1930s Ben Parkoff Fedora hat


This vintage hat was made in the early 1930s for Ben Parkoff of Brooklyn, New York and is their “The Parksley” model.  It is a rare style, briefly popular in the early ’30s, the snap brim homburg, flanged with a sharply curled homburg type brim curl to the back, and a more relaxed one in the front, allowing it to be worn up brim or snapped. It has the feathered edge to the bow that was so popular at this time, and the twisted dip to the reverse side of the ribbon which was also a short lived trend.  It has a center crease with pinches and a bound 2-1/4″ brim.  It has a wide sweatband with a taped rear seam and a fancy pleated lining. The original store size tag is still in the ribbon.

 photo edit parkoff.jpg

 photo DSCF1799.jpg

 photo DSCF1800.jpg

 photo DSCF1801.jpg

 photo DSCF1802.jpg

 photo DSCF1803.jpg

 photo DSCF1804.jpg

 photo DSCF1805.jpg

 photo DSCF1806.jpg

 photo DSCF1807.jpg

 photo DSCF1808.jpg

 photo DSCF1809.jpg


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s