Marcus Ruben Not Available USER.f94c93a9-291d-47aa-9c46-65d295eeb398 Vintage 60s PLAYBOY CLUB Doorman's Hat Cap Marcus Ruben Original Authentic RARE
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Vintage 60s PLAYBOY CLUB Doorman's Hat Cap Marcus Ruben Original Authentic RARE

Vintage 60s PLAYBOY CLUB Doorman's Hat Cap Marcus Ruben Original Authentic RARE

$4499.96
$4999.95 (10% off)
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Location: Anderson, South Carolina

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Condition: Pre-owned
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Adjustment Type : [Fitted]
Size : [7 1/2]
Pattern : [Playboy Club]
Department : [Men]
Country/Region of Manufacture : [United States]
Modified Item : [Yes]
Brand : [Marcus Ruben]
Color : [Brown and Orange]
Occasion : [Formal]
Style : [Doorman's Cap]
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Gently pre-owned, 1960s vintage, condition. This is truly a one of a kind piece of Americana history! This listing is for an original, authentic, doorman's cap used at one of the original Playboy Clubs. It was produced by Marcus Ruben Incorporated, the makers of uniforms and linens for generations. The company was founded in 1870s and was based in Chicago, Illinois - the very same town where Playboy was founded and where the original Playboy club was opened. The hat is featured in a a very nice size 7 1/2.

The hat is in very nice condition with various areas of marks, staining and wear exactly as pictured. Most spotting is on the very top, typical from use. The inside is lined for protection with vintage newspaper from the era. The newspaper is titled "Evening Tribune" out of San Diego, California and is dated 1966. In addition, there are a few embellishments added on to the hat and are stuck to the band around the hat. On the left side there are a few vintage playing cards tucked behind the band and on the right side there are two pinback buttons attached to the band. All of these items, including the newspaper around the inside, can easily be removed if you so desire but I am leaving them attached for this listing to present this hat exactly as I found it.

I have personally been in contact with two former Playboy Bunnies and magazine cover stars, both of whom also worked in the Playboy Clubs from the same era. Both of them recognized the hat and stated that they do indeed remember employes wearing hats like it and confirmed it to be original and authentic. In addition, I have also been in contact with a number of the major auction houses in the country and they have all expressed interest in selling the hat at auction for me. However, I have decided to first list it on eBay for my dedicated followers and customers.

I have never seen another similar hat made available at any point in the past. It is incredibly rare for any official Playboy uniforms to be made available on the aftermarket, have it be an original Bunny outfit or a doorman's cap such as this. It very likely will be many more years into the future before another such hat is made available for purchase anywhere else.

Please do not hesitate to message my with any questions or requests for more images or information. I will respond to all requests promptly and will do my best to answer any questions you may have and send any additional images you would like to see of this wonderful piece.

For shipping, it will be stuffed and then sealed in a plastic bag and fully protected with padding and then placed in a sturdy cardboard box. The default shipping service will be through the USPS Priority Mail, insured for the full sold value, signature required. I will also offer UPS and FedEx services, as well as any other services recommended by the buyer. Thank you all so much for taking the time to view this listing!
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