A gorgeous wide brim Leslie James Breton Straw Hat that really makes a statement.
Leslie James Breton Hat Details
- Fabulous large straw Breton hat.
- The straw weave detail wraps underneath.
- The top is solid black.
- By Leslie James for Innes Dept. Store, Wichita, Kansas; the major department store in my hometown before it became just another Macy’s.
A Breton hat is a rounded or flat-crowned hat with a brim that turns up around the edges, originally worn by peasants in Brittany, a region in France. It is similar to a bowler, but the brim is wider and rolls up more dramatically. Wide-brimmed Bretons were popular in the 1960s, when they were worn on the back of the head. An all-over feather Breton circa 1960-65 is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Art Boston. From Hatatorium, An Essential Guide for Hat Collectors, 2nd Edition.
NOT SHIPPABLE TO ITALY due to Italian customs prohibition.
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