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French Hats and makers.

Discussion in 'Hats' started by BellyTank, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. BellyTank

    BellyTank I'll Lock Up

    OK, we have a thread for German/Austrian hats and makers,
    so let's have one for all those vintage Chapeau and information about the makers.
    I know there's more than a few on the Lounge who have and appreciate the French hats.
    We also have French and European members here, who should be able to enlighten us somewhat.

    I'll add mine when able but let's make a start.
    Let's see those Mossants and Flechets.

    Lets go!


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  2. bolthead

    bolthead My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Don't Know If This Qualifies.....?

    .....but I have a "Lucien de Barbant".

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  3. besdor

    besdor Vendor/Sponsor

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    I could be wrong but I dont think there are any hat manufacturers left in France. There are a few companies such as Crambes that distribute hats using the Flechet label but that is about it.




    Steven
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  4. zetwal

    zetwal I'll Lock Up

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  5. BellyTank

    BellyTank I'll Lock Up

    Yep.
    Vintage is hopefully where we're going.


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  6. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

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    I seem to recall the Baron having a couple.
     
  7. BellyTank

    BellyTank I'll Lock Up

    Hi Tomasso.

    Me too- and a few others, if I RC.


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  8. bolthead

    bolthead My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    here you go
     
  9. Chrome

    Chrome One of the Regulars

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    Here is my Mossant.

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    6$ hat and after 30$ of cleaning and reribboning + free pin = nice wearable hat.
     
  10. rlk

    rlk I'll Lock Up

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    Mossant

    Recently shown in new hats
     
  11. rlk

    rlk I'll Lock Up

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    Mossant

    Not mine, its too large but nice to look at
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  12. HarpPlayerGene

    HarpPlayerGene I'll Lock Up

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  13. He does indeed. And a few others long since passed on to others. I'll post when time permits, and i get some decent light for accurate photographic representation.

    For now. This is a French hat:

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  14. ScottF

    ScottF Call Me a Cab

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    Lucien de Brabant

    Old French hat on Ebay

    Very dirty, moth-eaten hat, but cleaned up nicely. I don't know anything about French hats, but Lefty said back-bow was in use in 20's, then again in '50s.

    Removed oil-skin plasticey strip behind the sweatband, and oil-skin cover over the liner-label (both very nasty). Hat is more brown than pics:

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  15. besdor

    besdor Vendor/Sponsor

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    I dont think that the hat was made in France. It looks to be made in the USA from the 1950's. I vagely remember seeing that imprint on some hats that were on Ebay a while back.



    Steven
    www.bencrafthats.com
     
  16. Interesting. What suggests to you that it is American, Besdor? (I don't disagree, just interested to know what is telling you it's not French.)

    bk
     
  17. Lefty

    Lefty I'll Lock Up

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  18. ScottF

    ScottF Call Me a Cab

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    Reading the thread you linked to, mine is also a very thick, soft felt. It also looks like a Cavanagh edge, but is actually sewn beneath the brim.

    ...smelliest hat I own.
     
  19. Lefty

    Lefty I'll Lock Up

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    I'm glad you made me look at it again to discover that they weren't ebay photos. :)
     
  20. mayserwegener

    mayserwegener

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    Flechet Thin Ribbon

    Flechet Thin Ribbon in never worn / mint condition. The felt on this one is really something. Super pliable and very soft. Great summer felt hat.

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