The American Hatter Volume 28

The American Hatter Volume 28

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... and beavers are favored for later trade. They anticipate a very large straw sailor season, and are at present taking orders for a moderate size hat, about 3-inch crown and 2 j-inch brim in narrow China pearl edge and fancy pearl in pretty mixed colors, the latter selling principally on the Continent. A special hat which they expect to sell largely is made of Jap split braid in sennit weave, about one-half inch wide, made with double brim and extremely light weight. At Scott's, Limited, Mr. Tipton reports trade generally good, and particularly so in ladies' goods. I took a glance through their ladies' department, which has made rapid strides since it was opened about four years ago; they have now three showrooms devoted entirely to that department, and are showing some very handsome designs. Two, of which I send cuts, were a beaver square crown felt with wide open brim trimmed with band and bow of striped beaver and white fancy ribbon with coque feathers curled over crown and a gray felt Alpine with wide open brim caught up on left side and trimmed with a check fancy ribbon and wings to match. These are both made in all colors. Mr. Tipton expressed satisfaction with the business done in Dunlap hats. There are lots of Americans visiting London who prefer to wear an American hat even at the higher price asked, and they are very pleased to be able to buy them here. Ayres & Smith are doing a large business with the shooting trade, which is now in full swing; the full top golf cap is still the favorite, although a style called the Tyrolean is becoming quite popular; it is made of Irish homespun, and is a very serviceable hat. The demand for the old-fashioned shooting helmet with peak fore and aft, with which the English sportsman is...show more

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  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 336g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236803671
  • 9781236803672