1950s Resistol Italian Milan porkpie

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This vintage hat was made in the 1950s. The milan straw body was made in Italy, and it was finished and sold by Resistol. It has porkpie styling, with a wide grosgrain ribbon, with a back bow. This style was popular for a period in the mid to late 1950s. Despite being marked a 7-1/4, the hat has shrunk and measures and fits as a 7-1/8.

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1950s Champ milan flat top straw hat

This is a vintage high quality milan straw summer fedora hat.  It was made by the Champ Hat company in the late 1950s.  It has a nice brown leather sweatband, flat top porkpie styling, with a super wide band and back bow.  
Size: 7-1/4Brim Width: 2-1/8″Band Width: 2-1/2″Crown Height:  4″

   
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Adam Back Bow

This Adam dates from the mid to late 1950s. It has a porkpie crease without the center bump-up. The ribbon is tri-tone, with a back bow. Adams of this era used a plastic protective barrier between the sweatband and the felt of the hat, which shrinks up something fierce with age and heat. It’s easily remedied by simply ripping the plastic out of the hat. As you can see, this one had that problem.

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