Milan Mania

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  1. handlebar bart

    handlebar bart Call Me a Cab

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    Oh God no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!lol lol lol lol
     
  2. Bingles

    Bingles A-List Customer

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    I have a vintage stetson milan.. but the stetson tag on the inside top of the hat has fallen off. I believe it was glued originally.. does anyone know how I can reattach this? Somehow, Elmer's doesn't seem like it will do it. [huh]
     
  3. GWD

    GWD One Too Many

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    A hot glue gun would work.
     
  4. carldelo

    carldelo One Too Many

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    And now ---- back to the hats!

    Stetson Hempstead - contemporary, unlined, pretty stiff, nice C-crown with 2-3/8" brim (my best size) - I've since cleaned the minor sweat staining on the ribbon, which is 5/8" wide with brown stripes on white...

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  5. bolthead

    bolthead My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    carldelo.....

    That's a beauty, I wish I had a thin ribbon milan. :eusa_clap
     
  6. Jfala

    Jfala Familiar Face

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    Just picked up a "vintage" 1960's Milan Bonar-Phelps off of OFAS. Don't think it was ever worn. And yes, I will post some pics. Just wanted to say I love those Milans. :)
     
  7. Bingles

    Bingles A-List Customer

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    Vintage Stetson

    My first vintage lid.. and it happens to be a Milan. :)
    The straw is in excellent shape for it's age.. which I'm guessing to be from the late 50's early 60's.. but I'm no expert.

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  8. GWD

    GWD One Too Many

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    Awesome Hat Bingles! Welcome to the exciting world of vintage. Prepare your wallet!
     
  9. Lefty

    Lefty I'll Lock Up

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    Do any of the vintage milans still have that straw smell? The Optimo I've got is like my panama - it has a really distinctive smell. While the panama smells like sulfer, the milan has a really fresh straw smell. If the vintage milans don't smell, I wonder if blocking would bring the smell back.
     
  10. Bingles

    Bingles A-List Customer

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    My wallet is... well.. empty at the moment. :eusa_doh: lol
     
  11. frijoli

    frijoli One of the Regulars

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    This was my favorite hat. It was too big for me and I ended up selling it to Rikrdo. Vintage Stetson too.

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    I really want another one like this. I may have to order a custom.

    Clay
     
  12. ScionPI2005

    ScionPI2005 Call Me a Cab

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    Here is my "new" Dobbs Milan I got just two days ago. It fits well, and the gray and blue colors go well with my complexion and clothing. This is my first vintage milan, and I really like it!

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  13. GWD

    GWD One Too Many

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    Great Looking Hat Scion! :eusa_clap :eusa_clap
     
  14. frijoli

    frijoli One of the Regulars

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    That's as good as it gets, Colors and style fits you well!

    Clay
     
  15. carldelo

    carldelo One Too Many

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    New hat - Faux Joe

    I recently received my new Joe Fedora from noggintops. It's a woven polypro hat, with a pseudo Milan weave. It's foldable and impervious to water. I have a Riverz Delta by the same maker, which is my kayaking hat - useful, but not a stylish item. I bought the Joe for hiking and travel, and because it looks something like my Stetson Hempstead Milan which I like a lot, but don't want to get wet. The polypro can be dunked in soapy water, rinsed, whatever so should be good in the woods.

    Specs: 2-3/4 brim, 4" crown in the front, 3-3/4" in the back, coolmax fabric sweatband, 1" brown ribbon with a buckle for size adjustment, a windcord that folds up over the back of the brim and clips to a ring under the ribbon. The hat feels a little stretchy, almost fabric-like, and the brim isn't stiff (I guess to make it foldable), although it does snap down in front. It doesn't feel plasticy on my head, and is cooler than my straw. So far I think it looks pretty good. I'm going hiking soon, which usually means rain, so I'll report on how it functions. I'm looking forward to hiking with some style.

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  16. Yohanes

    Yohanes One of the Regulars

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    Umm.. do these milan fedoras have same comfort as Panamas when worn during warm days?

    Is it also crush-proof? Well, of course not including a severe abuse, but if it's simply accidentally crushed, or pressed, dented, can it be restored back easily to its original shape? Yeah, just like our fur felt fedora, though not exactly crushable but as along as it's not a complete destruction it can always be restored to its original shape.

    I mean not just the specifically foldable fedora as mentioned by carldelo, but also other milan.
     
  17. carldelo

    carldelo One Too Many

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    My Stetson Milan is quite stiff. If you crushed it, I think it would be destroyed, but it is pretty strong. It is also a fairly hot hat - the polypro hat I just got feels much cooler. I don't have a Panama, so can't compare them directly, but they look cooler FWIW.
     
  18. PapaSimone

    PapaSimone Familiar Face

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    Milan Futbol!

    Here is my vintage Dobbs Milan 5th ave. which started out it's life in Birmingham, Alabama (store name Odum Bowers and White) now leading soccer practice in Milwaukee, Wisconsin! Any idea on the age? I got it last fall through ebay.
    Look how attentive the children look! Must be the hat!
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  19. GWD

    GWD One Too Many

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    If you can post a picture of the inside of the hat along with the sweat band someone here could get a better idea as to its age. But it's a sweet looking hat! Thanks for posting! :eusa_clap :eusa_clap
     
  20. GWD

    GWD One Too Many

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    Champ Milan Porkpie

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    This seems like a pretty well made hat really nice for a Champ!
     

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