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Thanks for the heads up. I like the look and had one on my radar, but I've read too much about how modern "milan" is very plastic-like. I already have a very plastic Panama-style straw (a Larry Mahan "royal shantung" manufactured by Milano Hat Co). I dig the look/shape, and it has vents and a leather sweat which help make it comfortable, but... one plastic lid is enough
I have a few vintage Milan, likely made from the original Italian wheat straw (hence the name Milan). If you are patient they can be had for reasonable money. Wellema out of LA is one of the few modern hatters still making the sewn Milan straw hats. His prices are not bad at all.
 
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Has anyone heard of and/or shopped with BellyHat? I ordered a hat from them and shipping shows that it's still in Ireland despite the site mentioning Signapore as its base of operations. I hope I haven't been scammed. Thanks in advance.
It is one of those FaceBook scammers. This is a time the axiom holds absolutely true...."If it appears to good to be true.......then it very likely is". What are the chances a $70 hat (including shipping) is going to be wearable?
 

HamletJSD

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Does anyone make a good Irish flat cap or patchwork cap with a leather sweat? I seem to remember (years ago when I was more active on TFL) that people liked Hannah Hat's, but they don't seem to offer leather sweat bands.
 

HamletJSD

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I’m not really a cap guy but I’m fairly certain that Cordova Caps makes gorgeous caps that have (at least some of them) leather sweats.
I wasn't either, but then I broke my shoulder and started wearing an old cap I had laying around (because I could get the sling over my head without taking it off; fedora was getting in the way). I started realizing during the last 8 weeks that the cap is kind of nice in some circumstances. I look at Cordova!
 
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Does anyone make a good Irish flat cap or patchwork cap with a leather sweat? I seem to remember (years ago when I was more active on TFL) that people liked Hannah Hat's, but they don't seem to offer leather sweat bands.
I have a number of Ami Charnel caps (now out of business) his caps had cloth sweats but if asked he would sew in a nice leather one. I would contact the company and ask....you never know.
 

AHP91

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Excuse the newbie question and perspective: I found a seemingly 1930s/1940s wide 8 panel newsboy hat in gray/blue heavier plain denim twill, longer brim. My size (bigger medium size) good condition with satin lining. Has a U.S. label from a maker I cannot find. Seller wants about 100 bucks for it.

I can’t tell if I’d be overpaying for it. I’m sure the more elaborate designs with the art deco belt buckles ones are more valuable, but I can’t seem to find other authentic pieces of this age in this style. Does this seem like a reasonable price or would I be able to snag one of these cheap? Thank you.
 

Rmccamey

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Hard to say. A few pictures of the hat and any logos and labels would be helpful.

Excuse the newbie question and perspective: I found a seemingly 1930s/1940s wide 8 panel newsboy hat in gray/blue heavier plain denim twill, longer brim. My size (bigger medium size) good condition with satin lining. Has a U.S. label from a maker I cannot find. Seller wants about 100 bucks for it.

I can’t tell if I’d be overpaying for it. I’m sure the more elaborate designs with the art deco belt buckles ones are more valuable, but I can’t seem to find other authentic pieces of this age in this style. Does this seem like a reasonable price or would I be able to snag one of these cheap? Thank you.
 

AHP91

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Hard to say. A few pictures of the hat and any logos and labels would be helpful.

Of course, here’s the cap. Thank you for any input
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TheOldFashioned

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What type of hat most closely resembles this? thanks

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For named models with a wide brim with wide(r) brim binding and wide(r) ribbon you could search for the Stetson Whippet or the Dobbs Hanover Square. Most hats, however, didn't have a model name on the sweatband and/or lining. If you limit yourself to a Whippet or Hanover Square be prepared to pay a premium price. Many more hats exist with these characteristics that don't include the model name. With that wider brim dimension you'd probably want to search for a hat from the 1940s to early 1950s.

What size are you looking for?
 

AHP91

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For named models with a wide brim with wide(r) brim binding and wide(r) ribbon you could search for the Stetson Whippet or the Dobbs Hanover Square. Most hats, however, didn't have a model name on the sweatband and/or lining. If you limit yourself to a Whippet or Hanover Square be prepared to pay a premium price. Many more hats exist with these characteristics that don't include the model name. With that wider brim dimension you'd probably want to search for a hat from the 1940s to early 1950s.

What size are you looking for?

Thank you. My head measures about 22.25 and I tried a 7 1/8 hat and it’s too small. Sizing seems tricky
 

Sixmitchells

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I need help IDing a hat. Pretty sure its an Akubra Angler (not 100% sure) also what color is this? Thank you in advance
 

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The Shoe

One Too Many
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I need help IDing a hat. Pretty sure its an Akubra Angler (not 100% sure) also what color is this? Thank you in advance
It definitely appears to be an Angler. Akubra only has them in Loden on their homepage.
https://akubra.com.au/collections/lifestyle/products/angler-loden

The colour looks similar to my Acorn Fawn Stylemaster.
https://akubra.com.au/products/stylemaster-acorn-fawn?_pos=2&_sid=d7a3c640a&_ss=r

Hats By the Hundred offer it in Regency Fawn.
https://www.hatsbythe100.com.au/products/akubra-angler-made-to-order?_pos=2&_sid=d0764d6bb&_ss=r

It looks closer to Acorn Fawn from the photos, but i) it’s always difficult to get a true rendering of felt colours in photos, and ii) they do occasionally change the colours they make certain hats in.
 

Woodtroll

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Here's a new one on me. What is "reclaimed felt"?
Did the beaver want it back or what?

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I've seen that in wool garments; it pretty much means "recycled". The original wool fabric is disassembled or shredded down to fiber again and respun and rewoven. The disadvantage is that most of the fibers are now much shorter than they originally were, with less loft.

I assume it may be about the same meaning for felted items as well? But I wouldn't swear on a Bible to that! ;)
 

Edward

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I'm not at the point of buying yet, but I've been looking out for some nice straws ahead of next Summer. My favourite is the Stratoliner (not at all easy to find here in the UK - most US hatters seem either not to ship here or charge an exorbitant amount for it - USPS has upped charges considerably recently. Oddly, Stetson.eu doesn't carry it at all, at least currently). I also like the look of the Kendrick in photos, but never seen one in the wild. Does anyone know if it's - as looks possible - basically the same hat as the hemp version of the Temple (with perhaps a fractionally narrower brim)?
 

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