Cleverly crafted from straw with a winsome black straw braid edge, this boater is iconic. In an era when women marched for the vote, after WWI, menswear became a distinct influence on women’s fashion. This hat is one that was never worn, as you can see by the lining. At the newly established department stores, a lady could choose her hat, the fine ribbons and flowers with which to trim it. The finishing would happen in the store, or if she were a clever girl, at home, as a thriftier solution for style. Comfortably fitting 23" head. In pristine condition, and totally wearable.