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″
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.
Canadian made Stetsons had gold foil tags. This one is also marked with a Canadian retailer’s stamp, so it’s easier to place the location of manufacture. It’s somewhere between a tyrolean and a pork pie in styling.