1950s Clothing

Knox Twenty fedora 1950s mens hat grey 7 1/4

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Size: labeled vintage size 7 ¼

Brim: 2.5” wide
Crown: 5” tall
Oval crown opening diameter: 8” by 6.5”
Inner circumference at leather band: 22.25”
Label: Knox Twenty

This size 7 ¼ Knox Twenty fedora is a silvery grey felt men’s hat, circa 1950s or perhaps very early 1960s. It has a wide, black grosgrain hatband and a welted brim edge. The crown is currently “open”--meaning that it is ready to be shaped into whatever style you prefer. The ivory satin lining has plastic covering the center only. An inner band of brown leather is stamped with “Knox Twenty”, “Custom edge”, and the shop where it was purchased “Steven Stratton”. (A few facts about Stratton: Steve Stratton decided to start a business making hats after learning to care for them while working in his uncle’s dry-cleaning business in Illinois. His Chicago hat business made it through the Great Depression of the 1930s and eventually became one of the US’s largest manufacturers or uniform hats, among other styles.) In very good to excellent condition, this classic men’s fedora hat has a few tiny marks on the felt surface of the brim and crown from normal wear, but no significant issues to note. The paper label under the leather band states that it is a size 7 1/4 , but please check the measurements for more details on hat size—and feel free to contact us with any hat-sizing questions. 

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