NYT Article on Bing Crosby, Baseball; Hat Images Included

Discussion in 'Hats' started by CitizenGenet, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. CitizenGenet

    CitizenGenet Familiar Face

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  2. Andykev

    Andykev I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    Could be anything

    They could be Dobbs, Stetson, Cavanaugh, or MacLaughlan. Who will ever know? I bet whatever brand, they were "high end" top of the line.

    Notice the suit, coat and tie also? How folks used to "dress up" for a ball game!
     
  3. Brad Bowers

    Brad Bowers I'll Lock Up

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    Bing was a regular customer of the Cavanagh shop on Park Avenue. It doesn't necessarily mean that he wore Cavanaghs exclusively, but I certainly wouldn't be afraid to put my money down that at least one of his hats in the two photos are Cavanagh.

    Brad
     
  4. brienlee

    brienlee New in Town

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    Cavanagh Shop

    My father, Marty Lee, ran the Park Avenue shop and then the Cavanagh Brand as VP-Sales for many years-- until 1972, in fact. He told many proud tales of fitting Mr. Crosby with the "configurator" gizmo that produced a custom outline of a man's head for sizing. It sure looks like a Cavanagh (in the three-shot, at the top of the article.)

    Best,

    Brien Lee
     
  5. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim One Too Many

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    Don't forget that Bing was also an endorser of the Stetson Whippet. Even if he was a regular with other brands, it's likely there were a number of Stetsons in his closet.
     

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