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  1. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    No, mine has 7 rows of 5 hats. Each row spins individually. It’s about 51/2’ tall. I went for the one with the widest base for stability. I just searched Amazon and found it. There are many models. This one works well. Hope that helps.
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  2. Cornshucker77

    Cornshucker77 Call Me a Cab

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  3. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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  4. Cornshucker77

    Cornshucker77 Call Me a Cab

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    LOL! Thanks Bowen.
     
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  5. Hat and Rehat

    Hat and Rehat One Too Many

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    First place I looked.
     
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  6. Bill Hughes

    Bill Hughes One Too Many

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    I recently acquired (but not yet received) this "Carlton Club Custom Made" straw. The sweatband is marked "AIR STREAM and WEATHERIZED". I have been trying to find information on the company but have had very little luck. I have found two references.
    • Hatatorium: An Essential Guide for Hat Collectors by Brenda Grantland says Carlton Club Hats "A maker of men’s and women’s hats that advertised in the 1940s." That one line is all.
    • And this ad from Evening Citizen an Ottawa newspaper dated Feb. 21, 1945. From this I would think only Bryson Graham Department Stores sold Carlton Club hats.
    Has anybody heard of Carlton Club hats or have any more information?

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  7. Ribook

    Ribook New in Town

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    I don't seem to have much luck with the search function on this site so I'm posting here again seeking information. I'm looking at a 50's era Open Road style Coronet and wondering about local opinion regarding this brand.
     
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  8. TheOldFashioned

    TheOldFashioned Practically Family

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    Perhaps something like this?

    When searching it's often easier to use google. Use the following for your specific search:

    Coronet site:thefedoralounge.com​
     
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  9. Ribook

    Ribook New in Town

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    Exactly like that (but for color), yes. Thank you for the searching advice, and maybe there just isn't much on this site about these hats. Your link was helpful!
     
  10. Hat and Rehat

    Hat and Rehat One Too Many

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    You never know. The lounge search engine is nearly useless, but redefining search parameters on outside engines, even accidentally, makes me feel like I'm peeling an onion (without the tears).
     
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  11. 1on1

    1on1 Familiar Face

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    Hi guys- Does anyone know where i can purchase a roll(s) of the decorative tape/ribbon that one finds at the seam of a leather sweatband ? I've been searching online for deadstock vintage ribbons but i dont think it makes much difference as newer hats also use the same textured or ribbed tape that you'll find on vintage hats.

    Many thanks
    PS Also if anyone knows what the official name (if it has one) of this tape is called ?
     
  12. keith1940

    keith1940 New in Town

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    POPULARITY Brand Hat. Can not find this brand of hat on the I'net. Anyone familiar with it? Inside on the lining it says: "Superior Quality, Popularity Hats, Fine Fur Felt". On the leather sweatband is: "POPULARITY".
     
  13. Frunobulax

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    Pics?

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  14. keith1940

    keith1940 New in Town

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    This is all I have:
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  15. Fivesense

    Fivesense One of the Regulars

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    I've got a Stetson Chatham Royal Deluxe that I'm considering recreasing/rebashing. I've got a suitable steamer; do I need a block? I wouldn't mind starting with an open crown and going from there.

    I've just started looking at blocks, but any direction will be appreciated.
     
  16. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    You can use various balls to work the crown while steaming. A 4-5” cheapo ball works and even a tennis ball works well. Just steam and roll the ball around the upper crown while gently pulling the brim from the opposite side. You might be surprised how well it sets the open crown.
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  17. hatsRme

    hatsRme I'll Lock Up

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    I like it, Bowen. The two I have are different sizes, one accommodating broader vintage or western brims better. Is that an issue with yours?
     
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  18. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    Yes it is. They all have drawbacks. By no means my preferred way to store hats in a perfect world, more functional and dictated by space limitations. The round circles also push out the crown/creases of the hats we all love. The tissue thin, pillowy, finger felts. But damn you can stash some hat numbers on them. Mine is a wreck, two hats stacked on most of the lower 6rows, some in between and the top row gets stacked like a pyramid. Best thing about them other than the Christmas tree size is you can spin em around for a whole new view like a rubik cube and find the hats you forgot how much you liked!
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  19. dkstott

    dkstott Familiar Face

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    I've got a question regarding Akubra Stylemaster sizing & I see one available in size 58. I'm not sure if it's a good fit size wise for me.

    FWIW - My Stetson Chatham is a 7 1/2 with foam padding inserts to bring it down in size a little. All of my newsboy caps are size 59

    Do the Akubra run true to size? Or should I consider buying much larger than the 58?




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  20. J Williams

    J Williams One of the Regulars

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    I stopped in at David Morgan last week and tried on a few Akubra's - I typically wear a 7 3/8 or 7 3/8 Long Oval - the equivalent being 59 was very snug and I was told it would shrink further. If I was to buy an Akubra I would go with a 60

    I'm sure someone who has owned one for some time will chime in.
     
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