Hasidic Jewish hats

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Lotsahats, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. Joshua London

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    A fellow landsman? Or you just like the style (black, wide-brimmed, made for the religious market)? ;-)
     
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  2. deadlyhandsome

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    They are all waiting to be shipped to a hatter for conversion into more traditional fedoras. I’m having one made into an Alessandria/Open Road thin ribbon. These hats are of good quality and can be found at attractive prices on the used market.


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  3. deadlyhandsome

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    I found one more:

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  4. Joshua London

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    Beyond eBay, and I guess local shops, where does one find used hats? I wear a U.S. size 7 & 1/2 (head is 59.7 cm; 23 & 1/2 inches), I can rarely find anything in my size that is still in decent enough nick.
     
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  5. deadlyhandsome

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    eBay is the best. They don’t come up every day, but they can be found if you look long enough. The larger sizes in any vintage style are hard to find. Since I’m going to convert them into more traditional fedoras and don’t want the really wide brims, I can reblock them up to my size at the expense of brim width.

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  6. Joshua London

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    Makes good sense!
     
  7. hatsRme

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    Hello, mein Josh, and welcome to the Lounge!
    Depending on your location, you may have some (scant) luck in estate sales, re-sale or consignment shops, etc. It takes time and perseverance, though, especially considering your size.
    Remember, you’re supposed to wear ‘em like your Rebbe! (Nu?!)

    Zie Gezundt, man!!
     
  8. Joshua London

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    HatsRme, aleichem sholom! ;-)
    Thanks! I'll have to start checking such things out more frequently.
    All best,
    Josh
     
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  9. AbbaDatDeHat

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    Try the classifieds thread.
    Post a WTB (want to buy).........
    And wait for the responses.
    B
     
  10. Dm101

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    Sharp dressed good lookin fellas...
     
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  11. The Veg

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    Another very late thanks for this thread! Interesting stuff. I always wanted a similar hat but with a less-tapered crown and maybe in a colour other than black, but that that's a discussion for another thread. I do like the high crown though, as I need a high crown to be able to wear a hat low enough to stay on my head thanks to my odd-shaped gourd (my Akubra Indy works but the top still touches my hair). And wide brims are just plain cool!

    Another cultural-origin data point that I have heard is that the overall style of dress that you see on these guys basically is what was in fashion in their ancestral eastern-european countries at the time that their ancestors emigrated, and once over here the style just kind of stuck. There are many ways to be modest of course and that style just happens to fit, although in my opinion the way it gets noticed since everybody else in today's world dresses differently kind of cancels some of the modesty, but that's just my take.

    Anyway, thanks again for all the insights!
     
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  12. scottyrocks

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    When you live for two main reasons - God and family, pretty much everything else is less than secondary.

    Plain black and white clothing is about as modest as it gets, and if you're not one to keep up with trends (people who are extreeeemely devout), then you stay with traditional - what's been worn by your parents, grandparents, etc, clothing.

    You know - Traditiooooooon, tradition . . . tradition!
     
  13. p51

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    I never thought of that, but it makes a lot of sense.
    To twist a funny quote from "Big Band Theory," I don't object to the concept of a higher power, but I am confused by one who would have a dress code...
     
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  14. deadlyhandsome

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    Yeah, but if I were a rich man.... ;)


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  15. hatsRme

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    Oy.
     
  16. p51

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    It's hardly PC, but I'll never forget something I heard when in the Army, a few Israeli Army soldiers (half of them were nice looking women) were walking by in uniform, and nobody but me recognized the nation.
    "Sir, what country are they from?"
    "Hmm... Israel."
    "No kidding, sir? Well, Oy to the [M-F'ing] Vey!"
    Every time the subject of Judaism in any form comes up, I always think of what he said that day...
     
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  17. deadlyhandsome

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    Sorry, Charlie....Scotty started it. :)


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  18. scottyrocks

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    Well, it's tradition, after all.
     
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  19. abe ny

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    how you clean the high crown hats?
     
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    Step ladder.
     

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