Looking for hat information?

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

  1. D00R

    D00R One of the Regulars

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    I have been searching the web with nothing in sight only found 2 that were $500 and $300

    Sometimes a description in search wont work and only the name of a hat leads us to it.

    Im looking for a Black 5”inch or bigger would be cool, cowboy hat with a normal sized crown at an affordable price.
    Wool is fine.
     
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  2. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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    How about a Tom Mix? You might need to iron out the curl to get the full five inches. You can also have one made for you; Agnoulita on Etsy (Agnoulitahats) can make you one in wool or fur felt for less than the hats you’ve been looking at.

    https://www.etsy.com/shop/AgnoulitaHats?ref=search_shop_redirect


    https://www.one2miniranch.com/stets...MI6MbFgJz65QIVURx9Ch2vxA_BEAQYByABEgKpjvD_BwE


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  3. jlee562

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    I don't know of any off the rack hats with a 5" brim. Knudsen and Last Best West offer them on custom hats. I'd imagine Buckaroo as well.
     
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  4. deadlyhandsome

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    The Stetson Tom Mix is 5 inches, but the curl eats up some of the width and would need to be ironed flat if the full 5 was wanted.

    I think the OP was looking at a more economical choice hence my Agnoulita suggestion...maybe $150 with shipping?


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  5. Yahoody

    Yahoody A-List Customer

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  6. milandro

    milandro One of the Regulars

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    Havve you seen my Resistol Black Gold 20X?

    This is the link

    https://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/f-s-vintage-resistol-black-gold-20x.98323/#post-2607564

     
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  7. Yahoody

    Yahoody A-List Customer

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    Guess some info needs to be added. You won't find a decent factory made hat over 5" Most won't make 5" on a good day. I've never seen @ 6" and darn few at 5". At 5" wool hat is just junk and not worth buying IMO. Brim won't hold its shape. Most store bought cowboy hats will be 4" +/-. Going rate for a custom built hat, on a Winchester 100% beaver blank is $450 plus shipping. 5" brim hats are not the norm. Most blanks come in 4.5" +/- once blocked. It is pretty much impossible to get a brim bigger than 5" on the Winchester blanks if you have a 7+ size hat and want a 5 to 6 inch crown. 6" open crown is pretty typical in a western hat prior to shaping. 5" is a short crown. 7" is not uncommon. Wearing them there is a huge difference from my perspective between a 4" brim and a 5" brim. More yet when it gets over 5". Same with crowns, 5" is pretty short, 6" a better fit and a 7" is too tall. I wear a 7.5 hat size.

    This is a typical store bought cowboy hat, 4.5 Brim, 5" crown. It was made by Flying Cloud, a Amish hat maker and a really good hat for the price. May be the best "cowboy" hat you can get for the price currently.

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    This is a 5" crown, 4.75" brim, custom made 100% beaver hat. It is a BIG hat by any standard in a part of the country where folks are used to seeing big hats.

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  8. Yahoody

    Yahoody A-List Customer

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    This is a 5.25" brim and a 4.75" crown....it is a BIG hat I don't wear when it is windy. Seriously. As I mentioned I wear a 7.5 hat. Big head and I am 6'1" 200+ on my good days. Bigger the body and head the easier it is to wear a big hat. Something to think about when looking for a big brim hat.

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    this is a 5" brim and a 5 crown from River Junction

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    this is a 4.25" brim and a 5" crown

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  9. D00R

    D00R One of the Regulars

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    The wide brim looks badass on you !
    Where did you get the 5.25 inch brim ?
     
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  10. RBH

    RBH Bartender

    Here is a 5 inch brim made by Buckaroo.

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  11. Yahoody

    Yahoody A-List Customer

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    Thanks. Other than the RJ hat they are all handmade 100% beaver hats.
     
  12. AshleyU

    AshleyU New in Town

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    Hi there! I am not sure where to ask about this so if it is the wrong place please let me know. I bought this hat at an estate sale the other day for just $6. I was wondering if anyone knows if it is rare or how old it is or it's actual value? I love the look!

    It's a Charles Knox hat that is cashmere.

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    Thank you
     
  13. Frunobulax

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    You paid about what it's worth.
     
  14. deadlyhandsome

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    Welcome to The Lounge!

    We don’t see a lot of interest in woven hats here, most prefer felt hats. We have threads on dating hats, and there is a great website called The Hatted Professor that is very useful in getting approximate dates of manufacture. The labels behind/under the leather sweatband are useful for dating hats too. Without claiming any expertise in your type of hat, I’d say it’s neither very old nor particularly valuable, though certainly worth what you paid for it. You could search ebay to see what similar hats sell for.

    Since your hat is not one of the types we focus on I’m not sure how much help you’ll get here. What’s ultimately most important is that you like the hat and get to put it into use.



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  15. Just Daniel

    Just Daniel Practically Family

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    Great find! Welcome to the Lounge.

    Brent (above) is right, these wool hats are not favorites on the Lounge. I think you also may have hit on something - it could be a woman’s hat. It certainly has a great look, do you think maybe 20s retro?

    The Hatted Professor site will key in on that black sweatband and the Charles Knox label. I’m no expert on the brand, but the hat is probably 60s at the earliest.

    Hopefully you wear the hat and enjoy it and come back to the Lounge for more. Most folks are happy to see new members and happy to help!

    Daniel



     
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  16. Frunobulax

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    Nah, I don't think it's a lady's hat. Maybe @Bamaboots will buy it to wear on game days.

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