Bes-Ben 1950s bright red raffia whimsy hat

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  • Bes Ben 1950s bright red raffia whimsy cocktail hat LH242
  • Bes Ben 1950s bright red raffia whimsy cocktail hat LH242
  • Bes Ben 1950s bright red raffia whimsy cocktail hat LH242
  • Bes Ben 1950s bright red raffia whimsy cocktail hat LH242
  • Bes Ben 1950s bright red raffia whimsy cocktail hat LH242

Bes-Ben hat 1950s bright red raffia cocktail hat LH242

Condition: Very good to excellent

Price: $150


 

Measurements
Size: 10” in diameter across crown
Label: Bes-Ben, Made in Chicago

Description
This bright red raffia “straw” hat by famous hat makers Bes-Ben dates from the mid to late 1950s. It has a round, flat shape and a layered effect, with the top layer being the smallest, rather like a thatched roof! It rests on top of the head—although we think it looks best tilted to one side, as shown. Underneath, the hat has a red velveteen band with two plastic combs attached to it to help hold the hat onto your head. This fantastic 50s designer hat, by one of the most sought-after names for hat collectors, is in very good to excellent condition, with the raffia appearing just a bit flattened from storage, but with no flaws to note.