An Adam for Adams.

Discussion in 'Hats' started by spiridon, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. spiridon

    spiridon A-List Customer

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    With my last name being Adams, it only made sense for me to track down a hat by the name of "Adam".....only for some reason it was somewhat hard for me to find one. I guess they weren't as popular as Dobbs and some of the others?[huh]
    Anyhoo, here's what I finally found in my size. A "Deluxe Quality" edition.:D Seems ro be well made.......I LIKE IT!:)

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  2. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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    I like it very much. That white's a hard color to come by.
    where'd you get it?
     
  3. spiridon

    spiridon A-List Customer

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    Thanks Dinerman, I found it on ebay.:)
     
  4. feltfan

    feltfan My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Ah, nice crown, nice brim, nice color.
    Nicer than most Adam hats I've seen.

    Congrats.

    But what do they say to you down at the hat
    junkies group therapy meeting these days?
    That's quite a jag you're on.
     
  5. The Wingnut

    The Wingnut One Too Many

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    Nice! That's a hell of a crown, and the bound edge is a great touch.
     
  6. Mr. 'H'

    Mr. 'H' Call Me a Cab

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    The (wider) bound edge IS fabulous. :eusa_clap
     
  7. ideaguy

    ideaguy One Too Many

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    I've got 2 Adams' hats, and love 'em. Nicely cut, good color, and comfortable-but the one on yer bean- WOOOOEEEE! I really didn't think
    they went that far into the "fancy hat" business-looks great on you, and
    congrats for the Adam for Adam find.:eusa_clap :eusa_clap :eusa_clap
     
  8. moustache

    moustache Practically Family

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    Nice!

    Nice colour.Love that ribbon.Looks good on you as well.

    JD
     
  9. Benny Holiday

    Benny Holiday My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Flash as a rat with a gold tooth! Wild colour.
     
  10. RedPop4

    RedPop4 One Too Many

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    That's white? It's got a slightly silver-grey cast in the photos.
    Another success, Jon.
     
  11. deanglen

    deanglen My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Such a classy hat! The wide bound edge, hm-m-m-m-m, I think I do like it! Great wide ribbon, coming from a thin ribbon guy. May I ask, what are you driving in your pictures? Looks like a prisoner transport van. Terrific hat and pictures, Spiridon, as always!

    dean
     
  12. reetpleat

    reetpleat Call Me a Cab

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    Most I have seen

    MOst Adam hats I have seen seemed to be more of a fifties style with a shorter rown and wider brim. That one is a beaut. When did they start producing. Yours looks more 30s 40s to me.

    Is it just me, or does it seem that most new hats are more conical than straight up tube with a dome on top. New hats look funny, or just a little off even if they are good quality. Anyone else have an opinion why?
     
  13. spiridon

    spiridon A-List Customer

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    Thanks again guys.:D

    ....Tommy, yeah I think it is more of a silver/grey or cream color. I should have taken a picture of the liner area, perhaps someone here would be able to give me an idea of it's vintage.

    ....Dean..lol lol lol ...no sir, it's not a prisoner transport van, just a communications "work" van. Although lately I have felt somewhat like a prisoner here at work!;) :D
     
  14. Fletch

    Fletch I'll Lock Up

    Adam was in business by at least 1941. We know because that summer they sponsored one of the first television commercials.

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    Sharp as a tack, 'don. The side dent suits you.
     
  15. BigDawgBarkin

    BigDawgBarkin New in Town

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    Man that's an awesome looking hat! Congratulations!
     
  16. RBH

    RBH Bartender

    Very good!

    I too was used to thinking ''Adams- stingy brim"
    This hat proves me wrong!
    Looks great on you, you did very well!!!!
     
  17. Razzman

    Razzman One Too Many

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    John, great looking hat. As always, you wear it well. I like the color and the ribbon with the matching brim ribbon. I have 3 Adam hats, and I like them all.
    Congratulations. :eusa_clap
     
  18. deanglen

    deanglen My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    A simile with a lot of smile factor!lol lol lol lol. Well put! Is that one from The Outback, Benny? It's too good!

    dean
     
  19. Tony in Tarzana

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    Great hat! I have three Adam hats, two fedoras and a top hat. Adam hats were very popular, they were lower-priced than the higer end Stetson and Dobbs hats but had plenty of style.

    I think people bought them and wore them a lot, and there aren't as many left for that reason. I think the expensive hats stayed on the shelf and therefore survive, while their owners wore Adam hats every day and wore them out.
     

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