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  1. T

    For Sale Boater Skimmer Paragon Black Ribbon

    For Sale: Vintage Paragon straw boater Long Oval I am not a hat expert so please politely let me know if I have any incorrect details. My intent is to find a home for this hat other than the Thrift Store. Size not marked Measurements: The leather sweatband seems to be a bit smaller that the...
  2. AlanC

    Ebay Hats: Victories, Defeats, Gripes & Items of Interest

    As I know some of you can't resist cruising ebay for hats, I thought an ongoing thread where we can brag about a great deal, complain about skyrocketing prices or pointing out a rarity that was, sadly, not in your size but might be of interest to others **Fedora Lounge policy now permits the...
  3. airforceindy

    Sourcing Hat Bodies Wool, Straw, Blends?

    Sources for unblocked felt I've tracked down a few online sources courtesy of Google, but none of them appear (at first glance) to carry that great of a product. Is there a place that makes higher quality hoods or capelines available to 'Joe Schmoe'? I'd like to get as close to Akubra as...
  4. TheOldFashioned

    FS: Dobbs Grey Straw Hat 7-5/8 LO

    This hat is part of a local estate auction acquisition but it is too large to fit my head, a mid-grey Dobbs stingie brim in size 7-5/8 long oval: Specs: 2" Brim 4-1/4" Crown at the front pinch, rising to 4-5/8" 113g Weight Easy grab and go hat for the summer. Vented sweatband for...
  5. Dm101

    Questions: The lowdown on Palm Leaf hats...

    I just bought one of these Cody James Palm Leaf hats (https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-With-Tags-Cody-James-Mens-Palm-Leaf-Cowboy-Hat/113693884284) and I figured I'd run it past you all first. I know it comes cattleman but I'll just reshape it to Telescope with a Flat-Brim to fit my needs. I've...
  6. TheOldFashioned

    FS/FT: Boegel's Two-Tone Milan 7-1/2

    This is a recent acquisition from a local estate auction but is too large to fit my head. As such, I am currently entertaining trade offers only at this time. If a suitable trade is not proffered and agreed to this listing will be opened up for sale at some time on Sunday, 09/01/19. EDIT...
  7. TheOldFashioned

    FT/FS: Stetson Boater 7-1/4 LO

    For trade/sale is this mid-century Stetson boater in size 7-1/4 long oval: Specs: 2" Brim 3-3/8" Crown 1-7/8" Ribbon 5.0oz Weight Overall condition is excellent. The ribbon is black, with cream, copper, and red pinstripes. Classy and comfy pillow crown tip. The only possible flaw is...
  8. Lefty

    Ask a question, get an answer

    This seems to work on other sites, so I figure that it deserves a shot here. If you've got a quick hat question and don't see a thread for it, just post it here. Whether the question is about cleaning, anatomy of a hat, brands, etc., this is the place. Here's one to break the ice.
  9. MK

    New Hat Day (First one in years)

    I have a nice collection and haven't felt the need for more. So it's been many moons since I've bought a hat. I was shopping with my son who has recently gotten into fedoras. We were in the Goorin Bros store and a grey straw caught my eye. I tried it on was very pleased with the look. That was a...
  10. GLB Pro

    Akubra Zephyr Review 2.0 (image links fixed, sizing info updated)

    This is an update to the original review posted on the 5th of August 2016. It includes all the original text and fixes the broken image link issues that the original post had. The Akubra Zephyr in Fawn: I purchased this hat as an alternative to my 15 year old Panama which was...
  11. GLB Pro

    Akubra Zephyr review

    Hello everyone, new member here. Have used this forum as a resource for many years but never posted before. Thought I'd start by posting a review of my Zephyr :) I purchased this hat as an alternative to my 15 year old Panama which was starting to show some wear and tear. I considered both...
  12. Nick Charles

    Straw Types

    I don't now if this has been discussed before. What are they primary types of straw for hats. I know palm straw and , the good panamas. But what is milan straw and sisal straw? Are there benifits to any?[huh]

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