H. Warren, Newton Abbot English Black Bowler
A beautiful rare, H. Warren, Newton Abbot vintage fur felt black bowler worn in England in the 1930s has impressive craftsmanship and structure.
The 1930s hat features a round crown with grosgrain ribbon and a side bow. Grosgrain ribbon-bound edge finishes the brim. The sweatband is a whiskey tan with a silk bow, knotted ends, and a gold stamp insignia "Fine Fur Felt Made in England."
A customer's name is handwritten on the headband side, and a tag on the headband has a crown and numbers.
It is an excellent one-of-a-kind gift for the hat collector. A man's hat that also is quite becoming on a woman. The unique shape of a British bowler is striking and brings cheerfulness to others.
Size: 6 5/8"
- 20 3/8" Circumference
The circumference is measured around the inside of the sweatband.
- 4 7/16" height
- 1 7/16" brim
- 1" grosgrain bandwidth
Cleaned and ready to wear.
The hat is in excellent condition outside of the flaws mentioned.
The sweatband is detached on one side but still intact. Some wear on grosgrain at the brim. A small area above the grosgrain ribbon has a slight indentation on the surface. This area is hard to see when the hat is worn because of the slightness of the indent. Sturdy structure. The hat liner is a light gold cream satin with a symbol of three crowns and a lion. Written and stamped inside.
Please look at closeups in photographs for a more detailed inspection.
Prize Medal Paris Exhibition 1867, Honi Soit Qui Maly Pense, Melton & Co Hatters, To His Late Majesty, King Edward VII, As Prince of Wales 1863
London, Trademark, H. Warren, Newton Abbot
Label underneath sweatband with the Vintage size.
Would you please take the time to take the correct hat measurements? There's nothing more disappointing than receiving a hat that doesn't fit. Make sure of the recipients' size if gifting. All garments are measured twice as accurately as possible.
If you have any other questions about the hat, don't hesitate to ask.
HOW TO TAKE HAT MEASUREMENTS
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.
To wear the hat higher, you should measure the forehead higher 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. Juliette and Pillbox hats sit on the head's crown.
(Note this hat has a 20 3/8" inside sweatband circumference)
For example, The head size measured 24", and your hat size is 7 5/8. Here is a breakdown of what measurements. (Note this hat has a 21 1/16" inside sweatband circumference)
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
Please note that this chart is a guide for helping you to find the correct hat size. It is an example of some hat sizes, not all sizes. It is essential to take measures correctly for the right fit. We do our best to make sure the measurements are correct.