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Gents Straw Boater

Great Dixieland Hat

Item: 003217



You’ll be poised and perfectly groomed for nearly every fair-weather whimsy with our Straw Boater parked atop your head. A classic hat to pair with tennis togs or to sport at a seashore shindig, this boater is crisp, clean and totally cool!

Popular throughout the country from approximately 1880 – 1920, the boater is an icon of refined, recreational style for both men and women. Often the boater is referred to as a skimmer or sailor’s straw hat. This particular boater is trimmed with a dandy grosgrain ribbon of navy and red folded into a bow.

This classic boater is made of stiffened braided Laichow straw, features a 2 inch brim and flat-top crown, measuring approx. 3 1/2 inches tall. Imported. Available in sizes M - XL.

Dress up your look with our Satin Hat Bands, available in a variety of colors. Choose a color to match or complement your outfit or event!

Want to keep your hat in shape while in storage? Try our Hat Stretcher.

Oversized: This item is considered oversized for shipping purposes, and may incur a surcharge if expedited or shipped internationally.

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Sizing Chart sizing
Hat Size
(up to)
7 to 7 1/8
22 1/4"
7 1/4 - 7 3/8
7 1/2 to 7 5/8
23 7/8"

Product Reviews  

Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.86/5.00 stars from 49 reviews

Historical Boater
This straw boater is perfect for a museum display accompanying Mark Twain's book Life on the Mississippi. At the Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site in Florida, Missouri, we do a rotating display of his first editions to protect them from light and wear. Mark Twain wore a straw boater similar to this one when he worked as a cub pilot (learning the ropes) on steamboats on the Mississippi River.
Sep 14, 2019
Marianne Bodine
Florida Mi
Hat is better than expected
Jul 26, 2017
Baltimore MD
The Boater
I received numerous positive comments about my Boater. It was admired by many and generated a lot of conversation about its history and personal memories.
Jul 7, 2016
Portsmouth Vi
Straw Boater
I purchased this hat to go with Seersucker suit also from Historical Emporium. Great quality hat for good price. My husband received many compliments on his outfit.
May 26, 2016
San Diego
Snappy hat!
The beauty replaced a similar hat that belonged to my late father-in-law. It arrived on time and well-packed. The hat appears to be made well and should give me good service.
May 15, 2016
New Hyde Park NY
The straw boater is a perfect fit. I am able to use accent with several combinations.
May 3, 2016
Capt. Moriba
Washington DC
Boater Hat
It was exactly what I wanted. The price of the hat was very affordable and the quality was superior. I would buy from Historical Emporium again.
Feb 26, 2016
Hollywood Fl
Great Product!
Very well made and authentic! True to size!
Oct 19, 2015
Garden Grove Ca
Simply awesome
This boater is magnificent The perfect accessory for the 1900's bathing suit
Oct 15, 2015
Rehoboth Beach DE
Amazing product for the price! I wore to a white party on a yacht and I mean I shut it down. The hat looked so amazing! The quality is top notch for the money. Very stiff, and sturdy. I would definitely buy another. Everybody was asking where I got it from, I really didn't want to spill the beans, but I told everyone! Great product! great Price! super Fast Shipping!
Jul 16, 2015
Well made!
Hat was purchased on a Friday and reveied on Monday! Extremely fast shipping, very well made hat. I measured my head just as they said to, but the large is a tad too big. Very happy with the product though
May 25, 2015
Best. Hat and company
I was searching everywhere for this hat and I finally found it on here. It fits perfect and a fashion statement for a reasonable price. Truly appreciate their merchandise and amazing consumer service it was delivery on time well package. Trust me when I say you will love this hat
May 21, 2015
Cleveland Oh
super hat
Only wanted a straw hat to go with my Model A. This was a better price than in antique shops and stores. the quality was better than expected.
May 14, 2015
A.H. Garage
Wayzata MN
Hit at the Party!
Recently, my company held a "Roaring 20s", Great Gatsby themed party. The first thing I thought was that I had to get a boater hat so I went to Google of course lol! Every one would be wearing their best and I wanted to stand out. I did! I expected to see maybe 1 or 2 other boaters, but mine was the only one! I got so many compliments on it, and some of the other guys even asked where I got it, because they looked everywhere but couldn't find one. I told them about Gentleman's Emporium. Thanks again for a great product!
Jan 30, 2015
San Antonio Te
Great Dixieland Hat
My husband plays in a dixieland band and was thrilled with this beautiful hat! He has an XL head and the XL seems to be the right size. The ribbon band is dapper and the inner-rim padding is very comfortable. We're hoping it "wears in" a bit to a more oval head shape. We would recommend this hat from Historical Emporium to anyone and everyone!
Jan 2, 2015
Kristin & Andy

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