• John Frederics hat
  • vintage john Frederics feather hat
  • John Frederics hat
  • John Frederics hat
  • vintage john Frederics feather hat

1950s John Frederics Hat, Gold Velvet, Black Hackle Feathers


Vintage John Frederics hat in plush light gold velvet.

Fabulous black feather and gold velvet John Frederics hat.
Approx. Hat Size (cm): 20″ (51); Diameter: 8″ 20); Crown Height: 5″ (13).
Condition: Very good.
Era: 1950s.
Mark/Label: Miss Frederics of John Frederics.
One of a kind- Get it before it’s gone.


SKU: Hat300 Categories: Fall & Winter Hats, Sold Gallery, Womens Hats Tags: Sold, sold gallery

A dramatic look and highly collectible John Frederics hat.
Vintage John Frederics hat in plush light gold velvet.

  • High crown.
  • The base is swathed in black and spotted hackle feathers.
  • Perfect three season hat – fall, winter, and spring.
  • Please verify your hat size as this one is on the small side.

Who was John Frederics?

This millinery label was a partnership of John Pico Harberger (a/k/a “John Pico John” or “Mr. John”) and Frederic Hirst. The Coty awards gave John Frederics a special award for millinery in 1943. When John Pico and Frederic Hirst dissolved their partnership in 1948,  John Pico formed the Mr. John label and Frederic Hirst kept the John-Frederics label .  Healso designed hats as “Mr. Fred.” 

After the split, Hirst did not fare as well as Mr. John. John-Frederics was mentioned and/or advertised in fashion magazines in the 1920s through the 1950s. John Frederics Charmer hats were advertised in 1950s magazines after Mr. John left the label. Labels include: John Frederics Made to Order, John Frederics, John Frederics Charmer (less expensive line), “Sweet Young Things” “Miss Frederics.”   Hatatorium, An Essential Guide for Hat Collectors, 2nd Edition

NOT SHIPPABLE TO ITALY due to Italian customs prohibition.

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