1930s Ben Parkoff Fedora hat

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401024331310

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.

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