Boater faction!

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Alon, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. alanfgag

    alanfgag

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    Thank you Steve!

    Here is a Dobbs boater using a sewn braid construction of soft straw. It is very flexible, with the brim shape held by the use of an unusual rolled edge. I've not seen another like it. It can be dated quite reliably to the 1920s from the Dobbs store location ephemera collected by Brad Bowers. I selected this hat to wear to my daughter's wedding three years ago - perhaps not the perfect choice but it is very comfortable and I was encouraged by knowing that no one would be looking at me.

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  2. alanfgag

    alanfgag

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    Back to boating today with this open weave Stetson, late 1930s to 1940. The crown is firm, the brim is flexible with a gentle upswing to the flange. The sweatband stitching is hidden which is a lovely finishing touch.

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  3. Bill Hughes

    Bill Hughes Call Me a Cab

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    This Yeddo should be on its way tomorrow. BTW what is the difference between a boater and a skimmer?

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  4. Safford

    Safford New in Town

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    Nice hat! You don't see that straw anymore.

    I'm back, by the way. It's been over a year. I no longer have my nice antique Adams boater. Now I have a nice new Olney that doesn't smell.

    Picture shows the Love Good Culture team in Nashville, trying on the city for size. It's a 7 1/8 (oops, that's my hat.)
     

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  5. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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  7. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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    I find the bon-Ton ivy floating sweatbands to be comfortable. I don’t think that boaters are the most versatile hats, but they fill a nice niche. The Yeddo hats like Bill’s are favorites.


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  8. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    I have a nice one, but it is still in Texas. It is one of the hats I didn't have enough room for last time I went.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  9. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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    Beautiful hat, Max. If you are in the market for another, look for a boater with the bon-ton ivy floating sweatband.


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  10. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    Thanks, Brent! You taught me something again

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  11. Bill Hughes

    Bill Hughes Call Me a Cab

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    I haven’t tried this one on yet but my other Yeddo is very comfortable.
     
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  12. Bill Hughes

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    It arrived today. Brim is 2 1/2", crown is 3 1/4", and ribbon is 2 1/8" black. This is my second boater with both being Yeddo. I have never held any other so don't have any real experience. But boaters look like they should be very stiff which is not the case with either of the two I own.

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  13. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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    Absolutely beautiful, Bill.


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  14. Bill Hughes

    Bill Hughes Call Me a Cab

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    This was the first boater I bought. The sweatband needed to be re-stitched and the solid black ribbon was toast. I sent it to Mike Miller. He has re-stitched the sweatband and replaced the ribbon with this brown vintage ribbon I got from Art Fawcett. He sent this picture yesterday.

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  15. milandro

    milandro One of the Regulars

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    this one I’ve already posted on the Italian Hats thread, a Boater made for the Cappelleria Mutinelli shop in Milan[​IMG]
     
  16. Bill Hughes

    Bill Hughes Call Me a Cab

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    I realize that it's the end of September but the temperatures are still hitting the mid 90s. Therefore, I wore this Yeddo boater to services this morning. It's my first time wearing a boater and I must admit - I liked it.
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  17. TheOldFashioned

    TheOldFashioned Practically Family

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    First of two end of season boater acquisitions. Swiss made Yeddo by Georges Meyer:
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    2-1/2" Brim
    3-7/16" Crown
    1-7/8" Ribbon
    5.0oz Weight
    As others have commented, the Yeddo isn't as stiff as I was expecting. The electric blue pinstripes seems a bit progressive, so this will probably end up more for casual wear.

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  18. TheOldFashioned

    TheOldFashioned Practically Family

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    The second acquisition was an extremely fortuitous find. Stetson with a beautiful plaited weave:
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    Specs:
    2-3/4" Brim
    3-7/16" Crown
    1-3/4" Ribbon
    5.4oz Weight​

    After seeing a picture of a Dunlap hatbox I decided to go check out a weekly consignment auction. Always a roll of the dice as often times it's just an empty box. There was a hat inside, but it was a damaged POS no name straw. Dejected, I walked through the rest of the pole building and stumbled across this wonderful hat which hadn't been displayed on the auction listing photo collection.

    The hat is in mint condition, though with a 2-3/4" brim it's definitely handle with care. Compared to my other boaters this one feels more delicate. The black, red, and gold coloration on the ribbon is a bit more conservative and traditional. Interesting to note what appears to be a typo between the number on the cloth tag and the number stamped on the sweat (0 vs 1).

    This one will probably be reserved for dressier occasions, but a quick shot before putting away for the season:
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  19. Bill Hughes

    Bill Hughes Call Me a Cab

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    Just bought this on eBay. Seller accepted my offer of $60. Anybody have any idea for age? I'll post better pictures when it arrives.

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  20. Bill Hughes

    Bill Hughes Call Me a Cab

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    Here are some better pictures of the Stevenson boater I recently acquired. It is labeled a size 7 but I thought it was more a 7 1/8 to 1/4 based on the pictures from the seller. Anyway, it's in fantastic shape. It does fit my head but a little snug. It fits like a snug 7 1/8. I'm still trying to determine age. I'm thinking 20s/30s?
    Brim 2 3/8"
    Ribbon 2 1/4"
    Crown 3 1/2"

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