1950s Blue Straw Navy Hat
Here's a perfect basic navy blue summer hat. It has a small brim with grosgrain bow, is straw and has a comb sewn into the front to keep it in place. It's in excellent vintage condition. Measures about 19inches around the inside and is labeled "Betmar". Betmar's history goes back to the depths of the Great Depression in America. The year was 1933 - The hat business was flourishing in spite of the difficult economic times. Wearing a hat was part of every day dressing for men and women. Betmar, a new brand focused on women's millinery, was in need of a strong factory. A partnership was formed with a skilled old-line cap maker with roots dating back to 1911 in New York. From this Betmar was born. The name chosen was taken from Betty Marks, the first designer for the hat company. Within six months Betmar blossomed at key department stores around the country. Betty Marks continued making great designs into the 1950s, and her protégé, Miss Arleen, carried the name and reputation forward for many years. Betmar is sold today in more than 15 countries and is a leader in women's headwear fashion. This is an authentic one of a kind vintage piece in wearable condition, that has been cleaned and repaired (if necessary). Flaws will be noted, but please ask any questions you may have as this is a FINAL SALE garment and cannot be returned.
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