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Vintage Rockel Fedora 1970s Mens Velour Hat Alpen Exquisit Size Medium 7


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This is a very nice quality mens fedora hat made by German hatmaker Rockel Hutfabrik of Alsfeld., founded during the 1920s and closed during the early 80s.  Rockel was known for velour and this hat is a very nice example, made in a very attractive tan brown colour with a medium width brim, medium height crown and brown rope decoration around the base of the crown.    The hat is stamped on the upper interior lining with “Exquisit Rockel”.  The leather sweatband is gold stamped “Spezialhutgeschaft Franz Scherzer Salzburg, Getreidegasse”.  The label under the sweatband reads “Qual. 14 Farbe Carmel Comm 166/83.  I believe that this should fit a size 7.  It measures 22” around the sweatband and 6 1/2” by 7 5/8” across the opening.  The brim measures 1 3/4” in width and the crown has a height of 4 1/2”.  It is in very good condition with no pronounced wear - the sweatband could use a cleaning, but otherwise this hat is clean and looks to have been very well cared for over the years.  This is a nice quality hat - attractive velour and colour!