Ebay Hats: Victories, Defeats, Gripes & Items of Interest

Discussion in 'Hats' started by AlanC, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. steur

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    If it's for science it isn't a sin, Max. I'm curious how it holds up to other hats in your collection. I suspect it's all to do with fashion and branding but I've never handled one, so to be fair I won't judge until the verdict is in.
     
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  2. Just Daniel

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    Is that a ribbon or a shower curtain?


     
  3. steur

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    Could be both!
     
  4. Just Daniel

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    Perfect.


     
  5. Hagwood

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    Now that's funny, I don't care who ya are......
     
  6. drmaxtejeda

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    Yes, that was my reasoning!

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  7. TheOldFashioned

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    Way too small for my head, but was really curious to see this one play out:
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    Someone must have made an offer she couldn't refuse because there was already a couple bids last night and it was gone this morning (no Make Offer nor BIN option).
     
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  8. drmaxtejeda

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    Lol!

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  9. drmaxtejeda

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    It was Daniel. The sneak took it.

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  10. Garrett

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    I informed the lady that she would find a red re-order tag - sure enough she did and it was a 6 7/8. Would have bought it now or made an offer had she given the option.
     
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  11. Frunobulax

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    It will be nice to get an opinion from someone who has the experience to make a real comparison.

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  12. TheOldFashioned

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    I don't trust circumference for beans, but I also knew at 21" she couldn't be off by that much, so I had no dog in the fight. I figured that hat would be right up your alley when I saw it. Then I ran her numbers and was like, d***, that's small. Something's probably not right.
     
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  13. drmaxtejeda

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    Well, Daniel has a morphing head. It will fit him well. Besides, he's my friend and partner in several acquisitions, so I am glad he got it, although it still stung a little.

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  14. drmaxtejeda

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    Yeah! Like when I started buying good vintage felts to compare with my Optimos. I asked if anyone had compared the two, and no one replied, so I bought them and found the best vintage felts really are better.
    Now I want to know if he is just a charlatan, or if he is a flamboyant exaggerator with a quality core.

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  15. Garrett

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    A known charlatan, Max. Without getting into detail I'll just point out that the late Gregory Westbrook was the REAL hatter of that operation.
     
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  16. Hagwood

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    Dang, how did I miss that !?
     
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  17. Garrett

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  18. Just Daniel

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    For some reason I fit 6 7/8 to 7 3/8. A 6 7/8 fits me a little tight for about two days, then it fits fine. I think I have a blockhead or something.

    The conformulator hat-sizing machine (ok, I made that word up) Ignacio has says I am right below a bumpy 7 1/8 in size and he squares up hats easily for me.

    I guess I did sneak up on this one. I thought at first I would get it dirt cheap, but from my non-scientific eye comparing other 1920s, size 6 7/8 Stetsons $150 is a general ceiling and some have even gone for less than $100.

    Size is a price killer there...


     
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  19. Garrett

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    .......:rolleyes:
     
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  20. Just Daniel

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    In the Army I wore a 6 7/8 patrol cap, but we wore those higher than fedoras. A 7 3/8 fits a little loose for a couple of days, then seems to settle on my head. If I wet it down that obviously helps.

    I think I’m a blockhead. :)

     
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