INVISIBLE AT THE MOMENT DEC 2017 - VINTAGE 1960’s MR. JOHN JR. MINK TRIMMED BLACK FELT HAT WITH TIE - PERFECT FOR FALL & WINTER
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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