Modern milan Stetson Stratoliner

Discussion in 'Hats' started by RBH, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. bartcubb

    bartcubb New in Town

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    How is the crown height on that one? I bought the synthetic milan Strat a few years ago and found it to be pretty low, even for a modern Stetson. Do you happen to have any photos?
     
  2. rclark

    rclark Call Me a Cab

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    I'd prefer a little more crown but I like the hat.
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  3. Jedwbpm

    Jedwbpm One Too Many

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    very nice +1

    Jeff
     
  4. RJR

    RJR

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    Nice straw strat.
     
  5. AndyR

    AndyR One of the Regulars

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    I generally like a wider ribbon, but I do like this hat. Thanks for posting the image. I keep hoping someone will have them near me so I can try one on, due to the limited sizing. So far, I've only seen it at JJ's. Did you find yours locally? I wonder why other shops that carry Stetson don't seem to have it (at least the online shops I've looked at).

    Andy
     
  6. moontheloon

    moontheloon I'll Lock Up

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    got mine at DelMonico

    one of the best shops on the east coast
     
  7. bartcubb

    bartcubb New in Town

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    Thanks for the photo and info, rclark. I may just have to swing by JJ's this weekend and pick one up.
     
  8. RBH

    RBH Bartender

    Looks good on you.
    I should have one soon.
     
  9. rclark

    rclark Call Me a Cab

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    Thanks. My only complaint is the lack of size options. Had to pad this one a bit.
     
  10. moontheloon

    moontheloon I'll Lock Up

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    did you find it was oversized ?

    I'm 7 3/8 and the 3/8 I got was way too baggy ... so I returned it and got a 1/4 which would usually be very snug on me
     
  11. rclark

    rclark Call Me a Cab

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    This is the hemp version that only comes in very limited sizes
     
  12. carldelo

    carldelo One Too Many

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    I bought a Stetson Pasadena at Bencraft the other day - it's a poly Milan straw, and is effectively a Milan Stratoliner with a narrow 2-1/8" brim and a 1" (or so) brown ribbon with patterned stitching. It looks somewhat 1930s to me, with the tall straight crown and the narrow-ish brim. I liked the looks of it quite a bit, but in the end it was too much crown for me (same result with the Milan Strat a couple of years ago). Of course, Bencraft took it back and hooked me up with something that looks better with my face.

    Anyway, I thought it might be of interest to those interested in the Milan Strat. Of course, Bencraft doesn't have it on their website yet, but they have a good price - to be fair, the picture linked below is from Hats Plus:

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    Last edited: Jun 28, 2015
  13. Duper

    Duper Practically Family

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    Has anyone seen or handled one of the new Hemp Premier Stetson Stratoliners yet? I saw a brown one on Matt Deckards Instargram today.
     
  14. rclark

    rclark Call Me a Cab

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    See my post above
     
  15. JoeyC

    JoeyC One of the Regulars

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    My Stetson Milan Strat measures 4" front and back with 2 3/8" brim, true to size for me at 7 1/8. Brim snaps down nicely, softer than the crown but not floppy. I wish it had a taller crown (I like tall crowns) but, overall I like it, very comfortable.
     
  16. Frunobulax

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    I saw the hemp version on my local hatter's FB page recently. Need to take a run down there today and see it.
     
  17. moontheloon

    moontheloon I'll Lock Up

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    anyone know of a way to flatten out the brim on the "Florentine Milan?

    the flange is really not what I imagined

    I actually don't really like this hat much at all as is ... no idea why they even attach the Strat name to it

    I might like it some more if I could manipulate the brim... but it seems set in its ways

    any ideas ?
     
  18. Frunobulax

    Frunobulax

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    If you go back through the thread, I think it was javadave who said he worked it with quite a bit of steam over several sessions to flatten it out. I've even ironed mine, but it always pops back. Earlier, somebody else successfully re-flanged theirs, as well.

    And I'm with you. I wore this Strat all day at the Air Show earlier this year and it's been on a hook since. The real (vintage) Milans are so much better, lighter, etc. there's no comparison to the plastick-y feel of the FMs. I still like to plop my Andover on my head occasionally, because I like the look, though.
     
  19. JoeyC

    JoeyC One of the Regulars

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    Edit to my post above. Still waiting for my Milan from Peters bros., once I get that I might retire the Stetson to yard work.
     
  20. Duper

    Duper Practically Family

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    Thanks very much. I back tracked and there it was in living colour. Looks good on you.

    ,,,Mike in Canada
     

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