Milan Mania

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Not-Bogart13, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. bolthead

    bolthead My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Nice Thread GWD......

    Dunlap.....
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    Dobbs.....
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    Dobbs.....
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    I forgot these 2....

    This was the 1st Milan I ever bought.....
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    And this one really isn't a Milan, but like Fletch....it's close enough. lol
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  2. Fletch

    Fletch I'll Lock Up

    It's all milans for me this season - my panamas have been rotated out of use (I have 2 cheapies and a Paul's which has shrunk out of fit). I like their hand, snappiness and durability.

    One of mine is actually synthetic, tho I don't know what material is used. It's a little shinier and slicker than my other 3.
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    Biltmore Giorgio Cellini "South Beach"

    Here are the others. All 4 are nonvintage.

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    Dobbs "Bellagio"

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    Stetson "Soho"

    This last may not be the traditional milan weave. It's tight but somewhat ridgy and has no silky hand.
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    No-name porkpie from Newport, RI, souvenir store
     
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  3. lucas

    lucas New in Town

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    Two Milans

    Here are my two milans.

    Cavanagh:
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    Portis:

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  4. ScionPI2005

    ScionPI2005 Call Me a Cab

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    I agree with this. That straw you posted looks really nice. If you have any in the 7 to 7 1/8 range...:rolleyes:
     
  5. Lefty

    Lefty I'll Lock Up

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    I'm diggin' the Cav, Lucas.
    It immediately made me think of this.

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  6. lucas

    lucas New in Town

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    Lefty,

    The Cav is my favorite. I think it's the same model as in the ad. The Cav has a much finer (thinner ?) straw weave than the Portis. It is clearly a much nicer hat. However, it needs some restoration work.
     
  7. GWD

    GWD One Too Many

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    As Promised

    Here is my Park Royal Milan (Contemporary)

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    As I stated before, this hat is stiff and shiny, I sparkles in the sunlight which is why I don't wear it. It is a good looking hat indoors.
     
  8. handlebar bart

    handlebar bart Call Me a Cab

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    GWD, that ribbon is fantastic. Whats the story with the shine?
     
  9. GWD

    GWD One Too Many

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    It's whatever they sprayed on the hat to make it stiff. This is one of the very first hats I bought, this one and the Dobbs, Coronado. I had no idea what I was looking for at that time. It's a decent looking hat and it looks okay on me. I just never wear it because it's so stinking shiny! I've been thinking about dipping it in coleman fuel just for a few seconds to see what happens.
     
  10. handlebar bart

    handlebar bart Call Me a Cab

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    I agree the shine is too much, but it is a sharp hat beside that, what about spraying it with a matte clearcoat spray?[huh]
     
  11. GWD

    GWD One Too Many

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    I dunno, any more spray on this thing and it may crack from being too stiff!
     
  12. handlebar bart

    handlebar bart Call Me a Cab

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    OHHHH, yep I didn't think about it already being so stiff. Plan B: you could wear the hat with shorts, brown socks, and flip-flops and noone will notice the shiny hat.



    And GWD, don't force me to go to Plan C:D
     
  13. GWD

    GWD One Too Many

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    lol You just reveled what I was going to wear to the Art Deco Expo at the Queen Mary.
     
  14. handlebar bart

    handlebar bart Call Me a Cab

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    lol lol lol Ya know, I just got a mental picture of that and I almost choked on my Otter pop!lol
     
  15. MAB1

    MAB1 Suspended

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    Fine weaves, all round. :cool:
     
  16. johnnyphi

    johnnyphi Sponsoring Affiliate

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    Looks identical...

    GWD - This particular hat looks identical to your first hat....

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    To answer your question... None of my hats are new. What do you consider "vintage"?

    The rest of my straws are hit-or-miss. My best is the Size 7 Panama that went unsold on the auction.
     
  17. Lefty

    Lefty I'll Lock Up

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    Hmmm. Rainbow-ish ribbon, glittery hat, stiff finish?
    I thought GWD was a family man. ;)

     
  18. GWD

    GWD One Too Many

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    Why, I have no idea what you could be implying. I think I'm going hunting tomorrow, then I'm guna work on my car while I drink a few beers, then I'm going to sit in front of the T.V. and watch sports in my underwear. (Belch)
     
  19. handlebar bart

    handlebar bart Call Me a Cab

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    Thats where the train came off the trackslol lol
     
  20. Lefty

    Lefty I'll Lock Up

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    Is this where we start the argument about whether turning left is a sport?
    ;)

     

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