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Discussion in 'Hats' started by Boroparkpyro, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. My latest Ebay hat arrived. I took the plunge from only wearing straw hats during the summer to being willing to bid up this gray felt fedora. Now i just need to get up the courage to actually wear it outside where people i know may see me and ask silly questions about my religious convictions. :p

    Here it is, sitting on its box:

    A front view:

    And a sort of side view:

    Here's the inside:
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    And me, wearing it:


    And trying to see if a gray hat can go with a gray suit... oh wait and a gray shirt, hrm...

    I also don't know what exactly the labeling written in it means, when it may be from, etc. Any ideas?
  2. deanglen

    deanglen My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Fine looking hat and wearer combination! Time to move beyond being a "straw" man! You did it in style!

  3. Another fine example of a Dobbs Twenty. Aren't they great? I have two and my grey one looks almost identical to yours.

    DOUGLAS My Mail is Forwarded Here

    That is a great looking hat.
  5. Fine looking hat...

    Believe me after you wear it a few times, no one can say anything to make you not wear it again.
    You look very good in it!
    Wear it and enjoy!!!!
  6. feltfan

    feltfan My Mail is Forwarded Here

    That is a very nice hat. If I had to guess I'd say late 40s to
    early 50s. Guild edge? As you probably know, the model name
    ("Twenty") means it cost $20 in those days, which was at least
    twice what a regular hat cost around then. A very fine hat.

    I think you'll find that your eye will take a bit of time to
    get used to the big crown and wide brim. Then suddenly
    it'll look fine to you. And it will look good to most people
    when they see it on you. Classic proportions that we don't
    see enough of these days.

  7. J.B.

    J.B. Practically Family

    Hey pyro...

    That Dobbs Twenty looks sensational on ya'!

    ...Trust me on this one. :)
  8. spiridon

    spiridon A-List Customer

    Wow, great looking hat! I REALLY like it........and it looks great on ya!:eusa_clap
  9. Joel Tunnah

    Joel Tunnah Practically Family

    $20 in 1948, according to the Dept of Labor website, would equal $167.47 today. Interesting...

    Oh, and great hat, by the way!

  10. Dobbs does it again.

    Just remember after any convictions, you always make an appeal.

    I like that Dobbs, I love the whole construction and style, it is superb.

    Wear it in good health and any remarks means they're jealous!

  11. Nice hat, wear it proudly and if any negative remarks ignore it, rightly said, they're jealous.
  12. The Duke

    The Duke One of the Regulars

    The Dobbs Twenty is very nice! wear it well.
  13. Yup! What a great way to get started on the felted path to nirvana. Congratulations! :eusa_clap

  14. Shaul-Ike Cohen

    Shaul-Ike Cohen One Too Many

    Like made for you! (And that's not a hidden insult.)
  15. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

    go felt!

    looks good.
  16. Mark G

    Mark G A-List Customer

    Nice hat! I've never had a negative comment when I wear my hats (at least not to my face). I think you have to go out in the world with confidence, and once people see that, they respect it.

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