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Iuka Slim

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I do not have a 7 1/2 head. If I did, I'd probably just keep the hat. My head is slightly bigger. I have a giant brain, apparently. When I put on the hat it doesn't feel like it was meant to be, sadly. And, as occasions when I might actually wear it are infrequent, I can't justify trying stretch or reshape a vintage hat in this condition. In that one sense, my head is classier than Kim Karashian's ass.

If you fold the leather sweatband down there should be a paper label on the felt covered by the leather that will have the whole size. The label is usually close the the back or the hat where the seam of the leather sweatband is. You might need to move the satin liner around to see it. It is either a size 7 1/2 (large/XL) or a size 6 1/2 (Extra Small). I’d bet it’s a 7 1/2, but that label will tell you for sure.

Your hat is a St. Regis which is a popular homburg. They don’t normally sell for as much as much as fedoras but there is certainly a market for it if it’s a size 7 1/2.
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I had a closer look today and found the tag. It was really tucked up there. Definitely 7 1/2. Does the info and format of this label also give a clue as the period it was made?
 

Iuka Slim

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At $1 it might be the 'buy' of the decade. Nice hat. It is a good size as so many vintage hats are on the small side...smaller than 7 1/4". It is hard to ask us here in the forum to attach a valuation as we are potential buyers and (speaking for myself) would have a strong pull to lower the suggested price. But perhaps someone else might chime in who isn't a 7 1/2" and would not then have a dog in the fight. It is a nice hat and good on you for wanting to pass it on to someone who will value it and perhaps even wear it!!!.
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I had a closer look today and found the tag. It was really tucked up there. Definitely 7 1/2. Does the info and format of this label also give a clue as the period it was made?


I’d say the hat was from between 1953 and 1959. That’s just a guess, but I’d bet it’s pretty close.

It’s a nice looking St. Regis and I’m sure you can sell or trade it if that’s something you’re interested in.
 

Iuka Slim

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I’d say the hat was from between 1953 and 1959. That’s just a guess, but I’d bet it’s pretty close.

It’s a nice looking St. Regis and I’m sure you can sell or trade it if that’s something you’re interested in.
Would ebay be the best place to do that? I'm ready to let go of this. I think it has been a lucky thing that it hasn't been stained, crushed or damaged. Want to get it into hands of people who will let it live a little.
 

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Yep, seen & loved the movie but I prefered Sam's (Hamilton Morris) hat. The hats in the film were typical outback lids & not one is identifiable as a brand or model so if you're looking to acquire the exact same hat off the shelf, your chances are zero.
 

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Yep, seen & loved the movie but I prefered Sam's (Hamilton Morris) hat. The hats in the film were typical outback lids & not one is identifiable as a brand or model so if you're looking to acquire the exact same hat off the shelf, your chances are zero.
Thank you. What would be a good hat to get to shape it into one close to Mick Kennedy's ?
 
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Hello, anyone seen the aussie western "Sweet Country"? There is a character named "Mick Kennedy". Can anyone identify his hat for me? Thanks a lot :) View attachment 446080 View attachment 446081 View attachment 446082 View attachment 446083


Make sure you get one that actually fits you and doesn’t flare your ears out as it presses down on them.

To duplicate the look you need to determine dimensions first. To get the same look, dimensions will change based on the hat size of the wearer. I have a large head so I’d guess something close to a 3 3/4” wide brim. For the crown something with a moderate amount of taper but fairly tall to accommodate the crease. If you have a smaller head than I do you’ll need to change the dimensions a bit to get the same look.

What you need to do is go through the Stetson, Resistol, Akubra, etc. catalogs and see if there is something you like. Maybe the Akubra Warrego with a brim trim? Another option is to have a custom hat made, but you’ll need to be sure of all the specifics.
 

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Would ebay be the best place to do that? I'm ready to let go of this. I think it has been a lucky thing that it hasn't been stained, crushed or damaged. Want to get it into hands of people who will let it live a little.
If you do list it on Ebay let us know here in the Lounge. A St Regis is not uncommon so if you do a search of sales for them on Ebay you will get a general idea of the selling price range.
 

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Hello, anyone seen the aussie western "Sweet Country"? There is a character named "Mick Kennedy". Can anyone identify his hat for me? Thanks a lot :) View attachment 446080 View attachment 446081 View attachment 446082 View attachment 446083
You might check out the Akubra Pastoralist. It comes with the telescope crease and has a lower crown than many Akubras (closer to your picture). The hat in your picture is well worn and beat up. The new one will have a definite brim break and the brim will be more at a 90degree angle to the crown. You will have to get the hat wet many times and kicked around before it will take on that 'slouched' look.
 

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Anyone any ideas of what this hat is or something similar?
 

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It is a cap rather than a hat. It looks to be a standard 6 panel Newsboy or Gatsby. Just google or Etsy cap makers and you will find all manner of selection including custom makers that will make it to your design.
Correction: 8 panel. Commonly referred to as a "Newsboy", or "Baker boy", or "Big Apple" cap. A lot of companies make them these days, so finding one similar to his shouldn't be too difficult. Most are "cheap", some are dirt cheap, a good one should run you in the $30-75 range. I'd recommend looking at Mucros Weavers' caps--they're well made, hold their shape (unless you abuse them), and comfortable as long as you get the right size for you.
 

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Correction: 8 panel. Commonly referred to as a "Newsboy", or "Baker boy", or "Big Apple" cap. A lot of companies make them these days, so finding one similar to his shouldn't be too difficult. Most are "cheap", some are dirt cheap, a good one should run you in the $30-75 range. I'd recommend looking at Mucros Weavers' caps--they're well made, hold their shape (unless you abuse them), and comfortable as long as you get the right size for you.
I knew it was one of those even numbers!
 

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