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Discussion in 'Hats' started by Lefty, Sep 2, 2009.

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  2. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    Can anyone tell me something about this John Cavanagh I just bought? Decade, etc.?
    Is there a Gay Prince style? Or does it have to be a Dobbs to be a Gay Prince?
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  3. jlee562

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    Gay Prince is a specific Dobbs model, yes. It's the most well known of this style of hat, but had a whip stitch brim. Stetson also has the similar Tijuana.
     
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  4. drmaxtejeda

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    And the brim on the Cav I just bought is called a whip stitch brim, right?

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  5. drmaxtejeda

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    Ah! I looked up whip stitch. Never mind

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  6. Hat Masterson

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    Has anybody ordered online from the Levine Hat Co. & if so what was your experience? Thank you very much.
     
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  7. drmaxtejeda

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    Look for my PM

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  8. jlee562

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    That looks like a decorative running stitch on an overwelt. Very unique treatment. New to me at least.

    Here's my Gay Prince for comparison
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  9. drmaxtejeda

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    Thank you, Jared. Can you tell me anything else about the Cav?

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  10. jlee562

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    unfortunately no. I did look up that store, which is here in SF. An online/catalogue iteration of the business still exists, although the last brick and mortar store connected with the original business closed in 2000. As they were founded in 1853, that unfortunately doesn't help date the hat either. Hopefully someone with Cavanagh knowledge can chime in.
     
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  11. drmaxtejeda

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    Thank you, Jared.

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  12. jlee562

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    De nada.

    a stab in the dark guess would be 40's. The Gay Prince was mid 40's I believe and unlined hats would also have been common then.
     
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    You already know I’m not an authority on this, but it sure looks like a 1930’s hat to me. A couple minutes on the Hatted Professor seems to confirm this, but I’m sure someone more knowledgeable will post tomorrow: this hat is sure to elicit a response!


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  14. drmaxtejeda

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    I hope so.

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  15. jlee562

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    Well, more clues from Mr. Bowers, even in absentia
    http://www.thehattedprofessor.com/datecavanagh.html

    I'm seeing "Park avenue at 47th st" on the the tip liner. This was adopted ca. 1936 when they expanded from 247 Park ave.

    those definitely look like 30's labels according to the above. Nice score!
     
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  16. drmaxtejeda

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    Thank you, Jared. And thank you, Brent!

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    I want to make a little fedora for my dog, he is a medium sized dog (who frankly doesn't much like hats) but I think it would look fedorable.

    Has anyone done so before and does anyone have any recommendations about it?
     
  18. Frunobulax

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    Gotta admit I've not seen a Cavanagh quite like that one.

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    Both hats - whatever the model or year, look incredible. Nice score!
     
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  20. I don't know what breed he is, but you could make him a little Whippet.
     

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