Leslie James Hat Black Shiny Large Brim Woven vintage hat with Velvet Ribbon and Bow details circa 1960's for Marshall Fields. Mrs Maisel


This is a vintage large brimmed woven hat by the famous milliner label of Leslie James. This hat is woven of a shiny glossy black MOD straw like material and is accented with a plush black velvet ribbon and bow. I could see The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel strutting down the avenue in it! This hat was made for Marshall Fields & Co. Only the finest department stores carried this brand of hats. The Leslie James label was known to be one of the most sought after milliners around. The company was based in Los Angeles and designed hats for many movie stars. Leslie James was actually not a woman but 2 men who became partners in the 1930's. James Druce who died in 1956 and ran the business side of the millinery house while Leslie Masters was the creative force behind the label. They combined both their names and their talents to become famous for the design and quality of their hats. These hats are highly collectible even today. Style is best described as a boater hat.

This hat came from the estate of a 98 yr. old hat collector who had amazing taste and lovingly stored and cared for her hats and garments. Remains in original hat box. Grosgrain ribbon lines the interior

CONDITION: Very Very Good. No tears, stains or obvious signs of wear. Exceptional condition considering its age. Previous owner was a collector and it shows! Clean inside and out.

Brim depth: 4 1/2"
Crown height: 3 1/4"
Interior Circumference: 21 1/2"

Package will need to be over sized to accommodate hat.

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