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Black Cloche Hat, 60s Mod Bucket Style, Faux Snakeskin Bow

$45.00

Fun 60s Mod helmet style black cloche hat.  Can you dig that snakeskin bow?
Approx. Hat Size (cm): 22″ (56); Diameter: 9.5″ (24); Height Crown: 6″ (15).
Era: 1960s.
Mark/Label:  Label size large, Peachbloom Velour.
Buy Now. Vintage Item – only one available.

1 in stock

This black cloche hat is such a fun look for winter.

Black Cloche Hat Details

  • Stylish cloche hat.
  • Bucket-style with a tall crown is so 60s mod.
  • Black and white faux snakeskin bow in the front.
  • Brim has a slight flare on the front and sides.

NOT SHIPPABLE TO ITALY due to Italian customs prohibition

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Who was Leslie James

Leslie James was a California-based milliner active from the mid-1930s through the 1970s.  The company was a partnership between James Druce and Leslie Masters.    Madge has a fascinating blog post on this milliner.

What is a Cloche Hat?

The cloche is a deep crowned, usually soft hat with little or no brim, worn pulled down over the ears and forehead, with the headband ending at the eyebrows. According to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lucie Hamar introduced the cloche in 1917, but other cloches in the Met’s collection are attributed to earlier years, including one with a B. Altman label, which the Met says is circa 1912. Other sources say the French milliner Caroline Reboux was the creator. 

Cloche-like hats began to appear in the U.S. as early as 1915, replacing the oversized Edwardian hat. They were most commonly associated with flappers during the 1920s, when they were widely popular, eclipsing virtually all other hat styles. Reboux’s 1925 helmet shaped cloche became the dominant design for the rest of the decade. In the 1930s cloches began exposing more of the forehead, sometimes by rolling up the brim. By the mid-1930s, the cloche had fallen out of fashion. Revived in the 1970s, the cloche continues as one of the most popularFrom Hatatorium:  An Essential Guide for Hat Collectors, 2nd Edition

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.

 

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