Empire State Hats Brown Wool Fedora Hat
A beautiful dark chocolate brown men's vintage 1940s Empire State Hats fedora is cool-looking and stylish. The hat is wool felt with a center crease top and has a grosgrain ribbon with overlapped bow and yellow feather.
The hat has a yellow and gold satin lining with the emblem Empire State Hats. It is of a stiff structure and well made. It is made in the U.S.A.
A man's hat looks exceptional on a woman, also.
Size: None labeled - Fit small.
- 21 5/16" circumference
It is measured inside the hat's sweatband.
- 5 3/16"" crown height
- 3 3/16"" brim
The felt wool was brushed, steamed, cleaned, and the brim shaped slightly.
A small area the size of a pencil head by the crown has some slight thinning wool, and a small area on the top of the crown is shown in photographs.
This hat is vintage and in excellent condition for the period. Remember, this hat is from the forties. There are very few Empire State hats in existence today.
If you have any other questions about the hat, don't hesitate to ask.
Please look at closeups in photographs for a more detailed inspection.
Tag/label: Empire State Hats
Material: wool felt
Color: dark brown
The hat was found in my vintage hunt travels and purchased in a general country store in Albany, New York.
HOW TO TAKE HAT MEASUREMENTS
How to measure for your correct hat size. First, you'll need a dressmaker's tape measure. Start at the center of the forehead 1 inch above the brow and measure around the head. Make sure the tape measure is above the ears. Mark the number, this is your head size.
If you would like to wear the hat higher, you should measure forehead further above the brow.
Some hats are meant to sit on top of the head. In this case, go with the era or style you would like to portray. Pillbox hats sit on top of the head.
Example, The head size measured 24", your hat size is 7 5/8. Here is a breakdown of hat measurements.
22 1/8 inches (56 cm) Hat Size 7
22 1/2 inches (58 cm) Hat Size 7 1/8
23 inches (58 cm) Hat Size 7 1/4
23 3/4" (60 cm) Hat Size 7 1/2
24" (61 cm) Hat Size 7 5/8
24 1/2" (62 cm) Hat Size 7 3/4
25" (63 cm) Hat Size 7 7/8