Man's hat

Austrian (for American market)
Manufactured by P. & C. Habig (Austrian), Retailed by Brooks Brothers (American, founded 1818)

Object Place: San Francisco, California, United States


Overall: 14 x 25.5 x 30 cm (5 1/2 x 10 1/16 x 11 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool felt, wool braid, metal, leather, feathers, silk (?) satin

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Man’s green felted wool trilby with dented top and pinched front, brim upturned at back with white and gold wool braid around bottom of crown ending in a knot. A metal pin in the form of a thistle is affixed to the left side, and a spray of feathers is attached to the pin. Brown leather inner brim, stamped in gold: “P. & C. / HABIG / VIENNA / EXPORT QUALITY / VENTILLO / MADE IN AUSTRIA,” “BROOKS BROTHERS / ESTABLISHED 1818” White silk lining, labeled in crown: “P. & C. / HABIG / VIENNA / HATTERS / 1862 / EXPORT QUALITY / STYLED EXCLUSIVELY FOR / BROOKS BROTHERS / ESTABLISHED 1818”


1940s, purchased by Louis Shackie, San Francisco, CA in San Francisco; by descent to Shackie's grand-nephew, William DeGregorio, Allston, MA; gift of DeGregorio to the MFA (Accession date: April 14, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of William DeGregorio in honor of Louis Shackie


© PaC Habig, Vienna, Austria