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    Show Us Your Vintage Hat Store

    Wonderful investigations and photos—terrific to see that old theater so well preserved. Thanks for sharing this!
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    Post New Hats Here!

    That’s a really interesting batch of hats!
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    The Non Shorpy Web All Stars.

    Amazing detective work Mr. H!
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    Post New Hats Here!

    Thank you @Bill Hughes for passing on this Mallory Aristocrat Quality! The second photo has typical camera distortion making it look taller than it really is. Still, it has some nice noir character. Deserves better than a t-shirt but just wanted to get a photo up. Love the wide binding on the...
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    The Non Shorpy Web All Stars.

    Nice one—my wife is from Wichita so will have to share this.
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    Musician's hats

    Wow—I’ve never seen that photo with Hank! Amazing.
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    Sweat stains ruining felt hats & panamas: is that a real thing?

    I had a modern Borsalino straw hat I bought from JJs and wore for 7 or 8 years. It had a cloth sweatband and eventually developed sweat stains on the ribbon and brim and I ended up retiring it because it didn’t look so good but that was years of wear when it was my only summer hat. David
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    OTHER THAN eBAY Hats: Victories, Defeats, Gripes & Items of Interest

    That was a HOLY COW! emoji that didn’t translate.
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    Ebay Hats: Victories, Defeats, Gripes & Items of Interest

    Probably don’t have the English necessary to navigate EBay.
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    Ask a question, get an answer

    Has anyone successfully used a naphtha bath to get must smell out of a hat? Bummed to find a new purchase is really musty. I’ve been down this road before and nothing I was able to do at home—even full on soaking in vinegar—completely worked. Kind of pegging my hopes on naphtha but would...
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    Ebay Hats: Victories, Defeats, Gripes & Items of Interest

    Really wish this was my size. @Blare don’t you have one similar? https://www.ebay.com/itm/325239941954?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=E0Qql8L8Tqi&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=7YmjVyitQ4e&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
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    THE MALLORY MILE

    Beautiful!
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    The Non Shorpy Web All Stars.

    I’m sure this must have been posted before but it is new to me. Looks like an impromptu hat check at a hotel event of some kind in the 1950s. Wonderful to see so many distinctive creases—each owner creating his own style. David
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    Black Sheep Hat Works

    Wow—that is a stunner! I’ve never seen a bow/ribbon so rich. And the cavanaughesque edge? Wow—next level. Congrats and hope you enjoy! David

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