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  1. dh66

    dh66

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    Exceptional hats Richard. I really like the ribbon width on the grey one, and the green hued stingy is perfect.:thumbup:

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  2. mikespens

    mikespens Call Me a Cab

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    Here's my Black Sheep Hat Works western conversion. It started out as a Resistol 3X western heavy weight that led a work life. I just wanted a decent green hat and this what Bob turned out:

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    Specs creased: crown front: 4 3/8, middle: 5 1/2, back: 5, brim: 2 3/8

    Couldn't be more happy with the results.
     
  3. Tommy

    Tommy One of the Regulars

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    A J.C. Penney Marathon, which I believe Lee produced. I'm working on stretching it from 7-1/4 to 7-3/8, we'll see how it goes. It's the widest ribbon hat I own measuring in at a whopping 2-1/2"

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  4. Tommy

    Tommy One of the Regulars

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    A Lee, Black Felt Trinity tritone. The only drawback on this one is a little ribbon damage, stains mainly, but it doesn't prevent me from wearing it.

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  5. Brother cavefish

    Brother cavefish Banned

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    great color, liner and headband is it real ostrich or simulated
     
  6. mikespens

    mikespens Call Me a Cab

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    It's real Brother.
     
  7. Lotsahats

    Lotsahats One Too Many

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    Tommy, that Penny's ribbon is really something!

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  8. Purplesage

    Purplesage One Too Many

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    Borsalino Alessandria

    Picked this Borsalino up not too long ago for a nice price. It had the Ops tag on it so I guess that would place it around the early 50s (not sure what years the tag was used). The hat appears to have been hardly worn. It has a 2 3/4 plus brim with grosgrain edge and a 5 1/2" open crown which is wrapped in a 1 3/4" grosgrain ribbon and an unreeded sweatband.


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  9. Geldoc

    Geldoc One of the Regulars

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    That's a nice Borso, David. Big brim.
     
  10. mikespens

    mikespens Call Me a Cab

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    That's a real beaut Ps. The OPS tag is the most reliable dating method for dating your Borso since their construction methods varied little over a very long period of time.
     
  11. great white

    great white Familiar Face

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    Picked up an old beater at the second hand store today:

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    Only 5 bucks and in my size. I figured if nothing else, I could use it to practice cleaning techniques and maybe alteration/conversion.

    Nothing to loose at 5 bucks!

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  12. Purplesage

    Purplesage One Too Many

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    I remeasured the brim and it's in btw 2 3/4 and 3". Still a big brim.
     
  13. alanfgag

    alanfgag

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    W.W. Mann's Factory Hat Shop Ann Arbor

    Mysterious long hair with no identifying marks or labels. Could be early. References I found to the store are teens to 1930s - the motto "City of Knowledge and Homes" was adopted by the Ann Arbor Civic Assoc. in 1913. Very soft felt with a deeply scooped brim flange. 6" open crown, 2 3/8" brim, 2 1/4" ribbon. No size marked, it fits 6 7/8 - 7.

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  14. Purplesage

    Purplesage One Too Many

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    Thanks Mike. I also understand that tag behind the sweatband is often used to help dating Borsalinos since the company stopped putting "Borsalino" on the tag at a certain time. Looks like someone wrote their name and address on this tag. It's hard to make out the name and address but it looks like Independence MO. It's hard to read what is under the writing.
     
  15. Purplesage

    Purplesage One Too Many

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    Very nice hat Alan. Where did you find this one?
     
  16. alanfgag

    alanfgag

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    Thank you... eBay.

    Your Borsalino is very nice as well. If you Google the Office of Price Stabilization you will learn more about the OPS and OPA labels. OPS is Korean War era - 1951-53.
     
  17. mikespens

    mikespens Call Me a Cab

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    Very nice surviver Alan and sharp eyes to find.
     
  18. mayserwegener

    mayserwegener

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    Alan, Great to see that beauty in better detail. Fantastic!
     
  19. alanfgag

    alanfgag

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    Thanks Steve and Mike... I think this hat will appreciate a good brushing and steam elixir. In very good shape, but a little tired from the ride.
     
  20. ManofKent

    ManofKent My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Great find Alan
     

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