Want to buy or sell something? Check the classifieds
  • The Fedora Lounge is supported in part by commission earning affiliate links sitewide. Please support us by using them. You may learn more here.
Messages
18,925
Location
Central California
Has anyone ever heard of “Para Panama?”

46222806507b998869c746d8de496180.jpg



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
 

Sharpsburg

One of the Regulars
Messages
240
Location
Maryland
Found 2 nice hats at Salvation Army today: one a very tiny grey Royal Stetson sized 6 5/8 and one a little larger with no markings but a Dobbs shield (dark brown with the number 593 handwritten inside). Any thoughts on these. I assume the stetson is a child's hat? Thanks for your help! I'll try to get pictures too.
===== first 2 pics are the stetson, then 2 of the Dobbs. (if this works!)
Mary S.
100_0985.JPG 100_0986.JPG 100_0990.JPG 100_0992.JPG 100_0985.JPG 100_0985.JPG 100_0986.JPG 100_0990.JPG 100_0992.JPG
 

Hat and Rehat

Call Me a Cab
Messages
2,442
Location
Denver
6 5/8 hats are worthless for adults today. I have several friends who sell hats and they don’t even mess with them as they are not able to sell them.

Could only be used by children.
Almost true. My wife wears 6 3/4 in a man's hat. My sister's head was even smaller. She probably would have worn the 5/8.

Sent from my LGMP260 using Tapatalk
 

Hat and Rehat

Call Me a Cab
Messages
2,442
Location
Denver
Like people have said, adult heads are rarely small enough for a 6 5/8 anymore. My sister passed 2 1/2 mo. ago, and I think she was a rare exception. It's an atractive hat. I don't think the dark brown 6 5/8 hat I bought would appeal to a woman, but that one might. You're probably a better judge than I.
Have you searched inside of the Dobbs for any markings? Hats and sweatbands were normally marked for size during production in some way. Chalk is likely on the felt, and chalk or pencil on the back of the leather. It's usually a single digit. Many of my 7 1/8 hats have an 8 quickly scrawled in one or both of those locations.
7 1/8 used to be a fairly big noggin. Now it seems to be the smallest size to garner significant demand.

Sent from my LGMP260 using Tapatalk
 

Hat and Rehat

Call Me a Cab
Messages
2,442
Location
Denver
Grrrrrr!
Tapatalk again!

Pictures first, then the question.
c94a3c16a9a860223df47bcb450bc044.jpg
8ff312a4cbffe5d5181d3a8af38d6656.jpg
339fe49d2e64d391b5fd70398a596d29.jpg


I was admiring moehawk's Dobbs West 25, then fetched my Dobbs West dress Western for a closer look. No paper tags except the union stamped size tag, but the front of the sweat has a numeral 2 inside of a "catch the luck" horseshoe.
I grabbed my beautiful, green, Dobbs West western weight, and it's horseshoe is holding a 3.
What does it mean?

Sent from my LGMP260 using Tapatalk
789a8ec3cbbbba4b141e9a3436c103b8.jpg
91396a985057c8210aaf3fe994e6c08a.jpg
e06c1a803d0500ad94ea49f23f6c377f.jpg
 
Last edited:

Desert dog

My Mail is Forwarded Here
Messages
3,291
Location
California
Grrrrrr!
Tapatalk again!

Pictures first, then the question.
c94a3c16a9a860223df47bcb450bc044.jpg
8ff312a4cbffe5d5181d3a8af38d6656.jpg
339fe49d2e64d391b5fd70398a596d29.jpg


I was admiring moehawk's Dobbs West 25, then fetched my Dobbs West dress Western for a closer look. No paper tags except the union stamped size tag, but the front of the sweat has a numeral 2 inside of a "catch the luck" horseshoe.
I grabbed my beautiful, green, Dobbs West western weight, and it's horseshoe is holding a 3.
What does it mean?

Sent from my LGMP260 using Tapatalk
789a8ec3cbbbba4b141e9a3436c103b8.jpg
91396a985057c8210aaf3fe994e6c08a.jpg
e06c1a803d0500ad94ea49f23f6c377f.jpg
Nice Dobbs Wests! I believe the numbers in the horse shoe were used by Dobbs West, in place of X rating. I have seen some with a gold horse shoe pin on the ribbon. Here are some photos of my 25. The model name on the tag is Open Trail.
e999f56fa39f7105568075908954205a.jpg
2e2f47b5077f257fa19e5a4cb13d0cc8.jpg
a0739376e3f9bc55c4c6f21e403be7a4.jpg
9134b2184a84b811e7969cf5edca7430.jpg
0f808623013c6e4777e820de6adf2a35.jpg


Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
 

daddy0d0

A-List Customer
Messages
452
Location
Maryland
Anyone have any idea how I might shape the hat? I’ve tried starch but that did not seem to work. I hate the front with no crease and therefor I have not been wearing it[emoji17]
2a58e7fcb97f681fbfcd4d6397c56d79.jpg
2a58e7fcb97f681fbfcd4d6397c56d79.jpg




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

daddy0d0

A-List Customer
Messages
452
Location
Maryland
Anyone have any idea how I might shape the hat? I’ve tried starch but that did not seem to work. I hate the front with no crease and therefor I have not been wearing it[emoji17]
2a58e7fcb97f681fbfcd4d6397c56d79.jpg
2a58e7fcb97f681fbfcd4d6397c56d79.jpg




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Forgot to mention it’s mesh al the way around.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

AbbaDatDeHat

I'll Lock Up
Messages
8,644
Anyone have any idea how I might shape the hat? I’ve tried starch but that did not seem to work. I hate the front with no crease and therefor I have not been wearing it[emoji17]
2a58e7fcb97f681fbfcd4d6397c56d79.jpg
2a58e7fcb97f681fbfcd4d6397c56d79.jpg




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
You mean front pinch??
All mesh....i’d just iron it down the front like an Indy hat. The pinches will follow with wear and handling.
Thats a cool hat. What is it?? Got a link??
Bowen
 

Forum statistics

Threads
107,163
Messages
3,029,930
Members
52,646
Latest member
mumenrider
Top