Vintage Silk Top Hat 1920s Youngs New York Size Large 7 3/8
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
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This is a very nice quality black plush silk top hat made in a hard to find large size. The interior top is gold stamped with “Young’s Waldorf Originators”. Young Brothers was founded in 1873 and was located at 601 and 1359 Broadway, eventually moving in 1911 to Herald Square. I think that Waldorf may be the model name for this silk top hat. Difficult to date this hat precisely, but I would think 1920s. The hat size label reads 7 3/8” - it measures 23 1/4” around the sweatband, and 8 1/4” by 6 1/2” across the opening.
This silk top hat is in very good condition except for some wear to the silk plush at the top edge, typical for these older top hats (see close-up photo). In addition, there is a bit of yellow spotting to the liner, quite minor, and the sweatband is unstitched at the back. Otherwise, the silk is in very good condition and is really of very nice quality.
This is a wonderful vintage silk top hat sold by a New York hat shop - great acquisition for a size large!