depending on lighting environment - very attractive.  The brim is turned up at the edge and finished with stitching  The crown has a gold and black band around its base.  The ticket identifies the model as “Saginaw” and the size as a 7 1/8 - it measures 22” around the sweat band and 8 1/8” by 6 1/2” across the opening.  The brim measures 1 7/8” in width and the crown measures 4 3/4” in height.  The hat is in very good condition - pre-owned, but very clean and well cared for.  This is a wonderful hat - great colour that is sure to be noticed!