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The following information is from the Vintage Fashion Guild Label Resource site & my thanks to them

John Harberger, also known as John P. John (1906-1993), or Mr. John was one of the foremost milliners of the 20th century. He began by working for his mother, Mme. Laurel, in 1926. In 1929 he formed a partnership with milliner Frederic Hirst and the resulting company was called John-Frederics. The team also designed hats for the movies, with probably the most famous designs being those made for Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind.

The partnership was dissolved in 1948 with Frederic Hirst retaining the John-Frederics label, and John P. John starting Mr. John. Mr. John closed in the 1970s, but he continued to make hats privately into the 1980s.

His hats were known more for their flattering form, rather than for elaborate decoration

A vintage 1960’s black felt had by the fabulous Mr. John known for his gorgeous hats. The label is identical to one of the Mr. John labels from the 1960’s on the Vintage Fashion Guild site. The hat is out of black felt surround around the brim with cream, black & brown tipped mink. Keep in mind that the photos were taken up close which makes the fur look fuller than in real life although it is very pretty the way it is.  I would say the fur trim is about 1-1/2" wide.There is a narrow felt strip “ribbon” around the base of the brim of the hat for decoration. Long ties with tied with a small strip of felt which moves up & down to tighten the ties when wearing the hat. 22” circumference inside the hat with a diameter of appx. 14 from front to back & 14” across. Ties measure 26” long. "George W. Bollman & Co." printed inside the hat who manufactured the hats for Mr. John. Made in the U.S. A. Very good condition.

Just beautiful for Fall & winter when you want to look spectacular!


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Care Instructions

We examine each item carefully and note any imperfections, but unless an item is said to be new, please don't expect it to be perfect & even some new items have small imperfections. I will always state in the description if there are any imperfections & I never do repairs but leave them to others who are better able to do them than me as that is not my expertise.

Please remember that unless specified all items have been used and will show varying signs of use or wear. We always list the obvious imperfections to the best of our abilities. However, some slight imperfections that will not show or affect wearing or using the item may slip by or not be considered worth mentioning.

Vintage nightgowns & peignoirs may be delicate so I do not wash them in the machine. I wash them in lukewarm water with Woolite or some other mild soap, then rinse & hang dripping wet in the shower.

Since these are vintage items, a bit of extra care needs to be taken with them so they remain beautiful & I definitely would never put a vintage nightgown or a peignoir in the dryer as it would ruin it.

The items are sold as we find them. We do not dry clean, launder, alter or repair vintage clothing and they should be cleaned or washed upon arrival. Please make your selection carefully & check the measurements as there is no return on clothing or other items.


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