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Maclachlan Hats

Discussion in 'Hats' started by besdor, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. apipeguy

    apipeguy One of the Regulars

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    Dumbjaw wins!:eusa_clap
     
  2. cookie

    cookie I'll Lock Up

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    Dumbjaw's Hats

    Dumbjaw buys a 7 5/8ths hat ...now that would be completely out of charachter:eusa_doh: :eusa_doh: :D
     
  3. MattJH

    MattJH One Too Many

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    Hi! Yes, happy about this one. I'll be posting detailed pictures once it comes in. I wouldn't have known if it was worth bidding on if it wasn't for this thread. I wonder if it'll be a Silver Beaver 50? Either way, I really like the tartan lining and the hat shape. I'll report back.
     
  4. fedoralover

    fedoralover Call Me a Cab

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    I have a brown one that is on the same quality level as my vintage Borsalinos.

    fedoralover
     
  5. Colby Jack

    Colby Jack Call Me a Cab

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    I watched that one for a long while...but didn't want to go much higher than what it went for...Great buy Dumbjaw!:eusa_clap :eusa_clap I did grab a Disney though, that I'm hoping will work out....
     
  6. Mr. Lucky

    Mr. Lucky One Too Many

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    The twenty-five buck one?
     
  7. Colby Jack

    Colby Jack Call Me a Cab

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    Thats the one....$25....
     
  8. tinmanzzz

    tinmanzzz A-List Customer

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    No Problem

    No Problem, we just wait and he will re-list it.
    I just wish he liked big Brims :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
  9. besdor

    besdor Vendor/Sponsor

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    From whay my father told me , this company made some of the best bodies for felt hats . We used to make our own hats back in the 1950's . Towards the end of their business, they started to make their own hats . I have one , but it's a very small size and they rarely show up on OFAS .
    Good job Dumbjaw.


    Steven
    www.bencrafthats.com
     
  10. MattJH

    MattJH One Too Many

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    Thanks!

    I'm excited.

    Again, if it weren't for the thread here from before I ever heard of this place, I would've never known.
     
  11. Colby Jack

    Colby Jack Call Me a Cab

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    I checked out that thread also....Seek...and ye shall find all matter of info concerning fedoras!:D :eusa_clap
     
  12. MattJH

    MattJH One Too Many

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    Uh... better late than never? :)

    Brim: 2"
    Crown: 5 1/2"
    Ribbon: 2 1/4"

    The color is a very deep brown. I'd almost want to call it a charcoal brown, if that makes any sense. If you pop the center dent out, the open crown looks virtually uncreased. I'd wager a guess that this hat was very rarely worn, if it all. "Cavanagh" edge to the brim. I'm working a tight front pinch along with the center dent. I think it looks better.

    I figured out how to properly secure the wind trolley after I took the pictures. Figures.

    Anyone care to date this hat? It kind of rules.



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    Taken without a flash, but you can't really see anything. Sorry.

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    With a flash. It's a deep brown. You can't tell.

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    Side of the hat precariously perched on my television.

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    The back of the hat. Awesome ribbon treatment.

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    The tell-tale tartan lining that MacLachlan used.

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    Is air-vac the model or the type of sweatband or what?

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    A true 7 5/8 LO.

     
  13. besdor

    besdor Vendor/Sponsor

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    Its a great hat from one of the hardest to find hat companies in Danbury CT.







    Steven
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  14. MattJH

    MattJH One Too Many

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    What can you tell me about them? I'm interested.
     
  15. Brad Bowers

    Brad Bowers I'll Lock Up

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    At least you didn't leave us hanging more than six months!

    I would guess Air-Vac refers to the sweatband, but that's just a guess.

    Hate to break this to you, but that's just a regular overwelt on the brim edge, not a Cavanagh.

    I've got a nice brown MacLachlan Homburg, but it doesn't have that great tartan liner. That's a neat feature.

    I think I have some tidbits of information on MacLachlan in my files somewhere, but I'm still unpacking from moving over the weekend, so it will be a while before I can dig it out.

    Brad
     
  16. MattJH

    MattJH One Too Many

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    To tell you the truth, I don't even know the difference.

    Best thing about this hat: it's both brown AND grey. I don't know how they did it. It's like a charcoal version of both colors.
     
  17. Mr. 'H'

    Mr. 'H' Call Me a Cab

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    They are a fantastic hat. The fur pelts that they used were great, really dense and silky.

    Here's mine:

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    :p
     
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  18. MattJH

    MattJH One Too Many

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    I just won an auction that included a MacLachlan hat box for my 7 5/8 Long Oval, my favorite hat that I own. It even matches the tartan lining in my hat. Now I have a complete set. Happy about this. It's an expensive win for just a hat box, I understand, but these hats are so hard to come by that I knew I had to pounce on the opportunity to get a hat box for it. Minor obsessive-compulsiveness, I guess. I'm going to be offering the 6 7/8 MacLachlan hat itself to help recoup my monetary losses.
     
  19. tonyb

    tonyb Vendor

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    No need to explain, Dumbjaw. If we weren't all at least a bit obsessed, we wouldn't be here.

    Man, that's a beauty of a hat you won there, to go along with the box. I'd think you'd find someone willing to pay you at least what you have into it, even though it is a small size. A person could go an awfully long time before he found a nicer hat.
     

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