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Beautiful old Sol that I found (and left) online.

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M Hatman

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Here is a recent thrift/antique store save.......my wife even said I could not leave behind....! :-O
It will end up in the trade pile waiting for some love..............not a familiar company.

Nothing too special, just really, really clean and nice.....LAST picture tells what you want to know! ;-)
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I WILL say I do not make a habit of buying hats that do not fit me....but it happens (especially if it is in a box I want!) but this hat whispered "take me home, PLEASE".......
 
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Steve1857

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Here is a recent thrift/antique store save.......my wife even said I could not leave behind....! :-O
It will end up in the trade pile waiting for some love..............not a familiar company.

Nothing too special, just really, really clean and nice.....LAST picture tells what you want to know! ;-)
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I WILL say I do not make a habit of buying hats that do not fit me....but it happens (especially if it is in a box I want!) but this hat whispered "take me home, PLEASE".......
It would have been criminal to walk away from that one, Mark. Nice find and well bought :)
 

M Hatman

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Just wanted to say THANKS for all these ads. This is "original soruce" history at its best. Note, for isntance, that 'boaters' are generally referred to just as 'straw hats' or, if the type is specified, 'sialors'. V. interesting.
You MAY want to look around just a little more.....those were ads for "Straw Hat Day", advertising the availability of straw hats for sale, and not really advertising any particular straw model (or company), and in fact among all of them, only one "boater" was even illustrated.

Boaters as a style or type, have been variously referred to as "Boaters", "Skimmers", "Yacht Style", and "Sailors" for quite some time going back to the 19th century, and often is a regional or national designation (Like Derby and Bowler)............now model names companies used is something entirely different.....and dare I say without limit.

If you went into a Men's store "back in the day" or even a good hat store now and said "I want a Boater hat" they would instantly take you to the straw flat tops we all know.......................Up until recently when covid clipped them, a long standing men's shop in Springfield carried them (and other straws) and referred to them as "Boaters" while the "other straws" were all "Panama's".

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G_awain

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Dear all,

I am mostly a lurker here and have not posted much since I subscribed many years ago.
Please forgive me if this message does not belong to this thread.

I came across this vintage picture dating back to the 1890's and showing Ernest Chausson, Claude Debussy, Raymond Bonheur (the three of them composers) and Jeanne Chausson (Ernest Chausson's spouse).
Ernest Chausson is the one on the left, wearing the wonderful boater (hence my post in this thread). I'm quite curious about the straw hats worn by Claude Debussy and Raymond Bonheur. They seem quite unusual. Would anyone know more about these kinds of hats ?




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