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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JC Penney straw cowboy hat

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This vintage straw hat was made in the late 1960s- 1970s and was sold by JC Penney. Penney’s was known for their hats, formerly retailing their store brand “Marathon” hats. This one is made simply under the JCPenney label. It is made of straw with an open weave, and blocked with a squared off cattleman’s crease. The sweatband, as was the case of many straw hats of the period, is an imitation leather, and has hardened, but is still in solid condition, with no cracking. The hat looks like it was barely ever worn, a rarity for straws like this.

Size: 7-1/8
Brim Width: 3-1/4″

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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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Stylepark Milan summer straw hat

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This vintage milan straw hat was made in the 1960s by Style Park (New York), and was sold in Pennsylvania by John Wannamaker. It is a classic stingy summer style, with a striped hatband, and a teardrop crown. Inside is a ventilated leather sweatband, which is still in good shape, but is a bit dry, so don’t go flipping it inside out or anything like that. There is a tip liner with the Stylepark logo.

Size: 7-3/8
Brim Width: 2-1/8″
Ribbon Width: 1-7/8″

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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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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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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 Adam Pana-Brisa

This vintage panama hat was made in the 1950s by the Adam hat company.  It is a cuenca weave and is marked “Pana-Brisa”.  It has a perforated leather sweatband, which has dried somewhat, but nothing too bad. It is “Royal Quality”. There is a thin black ribbon with an Open Road / Stratoliner style bow. The crown has a blocked in teardrop crease.
Size: 7-1/4
Brim Width: 2-3/4″
 
 
   
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