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Discussion in 'Hats' started by Rundquist, May 4, 2004.
Thanks Alan and Landman.
Thanks for adding this photo, Perry.
Nice vita felt. They seem to be popping up lately. Alan, can you direct to a thread about them please?
Are they strictly a Stetson phenom?
This one is probably the best.
VERY cool! I would have loved to see the sweatband as well! I can see that the crown height on the re-order tag reads 4 3/4, but I can't make out the block number. Is it legible on your end?
Good thread on vita felt ,Thanks Alan .
+1, a rather contentious thread at times, too.
Thanks Josh. It appears to be Block 828, you'll have to ask Whitaker to be sure.
What is Vita-Felt, exactly?
A distant cousin of Vinyon?
Very odd collection of elements - price tag I've never seen, what appears to be a vinyl sweatband, but with a very leather like nap in the back... I'm not sure. Will post more pictures after I have given it a bit more shape. Vinyon related to PVC - first manufactured in 1939.
Vinyon: a vinyl-rayon blend?
That would be nice... It's polyvinyl chloride.
Also no Stetson manufacturing labels in the hat. Wondering if this was manufactured by Stetson or under license?
Or, a wine-nylon blend.
Phil Kronfeld NYC Beaver Twenty
Made by Caxton. Very light and soft and finely finished-not a stiff brim either.
Wow, Robert, that Beaver Twenty is really nice. Interesting aside, on one of your previous posts, I read "CREAM of Canada", not Crean. Funny how one letter makes such a difference!
Very interesting info on the Vita-felt, thanks for the info, Alan. And, speaking of nutria, I had a terrific Nutria Borsalino Homburg, that I traded to Bond. I didn't like the homburg look, and was too inexperienced to realize I could favorably alter the appearance of the hat, with just a little effort. I'm still angry with myself for letting that hat get away.
Charcoal derby by Guerra 1855 for W&W. A gift I received.
A couple of these at the Club
That derby is quite the gift, Ale, someone has good taste. I could never wear it, but I'll bet it looks spectacular on you.
Thanks. Not planning on wearing it, either. This and my top hat are the only display-only hats that I own.