German & Austrian Hutmachers

Discussion in 'Hats' started by mayserwegener, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. steur

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    Thanks, Mark. Funny how hats like these only seem to come in very small sizes. Never seen one even in my own size.
     
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  2. mayserwegener

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    Garrett, It's a beauty!
     
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  3. mayserwegener

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    Max, Thanks for posting it here along with the photos of you wearing it.
     
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  4. drmaxtejeda

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    You're welcome, Steve.

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  5. mayserwegener

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    Steve, Thank you!
     
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    Steve, Thanks! Yes the liner is really special.
     
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    Randy, Thanks again!
     
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  8. mayserwegener

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    P. & C. Habig Wien Hausmarke "Special Qualität Handerbeit", 58 cm, production year 1957 (based on paper label). The felt is heavy in weight but still easily hand creases. The sweatband is really fantastic with a elaborate P. & C. Habig Wien stamping. As usually the overall quality and form are of the highest order. This hat was made for the famous A. Breiter München hat store (still in business today).

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    P. & C. Habig Wien Homburgs were considered the highest of quality in Germany and Austria. I actually discovered that Konrad Adenauer (the first first Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany) wore a P. & C. Habig Wien Homburg (see link).

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  9. Steve1857

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    Yet another great Habig, Steve. I have a couple of hats sold via A. Breiter, München. Like Habig never made a bad hat, I don't believe Herr Breiter ever sold a bad one either.

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  10. mayserwegener

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    Steve, Thanks again! Yes I also have a bunch of great vintage hats from A. Breiter, München. I also have this old + funny advert.

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  11. Steve1857

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    As always Steve, not only is your hat collection enviable, so too is your hat ephemera collection. That is one cool advert. Also proof that Germans have, and have always had, a sense of humour: contrary to false assumptions.

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  12. steur

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    Great find, Steve. A beautiful example of Habig Quality. The sweatband stamping is fabulous and the angled bow keeper is a nice touch.
     
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    Stefan, Thank you!
     
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    Steve, Thank you!
     
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  15. 65 Classic

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    What a nice hat!
     
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    Just arrived from Germany.
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    I just received one that's identical! The tag and its numbers. The only difference is the smaller size.
     
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    I plan to walk my pet
     
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