This is a Brown Velour Felt Cloche. A classic winter cloche hat in a walnut brown fur felt. This fur felt is the longer haired type, and is a french vintage fur felt base that has been shaped into the classic bell shaped hat from the 1920s.
The hat is a walnut brown and has quite an extra long fur felt. This fur felt type is called ‘mousline’ in millinery materials because of the extra long fur feel of the felt fabric. It is rare and expensive in millinery. Its a super warm hat. The fitting on the hat is a small medium, to a max of 58 cm head fit.
The trim of the hat is a pure silk in a light tan, with vintage beading on the rosette flower feature.
In a classic cloche shape this brown velour felt cloche hat has a shorter crown length at the back of the head to allow for your scarf/coat collar to sit comfortably over the back of the hat. The right side of the hat shapes down and the left is curled up giving that lovely vintage style. The quality of this fur felt hat is rarely seen today, as the fur felt is thick and strong and holds it shape really firmly. A hat to last generations.
The Cloche shape hat was first shown around 1908 and is attributed to a French Milliner, Caroline Reboux. It became very popular during the 1920s and 1930s. It has enjoyed a recent revival probably due to TV shows such as Downton Abbey.
This piece is only available in the colour shown. However you can order variations to the trim or other embellishments of appliqué. For any such variations please contact Wendy at Wendy@wendyscully.com or call on +61416310028 to discuss.
As with all Wendy Scully Millinery we do not accept returns on made to order pieces.