French Hats and makers.

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

  1. moehawk

    moehawk I'll Lock Up

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    Can't get closer but I can get clearer.

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    And that is interesting that it may have had both patch and liner. Is that for the folks who prefered to remove liners in warm weather so they would always see the brand name?
    Thanks for that tidbit of hat knowledge!

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  2. moehawk

    moehawk I'll Lock Up

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    Thanks Red! It is a nice sweatband, just a tad dry. Hope to remedy that!
    Neat how subtle the differences are in these old bowlers but make a big difference in the overall look.

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  3. mayserwegener

    mayserwegener

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    Thanks for posting the photo. From the logo you can see it's after 1925. You might want to search the shop and its address.

    I am not sure but that could be the reason. I only notice it because the liner was loose. Here it is.

    http://germanaustrianhats.invisionz...hne-hückel-hutfabrik-weilheim/page-2#entry248
     
  4. G_awain

    G_awain New in Town

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    I did try to find some information about this shop I never heard about...but nothing interesting turned out.

    One of theses days, when I have the time, I'll go and visit the archives of the registry of commerce to look for information on Sools and other hat shops which were prominent at the time.

    Anyway, very nice hat.
     
  5. mayserwegener

    mayserwegener

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    I would also check for old copies of "Revue De La Chapellerie". This was the French Hat Industry Newspaper. There might actually be some digitized copies online. I found + photographed a 1912 edition at the Gotisches Haus (Gothic House) Hat Museum Library, Bad Homburg, Germany.

    http://germanaustrianhats.invisionzone.com/index.php?/topic/267-revue-de-la-chapellerie-1912/
     
  6. G_awain

    G_awain New in Town

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  7. 65 Classic

    65 Classic Practically Family

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    I recently picked up this French velour. Might anyone have any info on the "chapelier"? It's a 2.25" brim, 5.5" open crown and it is in excellent condition. There are no labels on the hat. This is my first black hat and I just love it.
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  8. RJR

    RJR

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  9. 65 Classic

    65 Classic Practically Family

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    Merci mon bon-ami.
     
  10. mayserwegener

    mayserwegener

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    Super! Can you post larger photos? Thanks!
     
  11. 65 Classic

    65 Classic Practically Family

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    Larger pics
    Vel1.jpg vel2.jpg vel4.jpg vel3.jpg velo.jpg vel6.jpg vel8.jpg velo1.jpg The silk has a patina :) velo3.jpg
     

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  12. esteban68

    esteban68 Call Me a Cab

    A recent Aigon et fils find; Screenshot_2017-03-25-09-03-28-1-1-1-1.png Screenshot_2017-03-25-09-03-28-1-1-1.png Screenshot_2017-03-25-09-03-28-1-2.png
     
  13. Daniele Tanto

    Daniele Tanto My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I thought I had found another homburg or "diplomatique" made in France to add to my collection, but unfortunately the Mossant is too small for my head
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    It is the first time I find a homburg hat made in France without lining
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    and experience with others hats of the period make me guess, it was built, almost certainly, before World War II
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    It is a homburg tone on tone with all the colored ribbons matching with the color of the felt
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    The dimensions are average and very accurate construction
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    It is lightweight and made of fur malleable medium felt
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    Sold in Rennes
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    It was contained in its original box and in not very good condition
    Seee the paper label not glued but stichted
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    The dimensions are the same of French "Diplomatique" classic hats like this: curled brim at 5.5 and crown, low point at 11 cm.
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    Size is 58 cm.
     
  14. Redfokker

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    A classic! Mmmmm my size as well...
     
  15. mayserwegener

    mayserwegener

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    Daniele, Great find! Really like the color and form! It's a real beauty!
     
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  16. Redfokker

    Redfokker

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    And now it is mine! Daniele is so gracious to allow me to wear this European beauty in the states.
     
  17. steur

    steur

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    Congratulations. I'm more than a bit jealous; for all the hats I have, a Mossant is still sadly missing. Wear it with pride.
     
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  18. Redfokker

    Redfokker

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    My care package from Italy arrived today. Along with a 40 year old Borsalino, this beautiful Mossant Diplomatique was nestled in the box. Amazing felt, perfect curl to the brim and pristine sweatband. It is interesting that there is no liner, the ghost of a logo in the tip is there though. I think there was talk somewhere on a thread saying this hat is pre WWII. I'll post a better noggin shot when I'm not just wearing a T-shirt. I am very happy with this French beauty.
     

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  19. steur

    steur

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    Again: great looking hat, Mike. Could also be that the hat was made just after WWII and the liner was left out due to shortage of silk. But I'm just guessing here.
     
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  20. Redfokker

    Redfokker

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    Another interesting theory. The manufacturing tag does look quite vintage in it's printing style. That would also make this hat have an interesting historical story.
     
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