Thanks for clarifying!
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I already posted these photos in the "new hat" thread, but so far, I'm not hearing a thing about the age of my hat, which I would very much like to know. To that end, I'll post these photos here, too, and see if I have better luck. I bought this at a Swap Meet, down in San Diego, this past Sunday, for a very good price (me thinks), and would like to know more about it, and about it's age. Any info or comments would be gratefully appreciated. I took these photos right after having bought the hat, in the back of my Mom-In-Law's Honda mini-van, and so apologize for their lack of quality. Here's my "new" Lock & Co. fedora, made for Brooks Brothers:
I think this old fedora was made in the 1930-1970 period, but would love to narrow that down to a single decade, if possible. My plans are to send this hat to a reputable Hatter, and Art F. has been strongly recommended, have the detached sweatband repaired, cleaned, blocked, and stretched from 7 1/4 to 7 3/8 long oval, if possible. Then, it will become a favorite of mine, I'm sure! Any thoughts on the age of my hat would be very much appreciated, and any other comments or suggestions will be, as well. Thanks, very much, and God Bless!
Every Good Wish,
By way of an update, I talked to Art Fawcett today, and he will be doing the needed work and associated maintenance for my "new" old hat! Thanks to those who recommended him, as he seems like a first rate Gentleman, who is a true artist at what he does! Can you tell that I'm excited?! You bet!! Thanks, again, and God Bless!
Every Good Wish,
wanted to post here for ages to see what you think of a dear hat of mine but I am new here and I can't seem to get the upload image function (flash issue?) to work so had to found a workaround for that. I hope these links will work instead:
The hat belonged to my grandfather (who passed before I was born), he was born in the first decade of the last century which makes dating this hat even harder as he might have purchased it as a younger as well as an older man. The hat itself seems barely, if at all, used (I also have some of his other hats which are significantly more used). I don't know if this in any way points to that he bought it later in his life or however he simple didn't like it as much as the others.
The hat is a Super Panizza, dark grey felt, slightly darker ribbon. The width of the ribbon is 4 cm, the brim is about 5 cm.The size is 57. The hat is marked "Panizza Super Import. Especially for STRÖMS". Ströms was a hat shop in Stockholm, Sweden which is now closed (could not find out when they closed so no clues there either).
If any one have any ideas as to which decade this might have been produced and purchased please let me know!
I would say mid to late 60s. RLK (Robert) or someone else might also chime in.
Thanks a lot mayserwegener ! Really appreicate it! Any other fun facts about Panizza hats of this era or any general comment on the hat greatly appreciated. I've read up a bit on the Panizza hats but haven't comed acrossed much about Super Panizza's and what I have seen they have not looked much like this one.
I was in Istanbul a couple years back, and found this hat in a thrift store...
(sorry - can't figure out how to actually attach images)
It's a Borsalino bowler hat and fit like a dream, but I was really drawn in by it being labeled as made in Constantinople... Guessing that puts it in somewhere before 1928ish (as it became Istanbul after that)... Having a hard time finding any history of their shop there, so just wondering if anyone who actually knows what they're talking about would have any more insight or better place it?
Also, as someone ashamedly unfamiliar with bowler hats and the era... it appears that there was once something attached on the side (can see in the photo). What would someone have worn there?
A tip of the hat in advance to any help...
The United Hatters, Cap and Millinery Workers International Union (UHCMW) was formed in 1934 by the merger of the United Hatters of North America and the Cloth Hat, Cap and Millinery Workers International Union, settling deep rifts between the competing unions. For five decades, the UHCMW organized the declining hat and millinery trade in the United States until it merged into the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) in 1983, which merged in 1995 into the International Ladies Garment Workers Union to form UNITE (Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees).
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