1920s Vintage Christie's Silk Top Hat in Christie's box
Vintage genuine 1920s Gentleman's Silk Top Hat by Christie's. The hat comes with its original oval Christie's box which has been sellotaped over the years around its edges. Made by Christies of London for J. Ingram Rees, Cardiff.
- Christies London for J. Ingram Rees, Cardiff
- The hat comes with original oval Christie's box which has been taped over the years
- Initialed with C.E.S.
- It comes with a 1½ inch wide wool band, which is not illustrated
- Leather inside sweat band impressed with the words "New Conformable"
- I found some newspaper padding inside, see images which were dated 1929, interesting headlines too
Measures approx': 21 1/2" inner circumference which is about a size 6 7/8 I think.
Condition: Very good, minor rub to outer corner and is very slightly creased see images, but for its age is really rather excellent.
Vintage sizing is very different to modern day sizes, they usually are at least 2 sizes smaller depending on the era of manufacture. So to ensure a good fit please go by the measurements provided. I measure the garment laid flat edge to absolute edge then double, which give the maximum, you will need to measure your own clothes to compare sizing
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1. PRISTINE :
In our opinion vintage garment possibly in original packaging, never used. – mint condition as new and may have original labels or in original packaging These items will not be unpacked or washed as it would compromise their originality, therefore they may have fading, staining or other issues from years of storage.
The item has been worn but is in a perfect or near perfect vintage condition.
3. VERY GOOD :
Worn, with some general, but minimal signs of wear.
4. GOOD :
Will show signs of wear possibly needing a small repair or missing a button.
5. WORN :
Well worn with signs of wear such as a tear, several missing buttons or areas of staining.
6. POOR :
Not fit for wear, but a useful item for research or display.