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Playboys on Parade!

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A recent Facebook find (thanks to those who were quick to point me to it!). Deep russet brown felt that is thin and imminently moldable. The open crown is between 7 ½ and 7 ⅝ inches. The raw edge brim is 2 ½ inches. It doesn’t have decorative brim edge stitching like many do. It’s unlined, but it doesn’t have a crown stamp. The un-reeded sweatband is soft and supple.

Finding one this old in 7 ¾ or 62cm is a rare find. The fit is perfect! I normally prefer more brim, but I’ll make an exception for this gem. The thin felt allows crease to be shallow to make the most of the crown height.

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Congrats, Brent!!
It's finds like this that keep us looking.
 

StoryPNW

Practically Family
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Oregon
I'm not sure if this will be a welcome addition here or not, but I got a Stetson Playboy cap. It is a Camelhair and Wool blend and has a leather sweat band, I think it's leather anyways.
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Rmccamey

I'll Lock Up
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Short Balding Guy

I'll Lock Up
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Minnesota, USA
One of the nicer hats I’ve found recently. 1940s Playboy in size 7 ¼. The felt is a great blue-gray.
5 ½” open crown and 2 ⅝” brim with the single row of decorative stitching.


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The Cresent Clothing, Madison, WI.

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1931, Wan Wan San Chinese acrobats and Harris and Van, from the Orpheum Theatre, wearing straw hats, in front of Crescent Clothing Store, 27 N. Pinckney Street. Also shows the Reierson' Studio.
 

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