Fedora sell off! How about a pre-war Borsalino? And more!

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by Lotsahats, Sep 17, 2018.

  1. Lotsahats

    Lotsahats One Too Many

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    Hi all,

    I've been absent a while, and while the hat collection has grown and ebbed over the years, it's time to part with a few of my collected hats, ranging in sizes from a larger 7 1/8 up to some 7 1/2s. I'm linking two below, and you can view the rest via my eBay pages. Images are with the links, of course.

    First teaser:
    7 1/4 Borsalino vintage 20s-30 fedora
    This is a special hat. While I’m no expert in hat-dating, resources online point to this being a pre-war Borsalino hat—the wide leather sweat band, for one thing, is taped in the back, and the label is an older-style label. No matter the age of the hat, it’s a classic with nice felt and a raw edge on the brim. You don’t see hats like this come up very often, so don’t let this one get away.

    Marked size: 7 1/4” (label under sweat)
    Inside back to front: 8:
    Inside side to side: 6 1/2”
    Crown height: 5” as blocked
    Brim width: 2 3/8” (just a hair shy of 2 1/2”)

    Second teaser:
    7 1/4 Stetson Stetsonian 20s vintage fedora
    You’ve got to check out this amazing hat. I’m not an expert on the matter, but the information available online points to this being a hat from the 20s: it has a taped leather sweatband, the stamping on the sweat matches 20s-era Stetsons, and the labels under the liner line up with that era, too. There are some condition issues—some mothing on the back of the brim behind the crown, a tear in the lovely old sweat, and some spots on the top. Still, if you’re a collector, this is a must-have hat. I mean, just look at that thin-curled bound-edge and that ragged-edge THICK hat ribbon. You won’t see many like this again!

    Marked size: 7 1/4” (label under liner)
    Inside back to front: 7 7/8”
    Inside side to side: 6 5/8”
    Crown height: 5” as blocked
    Brim width: 2 1/2”

    And there are more! Don't forget to check out "See other items" for the rest.

    Cheers,
    A
     
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  2. steur

    steur

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    That Borsalino is a killer hat! Too bad it's not my size.
     
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  3. alanfgag

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    It's nice to see you about, Aaron.
     
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  4. Frunobulax

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    I saw both of those listed last night. That Stetsonian is a dream hat.


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  5. Frunobulax

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    I saw both of those listed last night. That Stetsonian is a dream hat.


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  6. Lotsahats

    Lotsahats One Too Many

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    Thanks, Alan. I do miss the friendly faces and amazing information around here!
     
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  7. Lotsahats

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    The best part--it could be yours! :)
     
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  8. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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  9. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    Doc: that Knox Twenty is gonna give a bunch of your hats all they can handle!!
    It will give your Fortys what for too!
    The color combo on this one is right up there with some of the best i’ve seen here. Imho
    You will love this one!!
    B
    Ps: and that’s the wood stretcher with scales i told you about.
     
  10. Just Daniel

    Just Daniel One Too Many

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    Super hats!

    One question, if you please?

    The tear in the Stetsonian sweat, would you call it a tear or is it already dry rot? The pics look fine, but maybe you could say a little more?

    Thank you,
    Daniel


     
  11. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    Hey, Aaron, is the bow torn in the Stetsonian? Or is it just the angle of the pic?

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  12. Lotsahats

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    It's a tear, I'm afraid; when I picked up the hat a few years ago, I went to turn the sweatband out, gently, to see the labels underneath, and that's when the band tore. There's no other deterioration in the leather, though.

    Cheers,
    A
     
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  13. Lotsahats

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    It's a ragged-edged bow--on purpose. There's a term for it that's escaping me here, but it was made to be rough along the edge like that. The bow is in fine shape otherwise.

    Best,
    A
     
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  14. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    I know about ragged-edged bows, I was referring to a "bend" in the bow in the picture. :)

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  15. Lotsahats

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    Oh, I see what you mean! Let me have a look when I get home.
     
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  16. Lotsahats

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    Have a look at these images, and you can see that it's just the way the bow has folded and creased over time. IMG_7347.JPG IMG_7348.JPG
     
  17. Tukwila

    Tukwila My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Looks like a twisted bow keep to me. Dobbs and Knox do it on some of their older hats, too. I had Michael Gannon do it to my last custom with him, the natural beaver with the slate/plum frayed bow.
     
  18. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    Ah! Another step in my hat education. Thanks again, Doug.
    Thank you, Aaron!

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  19. Lotsahats

    Lotsahats One Too Many

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    Just a bump--24 hours to go on these hats.
     
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  20. Kuro

    Kuro A-List Customer

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    Wow, that Borsalino... Nice hat.
     
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