Vintage Dobbs Fifth Avenue Men's Fedora - Dark Brown Wool Felt, Dobbs Twenty

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I've said it before and I'll say it again -- all men should wear fedoras. They're just . . . yum. :) 

I picked this up at an estate sale and honestly, I don't think it's EVER been worn. It's in gorgeous condition. It even still has the Dobbs tag and cord around the base of the crown (just barely visible in photo 2). The interior is extremely good; the wool felt is in excellent condition; the feather is almost perfect. It hardly even needs to be blocked!

This fedora is made of dark brown wool felt, with a black grosgrain ribbon around the base of the crown, and a jaunty red feather on the left side. The interior is a pale yellow satin, with the Dobbs Fifth Avenue logo stamped into the satin. It also has the label "Dobbs Twenty" stamped in gold on one side of the leather band, and "Warshaw's, Dodge City KS" on the other side. Warshaw's was a men's clothing store in Dodge City, started in the 1920s - I can't quite tell when it closed, but I think sometime in the early 50s? Based on my research, this would have been one of the high-end models in the 1950s; this hat would have cost at least $20 then, meaning it would be quite high-priced today. :)

Condition:  This hat does, sadly, have a few flaws (so would you, if you were 60 years old!). As you can tell from the closeup photo (#3), there is a bit of damage to the left side - it looks like maybe some glue residue? And there is a tiny area where there is felt loss - that's the white spot you see there. On the interior, there are a couple of small holes or snags on the leather band; these are barely visible in photo 4, if you look at the bottom of the photo, on the interior band. I can send more photos if you'd like.

Measurements: 6.5" wide, 8" front/back, and approximately 22" in circumference (measured inside). I looked for a label or tag with a size, but couldn't locate one; however, I'll look again!

I'm happy to answer questions, provide more photos, and combine shipping on items. Thanks for visiting!

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