Lee Leeston Fedora Hat

This vintage fedora was made in the late 1930s or early 1940s by Lee as part of their Leeston line.  It is a lightweight, unlined fur felt, with broad brim binding and a black ribbon.  The hat is creased in a teardrop crown.  Inside, there is an unreeded sweatband, which, as is typical for that type of sweatband of this era, has dropped many stitches.  Please see the photos.  The sweatband leather is stiff.  It was sold by Burt-Easter Haberdashery which had locations on Pennsylvania Avenue and on H. Street in Washington DC.  There is light staining and wear to the felt, staining to the brim binding, and a moth track on the bottom of the brim.
Size: 7-1/8
Brim Width: 2-3/4″
Ribbon Width: 1-3/4″
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