Martin, Yes, I have a few 1930s and older C. G. Wilke Guben Real Velour Hats . I have many German and Austrian Real Velour Hats from that time period. Here is a really nice possibly late 1920s C. G. Wilke Guben Real Velour Hat of mine.
Super!!!P. & C. Habig Wien "Special", P. & C. Habig's "Special Qualität, Reine Handarbeit", 58 cm, possibly 1930s late 1920s and reworked later. There is no paper label but the Liner is stitched in so if reworked it was possibly in the 1950s. The Felt has a Natural finish but a soft hand. The Sweatband, Liner and Band are of very high quality.
I have a NOS condition P. & C. Habig Wien "Special", P. & C. Habig's "Special Qualität, Reine Handarbeit Berlin Friedrichstr. 82a" that has very similar components and from about the same time period. This is definitely one of my finest hats.
Matt, Thank you! Yes, there are 3 "Tells" and our two are ""Küssnacht"" and Stefan's is a ""Uri". All three are on my website (see link).Once again, great hat! If I remember correctly, this is already the third 'Tell' here in the round - with the small blue one, which I gave to Wayne because of its size, and the black one from Stefan. It's nice to revive a long lost hat brand a bit this way...
Martin, Super! Great looking later Wilke! I hope the later story of Wilke can be solved.
I found :Mertés de Luxe chamois/velour finish fedora. Overwelt brim at 6,5cm and the crown at 10,5cm at the center dent. Very nice hand to the felt, which sits somewhere between a longer haired chamois and a short haired velour. Couldn't find anymore information about Mertés, excepts that the full name was M. Mertés Hutfabrik and that there seems to be a connection with Mayser. Odd thing is that underneath the emblem the text "maison fondee en 1841" (in French therefore) can be found. Located in Alsace maybe, as that region switched nations more often than we do socks?
Even though the liner gives it away as a slightly more modern hat it is very well made. May have been refursbished at some point because it has two labels inside.
I suspect it will be green hats all around today, but there are other (better) ways to go to celebrate St Patrick's day. A hat in the colour of Guiness for example and a different nod to Ireland.
Dublin homburg hat in black. Size 56 with the brim at 6cm and the crown at 10,5cm at the center dent. Model is called Basel and the quality is called Poniko. I need another black homburg like I need a hole in my head, but I couldn't resist. The label is by W&G Schuchart, a wholeseller who likely sourced from Wegener. Sláinte!