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Metro Felts - Styled in the Metropolis !!

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Ron Hirsch, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. Ron Hirsch

    Ron Hirsch New in Town

    I recently purchased a Counter Card advertising " METRO-FELTS , Styled in the Metropolis ". I have not found a word on Google about this brand and turn to you for help. Has anyone heard of this brand?????

    Thanks, Ron Hirsch of Plano, TX
     
  2. job

    job One Too Many

    Last edited: Apr 21, 2012
  3. zetwal

    zetwal I'll Lock Up

  4. Ron Hirsch

    Ron Hirsch New in Town

    Thanks for the leads..I followed them and enjoyed the Derby on ebay and the slogans...I remember some myself. I grew up in the Bronx and my Dad was a manufacturing mens hatter and had a couple of stores. His label was Hurley Custom Hatter from Hirsch the Hatter. E 163 Street & on the Concourse at Fordham Road. Phil something from Brooklyn bought the Fordham store about 1958 and then a few years later my Dad bought 2 of the Jay Lord stores in Brooklyn in the early 1960's, unfortunately he passed away and I ran them until 1964-65 & closed them. I just wasn't cut out for the retail business.
    Anyway as I grow older I appreciate the look and the history. BY THE WAY...Anyone out there remember those stores in New York????
    Ron
     
  5. m

    Fantastic! That was before my time (born 1961) but someone on here might remember. Also would be great to hear more about you and your father's time in the business.
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2012
  6. Joshbru3

    Joshbru3 I'll Lock Up

    My Metro Felts derby is a great hat that seems to be very well made. There's really nothing that sets it apart from other derbies at that time, but it is a good hat. I would love to see pics of the counter card!
     
  7. Ron Hirsch

    Ron Hirsch New in Town

    My Counter Card

    I've been unable to figure out how to upload a scan to this site....Ron
     
  8. zetwal

    zetwal I'll Lock Up

    Upload your pics to a host (such as photobucket). Then, copy and paste the IMG codes for the photos in question from the host into your Lounge post.
     

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