Its a Ring I Want Hat

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What could be better than a 'Harbig' designer, timeless hat with simulated flowers for a stand out effect!

Wear this beauty to make an entrance when you step to take your place on a racing runway, at a stylish wedding or, wear for a summer brunch with the ladies!

This classic style flatters a stylish outfit wherever you go.

Circa: 1940 - 1970
Origin: Consignment
Material: Silk with simulated flowers attached to a stiffened net cap
Condition: Very Good commensurate with age

DESIGNER INFORMATION: The firm of Harbig was a Melbourne millinery company owned by Mr and Mrs Richard Ernest Harbig.

In 1949, an article in the West Australian newspaper reported their return from the United States. It records that: 'FEATHERS SYDNEY, Sept. 14: Mr. and Mr. Richard Harbig, Melbourne milliners who reached Sydney by air tonight from America, gave these details of hat trends for next winter. Shapes: Head-hugging cloches to flatter short hair, cut away at the back to clear high collars, and built up and out at the front to give height. Materials: Felts, velours, velvets, and a new long-haired fur fabric called flamond. Colours: Muted pastels, few jewel shades, and no vivid colours. Trimmings: Little veiling, "but feathers and feathers and feathers".'

Similar item found in Victorian Collection Melbourne Museum.

Our vintage items are rated as follows:
  • Excellent: Near-or new quality, with no noted flaws often in original packaging or, with original tags (deadstock)
  • Very Good: May have some minor issue, as noted
  • Good: Some minor flaws which may be repairable, or do not detract from the garment when worn
  • Rescue: Flaws as described which may or may not detract when worn in most cases possibility of repair

We estimate sizes as current or, 'modern' sizing rather than vintage sizing as eras do vary.

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