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    Hasidic fedoras

    Where can I find a pinch crease fedora like I see Hasidic men wear?Most of them I see have a 3"-3 1/2" brim.Black is fine,but a dark to medium gray would be more interesting.

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    My Mail is Forwarded Here Mike in Seattle's Avatar
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    Check some of the message strings in the Hats section and you'll find lots of links to hat retailers that undoubtedly have exactly what you're looking for.
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    Check Bencraft hats.

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    You probably want a Borsalino (seyata model), many sites sell them. Bencraft (one of the FL sponsors), in Brooklyn, has great prices on Borsalinos.

    I just sold two of these hats (one a Borsalino) on ebay but the winner is not paying thus far (groan!). If you are a size 7 or so and interested in a used hat(s), I can work out a deal with you for cheap. I am emailing him today and If I don't get the money in the next day or so (It's been a few weeks already) I planned to relist anyway.

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    One of the Regulars Alon's Avatar
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    There was a thread that recently died about the religious fedora, which I guess is basically Hasidic, since Amish don't actually wear a fedora.

    Here's the link: http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showt...ight=religious

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    Hiya,

    A wide-brimmed black Borsalino would work. For a less pricey variant, you could get a wide-brimmed black H?ēckel. If you want a shtreimel, you'll probably have to have it made for you.

    In the NYC area, there are a bunch of hat shops that specifically cater to Hasidic/Haredi Jews. None of them sell on the Net, as far as I know.

    A couple of Net shops do sell wide-brimmed black fedoras. The best of the lot is Aharon's Milechai, in Denver (www.milechai.com). The H?ēckel I bought from them came through Monsey Milan Warehouse, northwest of Yonkers, near the Pennsylvania border. Nice hat.

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    Try this link
    http://www.milechai.com/

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    Mark,

    Just a belated thanks for posting this. I bought my first ever new hat based on a web search that eventually led me to this post. Like yours, it's a Huckel from Monsey Milan, via Milechai, and I absolutely love it.

    (And also thanks to the mods of this forum. I'm having great fun reading through past posts.)

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by tandmark
    A couple of Net shops do sell wide-brimmed black fedoras. The best of the lot is Aharon's Milechai, in Denver (www.milechai.com). The H?ēckel I bought from them came through Monsey Milan Warehouse, northwest of Yonkers, near the Pennsylvania border. Nice hat.

    Cheers,
    Mark

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    I found this very interesting online article.

    http://wernercohn.com/hats.html

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    The Squatter by Akubra might suit your bill, or brim rather, and it comes in Gray as well as Black...

    Akubra Squatter

    Click on the 'more images' tab to see it in gray.

    The hat is sold open crown, or unbashed / uncreased, but as others here will tell you creasing is fun and easy, we have a page of instructions here:

    http://www.davidmorgan.com/bashinghat.html

    Unfortunately we don't currently have any Akubra dealers in Oklahoma but if you travel much check here to try one on in person:

    http://akubra-usa.com/ak_akubra_dealers.html

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