Vintage Biltmore Luxuro Fedora Hat Plush Fur Felt Homberg Stetson Size 7 3/8
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
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This is a wonderful plush homburg style 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 The Biltmore brand was withdrawn from the market from 1982 until 1988, when a group of Canadian investors revived it.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 high plush deep brown fur felt. The brim is turned up at the edge and finished with a double layer of fur felt. The crown has a matching plush band around its base. The sweatband is gold stamped “Canadian Luxuro”. It is sized as a 7 3/8 - it measures 23 1/4” around the sweat band and 8” by 6 3/4” across the opening. The brim measures 2 1/2” in width at the front and back and 2 1/4” at the sides - the crown measures 5” in height. The hat is in very good condition - pre-owned, but very clean and well cared for. This is a fabulous hat - sure to be noticed!