This vintage hat was made by Dobbs in the early 1940s. It is made of a suede-finish fur felt, with an underwelt brim edge and a teardrop crease. This is typical of sporty fedoras of the wartime period. The hat has a brown leather sweatband, which bears the slanted Dobbs name. The hat was originally sold at Vandt’s Mens Wear of Missoula, Montana.
This vintage fedora was made in the USA by Bollman under the name of the famous French hatmaker, Flechet. It is camel colored fur felt with a leather hatband. It has a tapered blocking to the crown and an underwelt brim edge.