Rue wore this red Travel Smith raincoat and red hat together for years, so I assumed they were a set. Although the coat came with a nice travel bag, so you can fold it away and carry it with you, it did NOT come with the hat; that was made by a company called Pantropic. The coat is a woman’s Petite L and it comes with the 14.5″ x 12″ travel bag. The hat is 6″ high with a 14.5″ brim and has a small tear from when Rue went to scratch her head while trimming the roses in her yard and almost put her eye out with the pruning shears! One day, while the camera crew for the documentary was following me to Rue’s place for a meeting, we came upon a poor woman sitting on the side of the street eating a gyro – I recognized the hat, it was Rue. I cleaned her up – she had the gyro sauce dripping everywhere – and walked her home. She told me she heard there was a street fair and she had always wanted to try a gyro, so she put on the big hat so no one would recognize her and went and bought one. Good times! The coat, hat, and bag come with prints of all the photos shown and a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$275 NOW $137.50