A. Adams & Spire?

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Farace, Apr 30, 2021.

  1. Farace

    Farace Familiar Face

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    I’m not sure where he gets them, but my grandson’s father occasionally brings me some caps, usually Kangol or similar. Recently he brought me a black leather eight-panel brimmed cap. Seems like a decent enough cap, and is lined. Maker tag inside is A. Adams & Spire since 1954. Made in USA. I have Googled searching for information about the manufacturer, but have found nothing, other than one rather old query here on FL that was never really answered. I do find listings for other hats of theirs, many of them leather caps. If a manufacturer has been around since 1954 I’d think that I could find something about them, but I’ve come up dry. Does anyone know anything about them, relative quality, approximate age?

    Also, the leather is a touch on the dry side. Would a general leather conditioner be appropriate for this?

    Thanks!

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  2. Farace

    Farace Familiar Face

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    Oh, well, I guess it will remain a mystery!

    FWIW, I did rub some Kiwi Leather Conditioner into, to good effect.
     
  3. Relatively few makers of hats and caps but lots of brands. My shot in the dark: Adams & Spire oils be a brand that Bollman or the likes used for a line of hats and caps. It could have been phased out or consolidated with another brand. The A. Adams & Spire brimmed hats I’ve seen have either been wool or a stitched textile (not felted) woven material. Bollman, for example, has made hats and caps under a great many names over time but it’s now down to only 4-5 I think. There are lots of mystery hats that show up here from time to time. Sorry no one was able to help you.
     
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  4. Farace

    Farace Familiar Face

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    I appreciate your comments, thank you. Regardless of its history, I’m enjoying it, it seems to go well with my lambskin jacket, and the family member that gave it to me gets a kick out of the fact that I like it and wear it. Can’t ask much more than that. :)
     
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