Fabienne Delvigne Hat velvet felt
Fabienne Delvigne Boater Hat Marion Velvet Felt Black
Hat in velvet felt


Hat in velvet felt

Hat in velvet felt trimmed with matching ribbon or graphic buttons



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    Our Hat in velvet felt is handmade with great expertise in our workshop in Brussels, Belgium, in the heart of Europe.

    The boater hat: its history

    The boater hat is an oval-shaped straw hat with a flat bottom like its brim.

    This name gives its origin to the fact that it was a part of the summer uniform of sailors in the mid-19 century. This hat was used by canotieres, i.e. sailors who put on the boats of ships.

    Then, the canoe hat was popularised by the high society who wanted to dress their children as little sailors.

    Maurice Chevalier gave the boater its letters of nobility by wearing it so often that it became an integral part of his character. His song “Twist du canotier” will not be forgotten.

    The ‘Hepbrun’ boater’s hat is a classic: the flat bottom of the boater’s cap and the wide brim of the hat, but instead of being flexible, it is stiffened with brass primers and wire.

    The Belgian actress Audrey Hepbrun, who lived her youth in Brussels, was a great inspiration to the designer Fabienne Delvigne. She admired her sober elegance.

    Velvet felt is, like cashmere for a jumper, soft to the touch. It is also flattering to the face thanks to its velvety aspect reflected on the face. This hat is, in fact, light, especially if we work it with care and lightness as Maison Fabienne Delvigne always does.
    Moreover, this soft material is waterproof.


    To maintain velvet and melusine felts, they should be brushed regularly with a clothes brush. For example, to remove any dust and to raise the hair. Indeed, brushing gives the hat its lustre and shine.


    First, Maison Fabienne Delvigne carefully wraps the hats in tissue paper. Then places them in a black hat box designed by Fabienne Delvigne. These boxes are tailor made by Maison Fabienne Delvigne. Then, we place a certificate of authenticity next to the hat. Finally, we delicately perfume the hat with Guerlain’s “Eau de Cashmere”. A reminiscence of the beautiful collaboration between our two Maisons.

    You want to know more about this beautiful collaboration by clicking here.

    Additional information

    Weight 1,589 kg
    Dimensions 45 × 40 × 30 cm

    Midnight blue, Dark Grey, Black


    55, 56, 57, 58

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