German & Austrian Hutmachers

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

  1. steur

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    I'm not always lucky when I buy hats. I sort of reckon that most people when measuring hats get it wrong and give a size that is too small. I was hoping for the same effect with this one, but this seller got it right. For the 8 euro I paid for it's still an interesting one to have.
    Hückel Durit velour hat. Size 54 (seller was right all along) with the raw edge brim at 6cm and the crown at 11,5cm at the center dent. When I took it out of its packaging I still thought I got lucky, because it feels like a substantial hat, despite its small size. No label inside the hat. Somehow the Durit feels a bit less refined than Hückel's Jota, Alpha, Platin or Standard velours. That's all very relative though, because it is still a Hückel velour.

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  2. mayserwegener

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    Stefan, Thank you!
     
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    Matt, Thank you! I hope you had good Christmas. I will be back home Wednesday afternoon.
     
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    Stefan, Great find! I will have to check some of my JHS "Durit" Velours. I know one was in very poor condition.
     
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  5. steur

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    Thank you, Steve. I'd still buy any other example I find ;)
     
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    Mayser Antilope thin ribbon
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  7. Steve1857

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    Nice find Dave. All the labels correspond to a Mayser I have from the 1950s. 5th of January 1957 to be exact. It says so on the inside of the sweat band. Have you checked that?

    I'll let Steve @mayserwegener chip in for a much better appraisal.
     
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    This is the only stamp on the sweat.
    I can just make out the color, Antilope on the tag.
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    It's such a coincidence, but I actually took my hat with me to wear in Copenhagen this New Year's weekend. Happy New Year to you btw Dave.

    As I said, Steve will probably pitch in with his expert knowledge, but I'm pretty much certain it's a 1950s Mayser.

    Here are some photos of mine.

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  10. DaveProc

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    Happy New Year!
    Your hat is spectacular! The brim binding is fastastic.
     
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    Thanks Dave. I remember discussing mine with Steve when I first got it a couple of years back. He was most helpful.

    I'm guessing yours was picked up by someone from the US military after WWII. They had a strong presence in Pforzheim after the war. I would think the blue feather is an after market US addition, too.
     
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  12. mayserwegener

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    Dave, Great find! I don't have anything to add to Steve's comments regarding dating. I really like the the thin ribbon / bow, form and finish!
     
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  14. DaveProc

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    Thank you ! It does have a plastic tip liner.
     
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  15. steur

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  16. steur

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    When I posted the Hückel Durit above I mentioned I'm not always lucky when I buy hats. But sometimes I am. This was sold to me as a size 58. And no sooner the seller had accepted my offer, the bidding price almost doubled. She still sold it to me.
    This one would certainly interest Steve (@mayserwegener ) so I bought it.
    Hückel Platin velour in grey. Size 57 (it turned out to be; sorry Steve) with the raw edge brim at 5cm and the crown at 11cm at the center dent. The felt is nothing short of incredible; supersoft and shapes with no effort at all. The sheen makes it hard to take good pictures of it. The sweatband is very thin, but still supple for such an old hat. I was a bit cautious at first because the liner logo is one that was used by Tonak as well for their later hats, which don't come even close. The "platin" wasn't a designation they used as far as I know.

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  17. steur

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    Some more pics of it. One of the bow pics shows how thick the felt is and how it gets more dense towards the center.

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  18. PanosChris

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    Hats like this make my day, every time! Your finds never disappoint, Stefan! What a hat to start the New Year!
     
  19. DaveProc

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    The size tag has Antilope stamped on it diagonally across the left corner. The stamp is faint and not showing up in my pics but ia legible to the naked eye.
     
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    This is the best I can do, you can just make out Antilope on the tag in the pic, it is clearer with the naked eye.
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