Lee hats had their various labels. What did they mean?
Black label? White label? Read label? Blue Label?
Were the colors their way of designating the quality levels? IF so, which way did they go? Which was the top notch "color" label?
I also have a Lee "black" label. So, that was yet another designation from Lee.Blue = $10
silver = $12.50
White = $15
Yeah... I was just throwing colors out there as I didn't know to what extent the colors business went.. I was thinking purple, mauve, and chartreuse, too.
Internal company memos indicate that at one point "rainbow" was under discussion. The idea was scrapped when Lee executives couldn't agree where in the hierarchy to put it.
Ah, I remember that memo. There was an argument between the CEO and the chief of the advertising dept. One said rainbow was the top of the line, and the other said it was the bottom. The Irish representative said it didn't matter because they already had the pot 'o gold label. It was a big fight.
I'd like to see the hat. Is it in the Lee Lounge?
Glad to oblige, Zetwal (yes, it is in the Lee Lounge)
It's one of my better hats, definitely a winter weight (with slightly longish "hair"), for which reason the felt is not as supple as the "real" nice hats. Quality build, though, and in very good condition (probably 1940's or perhaps 1950's?)