From 1960. As new
Robert, Wow what a super Habig Zefir and in prestine condition no less! The bow work is classic! Looks great on you too!
Thanks Steve! My favorite 2-3/8" brim so they ignored the American stingy trend - just a touch of Central European flavor in the bow.Originally Posted by mayserwegener
Robert, Totally agree! A Habig time warp!
Originally Posted by mayserwegener
I can check next time I am in Oberstdorf. He's on the main street. The town is famous, along with Hindelang a few miles away, for making trachtenmode. I recently bought a traditional strickkittel (a kind of knitted jacket) from there.
This isn't a picture of me, but you can see these guys wearing strick kittels (the 3 guys on the left). They're absolutely essential to create that vintage holiday in the Alps look!
That is really an enviable one. If you ever see ones like that at 7 1/8 and can't use them, let me know.Originally Posted by rlk
As per request, I am posting this here, too with more photos... It is a German hat, I assume. A "Bohm Wien" on the liner. This one is a really nice blueish, steel gray. A thinish, 1 inch matching ribbon. It has a short crown. 2-3/4 inch brim. Seller said size 7 but it seems a tad loose, but not overly so. Maybe really a 7-1/8? A really nice, clean hat. Also added a shot of the paper tag under the liner.
Thank you for posting the tag photo. Wien is Vienna (Austria) in German. Prior to WWII Böhm (known as Brüder Böhm) was also located in Nový Jičín, Czech Republic (prior to WWI Neutitschein, Austria). I am thinking this is an earlier one (late 1950s?) after Böhm regrouped in Vienna after WWII.
I believe that all german hats are great, the finished is unique ¡¡¡¡¡Originally Posted by Mobile Vulgus
any where, any place,be kind with animals, keep on warm walking, smiling and shadowing, life is plenty