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1990s Kokin New York Large Brim Taupe Sun Hat
Kokin is one of the few majorly acclaimed millinery designers in the US. Having started in the 1980s, Kokin harnessed his millinery skills whilst studying at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and soon after became an international success in the world of hats. With his designs in prominent retail stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, and Bergdorf Goodman, his hats have been sought after, and worn by a host of celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Bette Midler, and Beyoncé to name a few.
This Kokin sun hat from the 1990s is made of coiled braids of ivory, beige, and taupe that give the hat a sandy color with a subtle sheen. It features a wide, flexible brim that allows the brim to be styled versatilely. Around the edge of the brim, there is a slightly darker band in the same braid material. The dome of the hat has a smooth, precise shape, while the coil is inconspicuously finished on the interior. A classic hat style, this Kokin sun hat highlights skill through simplicity, and practicality.
Crown height: 3.5 inches
Circumference: 23 1/4 inches
Brim front: 7 inches
Brim back: 4.5 inches
A black grosgrain ribbon sweatband lines the interior of the hat, where the Kokin New York label is sewn. This hat is in excellent condition, and is quality, New York-made design. High-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.