Sonni San Francisco Lancaster Hat Co USA Felt Black Wool Crystal Rhinestone Upturned Brim Size 7
This stunning vintage Lancaster Hat Company Upturned Wide Brim style hat is made of 100% wool felt and sports a black grosgrain band with a back bow embelished with authentic crystal rhinestones all over the crown. The hat is new old stock, unworn originally purchased in the 1980's and is an amazing statement piece. The 3-1/2 inch wide brim provides sun protection and the interior measures 22 inches which translates to a size 7 fitted hat. This MADE IN THE USA hat is a classic upturned brim style felt hat and would be wonderful at cocktail and holiday parties, or other special occasions.
The Sonni Hat Company was established in 1952 by Herbert (Sonni) Del Monica and his wife, Jean after Sonni learned the ropes from his father's San Francisco hat company, and was renowned for it's elegant ladies special occasion headwear. The couple designed and made women's hats in the back and sold their wares in the front of the shop. In those days, business was booming as every lady kept a wardrobe of hats. Sonni's Hats sold locally and around the country to retailers such as Lord & Taylor. First Lady Mamie Eisenhower was one among many prominent women who relied on a Sonni's creations. Jean died in 1997, then Sonni, and finally the business closed.