French Toque/Bordeaux with Paisley Buttons

French Toque/Bordeaux with Paisley Buttons

225.00

1940's French Scultped Toque/Bordeaux
A faithful reproduction of a beautiful, French sculpted toque, is revisited in this very soft, and luxurious wool felt, in a deep, rich shade of bordeaux. I have handblocked this sophisticated, chic little toque, over an authentic hand carved 1940's French hat block, that just arrived from Germany!! Oh, the stories it could tell!!! It is really a bit of a hybrid, combining elements of the nonchalant classic beret, with a foreshadowing of the coming decades' pillbox. The deeply sculpted grooves are inherent in the hat block, and are handstitched to hold their shape. Fully lined in a soft shade of burgundy moiree' taffeta. The focal point is finished with the addition of a scalloped applique', and two paisley buttons, made from a fragment of an authentic Victorian paisley shawl. A spray of delicate, dyed ostrich fronds emerge from the applique'.
An authentic homage to a fabulous chapeau, that you will want to wear every day!!
This hat can be ordered in any color you desire, and blocked to your head size. Please convo me for custom orders.
NOTE: At the moment, this hat is a custom order only. Turn around time is 3-4 weeks delivered. Please message me with your head measurement. 

 

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