1970s Vintage Designer Phillip Somerville Straw Hat • Summer Hat
This is a wonderful stylish straw Summer hat from the 1970s by the fabulous designer, Phillip Somerville. With a typical deep crown and wide brim, the hat is decorated with a beige shiny vinyl flower, fringing and band around the base of the crown. The weave is beautiful and fine and smooth, with a shiny almost silky sheen to it. The brim edge is folded and stitched to conceal a structural wire.
”Philip Somerville is one of today’s best known milliners and was awarded the Royal Warrant – Milliner to the Queen in 1995. Established in 1972, Philip Somerville began as a wholesale supplier to high end department stores in London and New York, such as Harrods and Bergdorf Goodman. In 1987, he opened his hat salon in Bond Street for private clients”. Credit: vintagefashionguild
- The crown is deep and the brim is deeper at the front.
- Beige vinyl decoration.
- 70s Phillip Somerville straw hat, made for Cresta in England.
- Inner circumferance measures: 21”.
- From front brim to back: 13.5"
- Height approx 5.5".
- In great sturdy condition, lovely wearable hat.
Vintage sizing is very different to modern day sizes, they’re usually 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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