German & Austrian Hutmachers

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  1. steur

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    Wilke "tradition" fedora in grey with a contrasting brim binding and ribbon. Colour is called "rauch" (smoke). Size 58, with the brim at 5,5cm and the crown at 11cm at the center dent. A more modern Wilke, but certainly well made and the contrast is very attractive.

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  2. steur

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    Wegener Super homburg in black. Plenty of black homburgs to go around, but the Super designation isn't all that common. Size 57 with the brim at 5,5cm and the crown at 11cm at the center dent. Not a lightweight at 142 grams.

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  3. steur

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    Mayser Milz fedora in grey. Size 57 with the overwelt brim at 5,5cm and the crown at 10,5cm at the center dent. Not a hat to make the headlines, but well made and fairly lightweight at 114 grams.

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  4. steur

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    A. Breiter, der Hutmacher am Dom, Sonderklasse feine Antilop Qualität fedora in a warm dark grey. Size 58 with the raw edge brim at 7cm and the crown at 10cm at the center dent. Teardrop crease and a nice bit of rake front to back. There is some mothing on the underside of the brim, but the antilope finish and colour of the hat make it hard to notice that.
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  5. steur

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    Diplomat Bella fedora in black. Size 58, with the bound brim at 6,5cm and the crown at 11,5cm at the center dent. Really well made hat with great proportions and a nice hand to the felt.

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  6. steur

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    Super Extra Rein Haar homburg in grey. Size 57 with the brim at 6cm and the crown at 10,5cm at the center dent. Nothing extraordinary, but good enough to bring along for the price.

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  7. steur

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    Wehrmeier fedora in a wonderful deep brown. Chamois finish and contrasting ribbon and brim binding. Size 56, with the brim at 6,5cm and the crown at 11cm at the center dent.
    I'm fairly certain this one is actually made by Hückel Welheim, judging by the shape, finish and the hanging cord on the sweatband. The felt is awesome.

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  8. Mean Eyed Matt

    Mean Eyed Matt Practically Family

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    WOW! What a parade, Stefan! But at that price it's understandable that you're generous...
    These really are some treasures: The contrast on the Wilke is great, as are the proportions of the Diplomat. And even if it's nothing extraordinary, I also like the bright contrasting ribbons on the Rein Haar.
     
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  9. steur

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    Thank you, Matt. Very satisfying to find all of these. Shouldn't you be watching football by the way?:)
     
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  10. Mean Eyed Matt

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    o_O Should I?!?
    I'll probably be stoned and thrown out of TFL, but I'll confess anyway:
    I have never been interested in football, not at all in a European Championship or World Cup.
    I'm sorry! :D
     
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  11. steur

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    Don't worry: our American fellow members have a totally different idea about what football is. To start with they play it with their hands!o_O Maybe for the best you didn't watch: Germany lost, which must be against some sort of basic rule of football, because they never lose (or at least they didn't used to);)
     
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  12. mayserwegener

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    Stefan, A great series of finds! The Diplomat / Bella stands out to me along with Wehrmeier / Hückel Welheim. I cannot find anything about the Diplomat / Bella that points to a source so another well made mystery hat. By the F.W. Schneider Köln owned the Wilke mark post WWII.​
     
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  13. Steve1857

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    Some great finds, Stefan. The A. Breiter and the Diplomat stand out for me.

     
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  14. steur

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    Thanks, Steve. I do own another Diplomat branded hat, but it has a similar generic label. This one reminds me of the Resistol Majestic that was made under license in Germany (don't recall who had the resistol license).
     
  15. steur

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    Thank you, Steve. Congrats on Englands win by the way:)
     
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    Stefan, Wegener had the license for Resistol. What is the word in the upper right corner of the paper label? I cannot make it out. Thanks.
     
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  17. steur

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    It's either SENW. or SONW.
     
  18. Mean Eyed Matt

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    I think it is the colour: "schw." for SCHWARZ = BLACK
     
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  19. steur

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    Good eye, Matt. Can't believe I missed that.
     
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  20. mayserwegener

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    Matt, Thanks! I could only make out the letter "S". :)
     
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