It's a beauty, Daniele and another one saved!Occasionally a risky purchase with little hope turns out to be a hidden gem
This is the case with this hat bought without knowing much about the size and conditions. The impulse prevailed.
The package arrived in a bar, I picked it up and stopped to open it in a small public park and this hat came out with an almost absurd shape as it was sold as female hat
Going home I fixed it as best I could and something new came out of it.
Huckel ETA - Seal Velor made in Czechoslovakia. Size 6 or 59 cm. 7 3/8 US
The velour is dark brown and very soft to the touch. Sold in Le Havre - France.
The measurements are as follows: the raw brims are five centimeters, the open crown is 14 cm. and the ribbon is 4cm high.
The hat is in excellent condition and hardly worn and, above all, it is my size!
To get news on its history, I am waiting for Steve's visit, who will be in Verona shortly and so with him, the greatest expert in Central European hats, I will have all the details
That seems to have some serious age to it, Brent. Love those.This arrived today: The open crown is just over six inches and the raw edge brim is 2 5/8 inches. The felt is in fantastic shape and the leather sweatband looks good too, but the stitching is failing. I’ll let Steve @mayserwegener tell me what I’ve got.
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I don’t know who would be up to the detailed hand sewing to fix the sweatband. I had Randall @Randall Renshaw do one for me a while back and I think that’s what made him avoid The Lounge.