1930s J.C. Penney Sol-Air straw boater hat

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This vintage boater was made in the 1930s and was sold by the J.C. Penney Company under the Solar Straws / Sol-Air Conditioned label. It is an open weave, and has a Bon Ton Ivy ventilated floating sweatband. The hat has a distinctive hatband design, and is a 7-3/8.

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1950s Luca’s Custom Boater hat

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This vintage boater was made in the 1950s. The body of the hat was likely made in Italy, and then finished by Luca’s Custom Made Hats, 509 John Street, Utica, NY. The hat has a traditional striped ribbon, a mesh liner, and a floating leather sweatband to help the stiff hat conform better to your head shape.

Size: 7-1/4
Brim Width: 1-3/4″
Crown Height: 3-3/8″

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Early Temple boater hat

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This vintage hat was made in the 1910s or 1920s by the Temple Hat company.  It is marked XXX quality.  It has a gray green ribbon with huge early style bow.  It has a bold weave with triple ply weaves.  The sweatband is heavily textured and is still soft and supple.  The lining is half mesh and half silk, with a screened logo.  
Size: 7-1/4Brim Width: 2-1/4″Ribbon Width: 2-1/4″Crown Height: 3-3/8″
   
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