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Discussion in 'Hats' started by J.T.Marcus, Feb 25, 2009.
Ha ha, great story, and beautiful hat !!
Thanks, Tim. In a way I can understand why they're doing it, but it's not like I was taking the whole shelf of hats in one go. Come to think of it: I did take ten Borsalinos once in one of their shops. It caused no more than a frown then.
Thanks, Tim. Glad you like it!
Ha ha, my thoughts exactly.
Whether it's one dealer buying ten or five individuals buying two I assume it's the same amount of money in the end for the shop. The dealer may try to negotiate a bulk price since he's buying in quantity. Or five individuals may buy other things besides hats and end up spending more total than just a dealer buying hats specifically. Oh well, their store their policies. Just have to play the game. Part of the hunting fun.
Stefan, Another super find! I have a good number of Janyška hats mostly from my May 2016 NOS Czech find. I visited the old factory site back in September 2019. Here is some more on Janyška.
Great find, Stefan. Super colour.
Thank you, Steve. A pleasant surprise indeed to find this one. I looked on your site, which is always enlightening, before I posted this one. And I saw you posted the Tonak Gazela yesterday.
Stefan, Thanks! Janyška became Tonak after WWII. The factory was in operation until the very early 1960s.
Selentino Queen. I like this hat much better than my velour Prince. Wore it for a three mile walk in the rain today. The water just rolled off. Performed much better than any of my modern Stetsons.
Nice pipe also
Thank you! It's a Stanwell.
Dave, Looks great! As you probably know Selentino = Tonak. You might want to check out the following.
Dave, Thanks! Here is another one.
Great pipes those Stanwells!
Viewing this history brings a tear to my eye. Does it make any sense to be nostalgic for a time I never knew and a place I never visited? Or is the 'ideation' sufficient to evoke the response?
In my opinion definitely worth being nostalgic. With Nový Jičín / Neutitschein and Tonak you have the history plus the last original (1868) operational large scale (fur preparation, felt production, hat production) factory in world.