Knox 20, 7 1/2, Custom (Cavanagh) Edge, Grey, Wide brim, Chicago Style bash

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by MattC, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. MattC

    MattC A-List Customer

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    Sweet Chicago Style Knox 20 (with a flaw) Here's a gorgeous Knox 20, light gray. The hat has Knox's "Custom Edge," its version of the Cavanagh edge. The brim is a classic generous 2 3/8". As bashed, the hat is 4 1/2" in front, 5 1/4" midway, 5" in back. The ribbon is 2 1/4" with that jaunty Knox double bow on the back side. It has the original sweat with "Knox 20" and Custom Edge embossed , along with the embossed name of the original seller, Woolf Brothers. The liner is a lovely silk, sewn in of course. The cap over the Knox logo is an opaque plastic. That and the dimensions make me think its from the early to mid 50s at the latest, late 40s at the earliest.

    Its a gorgeous hat, with no moth bites, spider or other insect damage. But the felt just above the ribbon is very lightly discolored, with a kind of a khaki highlight. You can see it if you look closely in the picture with the ribbon. You can also see it in the close up pic, though this is tougher because the color of the picture gets "browner" from left to right. I sent it to Graham Thompson, and he said it isn't coming out. But I did have him give it a good cleaning. I bought it from a guy who told me it had been in the box for years since his Dad died, and the placement of the line makes me think it is from the box. The color doesn't bother me. But the crown height and the wide brim just don't go with my narrow face. So I am offering it for $150. Let me know if you are interested. DSCN0860.jpg DSCN0859.jpg DSCN0861.jpg DSCN0862.jpg DSCN0861.jpg DSCN0862.jpg DSCN0863.jpg DSCN0865.jpg DSCN0865.jpg DSCN0867.jpg
     
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  2. MattC

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    bump
     
  3. Joel-Ruthie Simon

    Joel-Ruthie Simon New in Town

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    I have the exact same hat. Its a 1949 knox, the only difference is that my grandfather, whos hat it was had the brim cut down sometime in the late 1950s, when that was the style. My brim is 2". I even brought the hat to JJ Hats in NYC for a brush and shape and they couldnt tell is was the brim was cut down. They thought the crown was very tall for a small brim and then I told them the secret. Do you still have the hat?
     
  4. Joel-Ruthie Simon

    Joel-Ruthie Simon New in Town

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    Here is my 1949 Knox Twenty Custom Edge.
    LJS  1949 Knox Twenty.jpg LJS 1949 Knox Twenty Inisde.jpg
     
  5. MattC

    MattC A-List Customer

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    Lovely.
     
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  6. Lebowski

    Lebowski This guy has numerous complaints from sellers.

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    Matt, is the hat unsold yet and is still for sale?! If it's still available for sale, I'll take it!
     

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