Mid-1950s Dobbs Forty Fedora, Size 7-1/8

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by BobHufford, Mar 2, 2021.

  1. 2-1/2" brim with Guild Edge (Cavanagh Edge). The factory size/blocking sticker behind the sweat band appears to be missing the size, but this hat is the same size as the other Dobbs Forty I have listed and it is marked size 7-1/8.

    $400 plus actual shipping.

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  2. DaveProc

    DaveProc One Too Many

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    Fantastic!! Oh, if my head were smaller!!
     
  3. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    This felt will make your face melt.
    Get it while it’s hot!!
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  4. Offers considered ...
     
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  5. jonbuilder

    jonbuilder Call Me a Cab

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    Please post the inside length and width measurements. what is your best take on the inside circumference?
     
  6. It’s not cheap, but it’s still a bargain. Wish it was my size.
     
  7. Mcox47

    Mcox47 New in Town

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    It's my size. Wish it was my price!
    Very nice hat
     
  8. Thanks for your interest Jon! The length is 7-3/4" by 6-1/2" measured about 1/4" down from the reed. That calculates out to 22.46" circumference using an on-line ellipse circumference calculator. My poor attempt at measuring the circumference came in closer to 22-1/4", but I don't think I was able to do that very well with just a cloth tape and I'm adverse to trying the painter's tape method. The design of that "Headspring" sweatband has some "give" built into it.

    Be aware that I have not attempted to flip out the sweat as it wanted to stay where it had been all these years. It didn't really feel dry, but I did give it a light coat of Bick-4. The "Headspring" might be contributing to the lack of easy access to the size/blocking sticker.

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  9. Thanks guys. Wish it was my size too!
     
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