1930s Bollman Heritage Collection Aviator

Bollman Hat Company
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Style Fashion Caps
Collection Bollman Heritage Collection
Fabric Wool Felt
Material 100% Wool
Crown Round
Season Autumn/Winter
USA Made or Imported Made in USA
Hat wearing continued to be part of the daily uniform of American's in the 1930's. The Bollman Company expanded its vertical manufacturing capability in 1931 by starting its wool processing operation known as Bollman Carbonizing Company. 1930's America was marked by both serious turmoil and major change. Due to the plummeting of the stock market in 1929, the country quickly fell under an intense economic collapse known as the Great Depression. Unemployment in America grew to twenty five percent in 1933. Amidst the bedlam of drastic social changes were the technological advancements that allowed the field of aviation to enter new and exciting territory. While Lindbergh gained popularity for making the first solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927, the country also fell in love with the second person to do so, Amelia Earhart.
Women's fashion became more conservative in cut and color. The simple clean lines of the Aviator demonstrate the understated, less baroque designs influenced by the somber times of the Great Depression. At the same time, the hat still possesses an understated charm. The Bollman aviator style is soft and clean with a stick pearl pin to hold the hat in place. This hat comes in a special edition Bollman Heritage Hat Box.