I think most vintage collectors are coming around to the idea that central European felt hat bodies were hands down the best. From fine soft felts to luxurious velour and satin finishes, German hats in particular from the 1920s and 30s are utterly glorious to hold and wear. This hat was probably made for a German company sometime in the 1920s or early 30s and is made of soft felt in a long-ish hair felt finish. Inside, there is just the remains of a maker’s label which gives no information, and what looks like an inspectors sticker with a “43” in very Germanic script. Sadly a bit of a wreck with the sweatband and liner missing, but that doesn’t stop me wearing it.