Every man needs a vintage bowler hat just on principle.
Vintage Bowler Hat Details
- Vintage black bowler hat by Dorfman-Pacfic
- Black satin ribbon hatband with red feather.
- Cream satin lining with leather sweatband.
- Please read condition report.
What is a Bowler?
The Bowler, also known as a derby, is a hard felt hat with high domed crown and narrow brim curled at the edges. Created in 1849 by London hat makers Thomas and William Bowler to protect the head while horseback riding. It served as an alternative to the top hat. In America, the bowler — not the cowboy hat — was the most common hat in the Wild West. Cowboys and railroad workers preferred it because it did not blow off the head. Butch Cassidy, Bat Masterson and Billy the Kid wore bowlers. The bowler peaked in popularity at the end of the 19th Century. Charlie Chaplin, surrealist painter Rene Magritte, Liza Minelli’s Sally Bowles in Cabaret, and The Avengers’ John Steed all made the bowler their trademark hat
NOT SHIPPABLE TO ITALY due to Italian customs prohibition.
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Shipping & Returns
We normally ship within 3 – 5 business days. If there is an issue with shipping times you will be immediately notified. Clothing and accessories ship by USPS Priority Mail or FedEx. Jewelry ships First Class Insured. Overseas orders ship International First Class. Buyer is responsible for customs duties.
We know you may be wary about purchasing vintage items, so we do offer returns. If you are unhappy or the item does not fit, please notify Madge of a return request within 10 days of receipt of merchandise and return items within 30 days. We encourage you to read our complete return policy here.
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