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Funkytown, USA
G.W. Alexander Hats Company, Gay Prince Clone, "Clipper."

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Still need to work on the brim some, and maybe add a little stiffener. It's fairly incorrigible, and has no snap to it. Thanks to the felt band being thicker than a normal ribbon, my 7 1/4 flange wouldn't fit it. I went up to a 7 3/8 flange, but just couldn't get the wonky out of the brim. So I ironed it flat and tried to shape it the best I could, but it still needs some work.

5 1/2" crown, 2 1/2" brim. It's in very good shape, and I gave it a bath first thing. Maybe one small moth nibble, and the sweatband is in very good condition. Plus, it has "moistrap."
 
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15,553
Location
Nederland
G.W. Alexander Hats Company, Gay Prince Clone, "Clipper."

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Still need to work on the brim some, and maybe add a little stiffener. It's fairly incorrigible, and has no snap to it. Thanks to the felt band being thicker than a normal ribbon, my 7 1/4 flange wouldn't fit it. I went up to a 7 3/8 flange, but just couldn't get the wonky out of the brim. So I ironed it flat and tried to shape it the best I could, but it still needs some work.

5 1/2" crown, 2 1/2" brim. It's in very good shape, and I gave it a bath first thing. Maybe one small moth nibble, and the sweatband is in very good condition. Plus, it has "moistrap."
Very nice catch, Jim. It's not a low key style though; kind of a flashy hat.
 

Winston Carter

Practically Family
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671
Location
Seagoville, Tx.
G.W. Alexander Hats Company, Gay Prince Clone, "Clipper."

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Still need to work on the brim some, and maybe add a little stiffener. It's fairly incorrigible, and has no snap to it. Thanks to the felt band being thicker than a normal ribbon, my 7 1/4 flange wouldn't fit it. I went up to a 7 3/8 flange, but just couldn't get the wonky out of the brim. So I ironed it flat and tried to shape it the best I could, but it still needs some work.

5 1/2" crown, 2 1/2" brim. It's in very good shape, and I gave it a bath first thing. Maybe one small moth nibble, and the sweatband is in very good condition. Plus, it has "moistrap."
Nice hat. A little work and that hat with the stitching will look fantastic.
 
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12,383
Location
Albany Oregon
G.W. Alexander Hats Company, Gay Prince Clone, "Clipper."

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Still need to work on the brim some, and maybe add a little stiffener. It's fairly incorrigible, and has no snap to it. Thanks to the felt band being thicker than a normal ribbon, my 7 1/4 flange wouldn't fit it. I went up to a 7 3/8 flange, but just couldn't get the wonky out of the brim. So I ironed it flat and tried to shape it the best I could, but it still needs some work.

5 1/2" crown, 2 1/2" brim. It's in very good shape, and I gave it a bath first thing. Maybe one small moth nibble, and the sweatband is in very good condition. Plus, it has "moistrap."
A wonderful, interesting example of 1950s style. I would say this one was worn on "casual" occasions to show some real panache. Moistrap rules!
 
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Location
Funkytown, USA
A wonderful, interesting example of 1950s style. I would say this one was worn on "casual" occasions to show some real panache. Moistrap rules!

I believe the Dobbs Gay Prince was introduced in the 30s or 40s, so not certain of the "50s style." I have no real way of estimating a date on this hat, given the paucity of information about this brand.


Sent directly from my mind to yours.
 
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