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Hi Im new here, Looking for hat information?

Discussion in 'Hats' started by D00R, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. From the very limited information and lack of good pictures....my guess, and it is only a guess is that your hat is what is commonly called a "campaign, trooper, or police hat"" from your description of the other symbols on the sweat, it could very well have been sold at the post store of Fort Sheridan here in Illinois.........
    If you provide better pictures we likely can assemble more information.....
    As a side note......the Marines still use these hats......and for the last 100 years the official color would be an OD or brownish color for all services. Additionally for military the crown was done up in a "four pinch", whereas yours has a center crease........that and the apparent black color would suggest perhaps yours was used for a Sheriff or other police use.
    Best,
    M
     
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  2. Remo

    Remo New in Town

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    I'm in Germany. I buy on Amazon.
     
  3. FedoraFan112390

    FedoraFan112390 Practically Family

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    What kind of hat would my father's be described as, and what sort of band is that? Would like to find one similar
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    As you can see it was a bit floppy. These are the only pictures I have of it.
     
  4. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat One Too Many

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    Lol..Bustin a gut here!! I can STILL recall my response to them when they suggested that to me!! Suprised you didn’t jump on that harder Justin! Oh Happy day... Be well. Bowen. Chuckles. That hats def a Stetson Cam”pain”(sic) hat. Stetson Crest, black band hard to say but def a “Smokey” of sorts.
     
  5. Shagen

    Shagen New in Town

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    Hi Scott her new to the forum have been wearing hats my whole life lately a military campaign soft cap from early 2000 Can anyone date this Stetson hat for me and the hat box. I saved it from the dump and hope to find a home for it.
     

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  6. BobHufford

    BobHufford I'll Lock Up

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    Welcome to the Lounge! I'm no expert, but I think that box is from the 1950s. If you look carefully behind the sweatband (don't crack it or pop stitches if you can) there may be size and re-order stickers. Those would give clues to the date of the hat.
     
  7. Pater Familias

    Pater Familias Familiar Face

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    Based on the liner I don't think it's a Stetson.

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  8. jlee562

    jlee562 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Yah I saw that hat on eBay too. No, anybody can find a Stetson box and put a hat in it.

    I can't really think of an example where it was anything more than seller ignorance though, there aren't really any counterfeit Stetsons.
     
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  9. Pater Familias

    Pater Familias Familiar Face

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    Yeah, I figured the same thing. Find hat in an old Stetson box...must be a Stetson. I wasn't implying somebody was counterfeiting Stetsons, but I wouldn't doubt someone would knowingly pass off an unlabeled hat as a Stetson at all. Sadly, I've learned the hard way humans are a fairly untrustworthy lot when it comes to money.
     
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  10. Frunobulax

    Frunobulax

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    For some, "Stetson" is like "Kleenex" and applies to anything that looks like a Western.


    Sent directly from my mind to yours.
     
  11. RJR

    RJR I'll Lock Up

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    +1
     
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  12. brantley

    brantley New in Town

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    Any help would be appreciated type color brand Derrick st Holmes wears this fedora I found pictures on google can’t seem to find it on my own
     

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  13. Short Balding Guy

    Short Balding Guy I'll Lock Up

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  14. suitedcboy

    suitedcboy One Too Many

    I bet one of our custom hat craftsmen we laud on this site could do a great clone from the photo. That hat is very close to some hats Michael Gannon has made for some guys on here.
     
  15. belfastboy

    belfastboy Call Me a Cab

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    Looks to me to be a fairly standard 2 1/2" (maybe 2 1/4") brim, lower crown fedora worn with the brim up. Look at the facebook pages of Mike at NorthWest Hats and Art's webpage at Vintage Sillouhettes. I know Art offers an "Albert" model that is similar ( I have one) but the crown is a touch higher. Although it could be the hat in your pic has the crown height distorted and looks lower than it really is. Any of the custom hatters could replicate that hat even down to the distressed ribbon work that I think I see on your pic.
     
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  16. Roblenzz

    Roblenzz New in Town

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    Was looking for information on an Adventurebilt fedora I bought second hand. Bought it for $200 a few years ago but I was curious as to which "series" run this one is. It was shipped in a cardboard box, not a hat box like the newer ones. Has the head piece in the liner. I'm not even sure if it's beaver or rabbit. Any clue by the pictures? Is it deluxe, hand made by Delk? Only appears to be initials under the headband. Thanks for the help.
     

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  17. Bruce Wayne

    Bruce Wayne My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Is there anything written on the backside of the sweatband?
     
  18. jlee562

    jlee562 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Well, the Deluxe was never made by Steve, those were Marc.
     
  19. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    From the bash (crease), I can tell you it is not a Raiders hat, so that leaves only 3 other films. haha

    If the hat was made in MS, then it was done by Steve, as Marc lives in Germany.

    And Marc's sweats look like this, the word Deluxe being the giveaway:

    ab deluxe sweat.jpg
     

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