1970s Toque, Natural Straw Turban, Recessed Crown, Hat Size 21


Jaunty 1970s toque hat in cream straw.  The recessed crown is a sophisticated touch.
Approx. Hat Size (cm): 21″ (53); Diameter: 8.5″ (21.5); Crown Height: 4″ (10).
Condition: Minor wear commensurate with age.

Era:  1970s.
Mark Label: None.
Only one – Buy now.

1 in stock


Natural straw 1970s toque makes a real statement.

1970s Toque Details

  • Vintage straw toque hat.
  • Top of crown slightly recessed.
  • The straw has a glisten to the finish.
  • Coordinating satin band around the bottom.
  • Snazzy inside sweatband.
  • Circa 1970s.

What is a Toque

The Toque is a somewhat generic term for a brimless hat with a stiff crown. The term “toque” originated from Arabic and then medieval French, but it has been recognized in the English language since the early 1500s. It is commonly used to refer to the tall chef’s hat (toque blanche or “white hat”) still worn today. European men wore toques from the 13th to 16th centuries. In women’s fashion, toque has many variations of shapes within the category.

Toques are seen in some version or another in every decade of the 20th Century. In 1945 tall toques came into vogue, a reaction to the restrictions and shortages of hat making materials during World War II.   From Hatatorium:  An Essential Guide for Hat Collectors, 3rd Edition.

NOT SHIPPABLE TO ITALY due to Italian customs prohibition.

Love Vintage Hats? 

Shop more hats for women here

Shipping & Returns

Items are normally shipped within 5 business days.  Occasionally, there may an issue with shipping times.  If so, we will let you know at once. Clothing and accessories ship by USPS Priority Mail, UPS, or FedEx, based on the best price.  Jewelry ships First Class Insured. Overseas orders ship International First Class.  Please see our Shipping Information for rates.

International buyers handle all customs duties. PLEASE NOTE effective July 1, 2021, EU members are charged VAT taxes based on the specific country’s tax rates at the time of importation. 

We know you may be wary about buying vintage items. If so, we do offer returns.  After receipt of your vintage pieces, if you are unhappy or the item does not fit, please let Madge know of a return request within 10 days of receipt of merchandise and return items within 30 days after notification. 

We encourage you to read our complete Return Policy here.   After that, if you still have questions please call or text (404) 850-1757.


Photos copyright © 2022  MadgesHatbox Vintage.  We are a proud member of Got VintageCheck out their website.

You may also like…