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  • Place of origin:

    England (designed)

  • Date:

    ca.1970 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Herbert Johnson (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plush, silk

  • Credit Line:

    Worn and given by Sir Roy Strong

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Men's plush broad brimmed hat of dark olive green, with a two inch hat band of brown ribbed silk, with a bow on the left side. It has a high rounded crown and a three and a half inch broad brim.

When worn the crown was pushed in, and the front dented to form a peak. The lining is in two parts, the crown and sides. The sides are of cream acrylic material cut on the cross and gathered at the crown onto a piece of white acrylic which bears the royal coat of arms and that of the designer, printed in gold and brown. The inner hat band is of brown leather.

Place of Origin

England (designed)


ca.1970 (made)


Herbert Johnson (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Plush, silk

Marks and inscriptions

'Herbert Johnson, and R.S./ 38 New Bond Street/ London W'
Stamped on the inner hat band

Designer's cipher and initials, and details concerning the hat
On a piece of paper stuck at the back of the hat, behind the hat band , printed on black. The details concerning the hat are typewritten


Height: 15 cm, Width: 36 cm, Length: 39 cm

Object history note

Worn by Sir Roy Strong

Descriptive line

Men's plush broad brimmed hat, England, ca. 1970.


Felt; Silk


Hats & headwear; Accessories; Fashion; Clothing; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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