This vintage hat was made by Mallory, New York in the late 1920s-early 1930s. It is a high crown homburg, with a distinctive purple and white lining. It was originally sold by Gordon Lark of Milwaukee.
This vintage hat was made by Stetson under the Mallory name after their buyout of that brand. Stylistically, it is identical to the Stetson Open Road. It is a size 7, and has a bound brim, narrow ribbon and cattleman blocked crown.
This hat runs the casual end of homburgs. Brown, front dents, rust colored binding. I got this and a similarly colored Stetson Flagship in trade for a thin ribbon 1950s Mallory, which suited, and fit the client much better.