NOS Pilgrim Bankaru 7 1/8 !!!!!!! Screams 1950 or earlier.....TRADE

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  1. M Hatman

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    This is one awesome hat!!! Pictures tell the tale. NO tip label as crown is "vented" as are the sides. Round crown vent, diamond side vents!!!!
    Color is classic bright WHITE with black ribbon.....
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  2. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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    Nice! You got a lot of hat for under $2.
     
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  3. Garrett

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    Looks to be Bankaru straw which would mean its from Indonesia. Not a Montecristi but still a nice hat. GLWS
     
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  4. M Hatman

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    Could very well be....I do not know. Most American makers of the time got their bodies from South America so I was just assuming (we all know what that means). I was just judging based on the weave (is not Monticristi also a weave) it could be a Bankaru and now I know, looking at other examples it sure looks to be one!!!!!. I should have just said straw.......:p

    PS I finally figured out how to change the thread title!!! Appropriately updated!!! Thanks Garrett!!!!!
     
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  5. M Hatman

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    And don't we wish Sears still had these hats AND at those prices!!!!!
     
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  6. Redfokker

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    Don't know if it would take a stretch to 7 1/4? Sure is pristine.
     
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  7. M Hatman

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    YES it is absolutely pristine.....BUT....I NEVER recommend trying to stretch (even a tad little bit) straw hats. Simply adjust the oval...sure.....stretch....no.
    Good hearing from you Red!!!!!
     
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  8. Marc mndt

    Marc mndt One of the Regulars

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    I've had a hat maker stretch my Borsalino Panama hat last year. It does stretch but only a little. He measured before and after, it went from a size 59 to a 60 (cm).
     
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  9. Redfokker

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    I know Mike Miller could give it a nudge. I'm to impatient and ham fisted with the stretcher. Worry about that sweet sweat.
     
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  10. M Hatman

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    Well if you really want to give it a try.......send me a PM......I really want to trade but you would be a good home for this pet.......It really is as nice as it looks........if not more so.
     
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