1950s Dobbs Milan straw fedora hat grey size 7-7 1/8

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Size: no label, but 7 to 7 1/8, based on measurements
Crown height: 5”
Brim width: 1 2/3”
Inner circumference of crown at leather band: 21.75
Label: Dobbs Milan; Carson Pirie Scott

This 1950s Milan straw fedora hat by Dobbs is a versatile shade of charcoal grey, with a very mid-century style, striped pattern hatband in black and grey. The hat is unlined, but the Dobbs logo is printed on a small section of ivory satin, attached to the underside of the crown. The interior sweatband is black leather. The presence of an OPS (Office of Price Stabilization) price tag hidden under the sweatband (white with red print price label, in photo) tells us that this hat most likely dates to between 1951 and 1953. (The OPS, originally created during WWII, was revived to mandate price ceilings on certain consumer products, because of rising inflation during the early part of the Korean War.) This 1950s Dobbs Milan straw hat with narrow brim is in very good, totally wearable condition, with some wear on the inner leather band, and a faint (rust?) mark on the fabric hatband (see photo). The straw of the crown and brim looks great, however!