Mary Fields Hat
Mary Fields Hat
Mary Fields Hat
Mary Fields Hat
Mary Fields Hat
Mary Fields Hat
Mary Fields Hat
Mary Fields Hat
Mary Fields Hat
Mary Fields Hat
Mary Fields Hat
Mary Fields Hat
Mary Fields Hat
Mary Fields Hat
Mary Fields Hat

Mary Fields Hat

Regular price $400.00 Sale price $375.00
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*No refunds or exchanges. Kindly take measurements before ordering! (see size chart below)*
-Size 7 1/2 (60cm or 23 1/2in)
-Black fedora with a floppy wide brim
-One of a kind, handcrafted in Santa Fe, NM
-Hand-stitched black leather on the band and crown
-Weather-resistant to snow, rain, and sleet
-Fur felt blend
-Leather sweatband
-Creative Collaboration with Thunderbird Hats & Rough Love Jewelry

Mary Fields AKA "Stagecoach Mary" (around 1832-1914)
Mary Fields was born a slave in Hickman Town, Tennessee and she was the first African American female who was hired as a contractor to work for the USPS as a star route mail carrier. As a star carrier, her job was to protect the mail on her route from bandits and to deliver mail.  Fields was believed to be around 6ft tall, carried a rifle and a revolver, openly wore men's clothing, and was fearless. She met trains with mail, then drove her stagecoach over rocky, rough roads and through snow and inclement weather. And though she intimidated would-be thieves with her height and her tough demeanor, she became beloved by locals in Montana and beyond, who praised her generosity and her soft spot for children. 


Measuring Tips & Size Chart
Use a ribbon/string and ruler or a seamstress tape measure to determine your hat size. Start at the top of your ear and measure about 1/4 inch-1/2 inch upward (or as high as you want that feels the most comfortable to you). Next,  from there measure the circumference of your head.  
Inches Hat Size Centimeters
21 1/8 6 3/4-S 54
21 1/2 6 7/8-S 55
22
7-M 56
22 1/4 7 1/8-M 57
22 5/8 7 1/4-L 58
23 7 3/8-L 59
23 1/2 7 1/2-XL 60
23 7/8 7 5/8-XL 61
24 1/4 7 3/4-XXL 62