Luci Puci | CSO-Hat7

Navy Straw Breton by Luci Puci. Hat Size 20

Who doesn't love a navy hat for spring?
Approx. Hat Size: 21" (56 cm); Total Diameter: 15" (34 cm); Height: 2.5" (56 - cm); Width of brim varies from...

  • Who doesn't love a navy hat for spring?
    Approx. Hat Size: 21" (56 cm); Total Diameter: 15" (34 cm); Height: 2.5" (56 - cm); Width of brim varies from 2.5" - 3.5" (6 - 7 cm)
    Condition: Very Good.
    Mark/Label: Luci Puci, Innes Wichita, Label size 22
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    • Navy straw hat with wide brim.
    • Shallow Berton from woven parasisal straw.
    • This hat has a light sheen and the crown.
    • Wide grosgrain hatband with a large flat bow in the same color.
    • Petersham ribbon sweatband inside.
    • Two built-in combs help keep this beautiful hat in place.
    • Parasisal is the preferred straw for expensive millinery because it is both finer and longer-lasting than most other hat-making straws.

    Lucy Puci (LooseyPoosey) was the brainchild ofLucylle Smith Gilbert who rose from apprentice to principal designer for Chicago based millinery company Lemington Inc. Gilbert designed hats for first ladies Mamie Eisenhower and Pat Nixon. Another loyal hat buyer was Carol Channing. In the company’s heyday, the company produced over 900 hats per day under various labels. Gilbert, famous for designing 10 – 15 different hat styles per day, had a very interesting way of working. Instead of sketching her ideas she drew inspiration from the materials on hand. Other labels by the company were Lemington and Sam Budwig. Lemington closed sometime in the late 1960s. Gilbert died in 1994 at the age of 86.
    Breton style which means a rounded or flat-crowned hat with a brim that turns up around the edges, originally worn by peasants in Brittany, a region in France.

    Innes was a major department store in Wichita, Kansas.



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