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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1960s Imported Braid Milan

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This vintage straw hat was made in the early 1960s.  It is a cross between a porkpie and an optimo blocking, with a snap brim.  It has a mused brown, blue and yellow puggaree. About an inch and a half of stitching on the braid has dropped at the top of the porkpie crown near the front.  It doesn’t show when wearing, and could be fixed easily with several stitches.  The hat has a fabric sweatband.  It is only marked “Genuine Imported Braid” and “Custom Made”.
Size: 7-1/8Brim Width: 1-3/4″Band Width: 1-3/4″Crown Height: 6″
   
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1950s CHamp milan straw porkpie

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This hat was made in the 1950s by the Champ Hat company. It is a high grade milan summer straw hat, with a bound brim, teardrop porkpie blocking and a nicely executed wide ribbon and bow. There is a satin liner tip and a leather sweatband. The sweatband isn’t in very good shape, but the rest of the hat is. These old high quality milans are hard to come by (lots of cheap milans back in the day), and sweatband replacement isn’t very hard or expensive.

Size: 7-1/4
Brim Width: 2″
Ribbon Width: 2-1/4″

   
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