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Discussion in 'Hats' started by Achille, May 10, 2007.

  1. Huh. Well, learn something new every day. Perhaps Daniele will weigh in.

    Sent directly from my mind to yours.
  2. Ciao Madame Jane,
    It's not easy to date a hat from four photographs.
    I have many hats made by Flechet and so at first sight your hat to be restored seems to belong to the 50s or early sixties. The shape is typical of those years for the French hatters, then the size has narrowed.
    Could you send me pictures of the sweatband and the paper label below it?
    They would help me a bit more, but I do not think it's older than I told you about.
    It seems to me that the hat is pretty worn and pretty common, though if your friend loves him so much to restore it ....... Any other information you can ask for it and hope to help you.
    If you have the ability to take pictures as I have asked, I will be more precise.
    Buona giornata
  3. I have a few hats from the WWII era that have simulated leather sweatbands. Here is a late 1930s early 1940s JHS "Foulard" that has a sweatband made from a coated canvas like material.



    And Fantastic Looking! :)

  4. It is truly a fantastic looking hat!

    I will post more detailed pictures asap.

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