Vintage Biltmore Luxuro Fedora Hat Blue Fur Felt Stetson Size 7 1/4 1960s
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
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This is a wonderful blue fedora hat made 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 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 The Biltmore brand was withdrawn from the market from 1982 until 1988, when a group of Canadian investors revived it.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 in a quality blue fur felt with a beautiful finish. The crown has a feather band around its base consisting of iridescent blue feathers as well as multiple other colours. The sweatband is gold stamped “Canadian Luxuro”. It is sized as a 7 1/4 - it measures 22 3/4” around the sweat band and 8” by 6 1/2” across the opening. The brim measures 1 7/8” in width and the crown measures 54 7/8” in height. The hat is in very good condition - pre-owned with the original owner’s name in ink on the lining and some very light moisture marks that clean up well - otherwise, very clean and well cared for. This is a quality hat in an attractive colour - sure to be noticed!