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Frost Bros. Pillbox Style Hat with Pearl, Velvet, Rhinestone and Star Beads

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Posted 3 years ago

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This mixed materials hat was sold by high-end department store Frost Bros. Drips of pearls atop velvet and grosgrain with star-shaped and rhinestone beading.

Dating from the 60s, this hat was made in Austria by Marisia for William. When I see something like this today, it's fun to guess at how much something like this would cost to be produced in our economy.

Frost Bros. was an expensive retail store known for its customer service that began in San Antonio, Texas. It began in 1917, growing to expand beyond Texas, changing ownership several times (Manhattan Industries, Garfinckel/Brooks Brothers, Sam Wyly) and until 1989 when it was liquidated.

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  1. bgrantland, 3 years ago
    The William is William Silverman. I have one of his hats. They are very well constructed. Here is a link to mine: http://brendagrantland.com/gallery/Silverman
  2. bgrantland, 3 years ago
    Your hat is beautiful. I love that plush fur felt.

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