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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.

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Hanna Hats of Donegal also makes great, affordable flat caps and panel caps.

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I really like the look of the cap. Wonder how the felted wool will stand up compared to woven tweed?
I reached out to the folks at Gamble & Gunn regarding this cap.

Here's their response about the durability vs tweed;

"It should do well in weather, but tweed is definitely more durable, if it does get wet, please ensure it is dried away from a heat source. I would avoid getting it too wet to be honest to be on the safe side."
 

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I reached out to the folks at Gamble & Gunn regarding this cap.

Here's their response about the durability vs tweed;

"It should do well in weather, but tweed is definitely more durable, if it does get wet, please ensure it is dried away from a heat source. I would avoid getting it too wet to be honest to be on the safe side."
I have a newsboy cap commissioned from AmiCharnel (alas he no longer seems to be making them). It has a waterproof layer between the tweed and the lining. It is my 'go to' foul weather hat and the tweed (Harris) is indestructable. I suspected the felted wool would have some downside. Thanks,
 

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Hello! I recently purchased a Fedora at a garage sale of a family that was moving for $1, (they said the hat belonged to their departed grandfather.) After further inspection and research I can’t seem to find ANYTHING about what this hat is, although I’ve seen numerous articles about Borsalino having a Zenit hat in the early 1900’s. I’ve yet to find any photos to identify it! Please help me understand what I have and the history behind it. Thank you!
 

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Hello! I recently purchased a Fedora at a garage sale of a family that was moving for $1, (they said the hat belonged to their departed grandfather.) After further inspection and research I can’t seem to find ANYTHING about what this hat is, although I’ve seen numerous articles about Borsalino having a Zenit hat in the early 1900’s. I’ve yet to find any photos to identify it! Please help me understand what I have and the history behind it. Thank you!


This really looks like a modern hat to me. Can you fold back the leather sweatband and find the factory label? It should be glued to the felt that is covered by the leather sweatband. Normally it’s at the back of the hat near the sweatband seam. You might also have to move the liner and/or reed tape to see it. If you can add a photo of that label it would help a lot.
 

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