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Discussion in 'Hats' started by Rundquist, May 4, 2004.

  1. Cariduro24

    Cariduro24 New in Town

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    Good evening gentlemen and scholars of the Fedora science, today I would like to share my newest eBay acquisition, a very nice The Golden Ivy League by Stetson dated April 22, 1966. It's a nice straw hat with great construction quality and in mint condition. Please shine some light about this Stetson Series if you are familiar with it.

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    Thanks and God bless...

    Sent from my XT1058 using Tapatalk
     
  2. 1mach1

    1mach1

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    That one looks really nice Steve. Beautiful looking sheen to the felt, and I like the thin vertical on the bow. It looks mint.
     
  3. moontheloon

    moontheloon I'll Lock Up

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    Fruno, Mayser, Cariduro amazing acquisitions my friends ... just beautiful

    I just received two hats that I am very excited about because they are right up my alley

    first a gorgeous Lee.... Open Road style that looks to be 1940s to me ... needs a little love and reshaping but I threw in a quick bash for the pics

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  4. RBH

    RBH Bartender

    Nice!
    Looks like it is begging for a diamond crease!
     
  5. moontheloon

    moontheloon I'll Lock Up

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    ... then a Marathon/JC Penney that I am in love with

    this thing is so amazingly soft and floppy ... the felt feels fantastic in my hand ... also looks 40s to me ... if anyone has a guess I'd love to hear it

    I have a beautiful Marathon 40s or 50s box that I will pull out of storage tomorrow that will be this hats new home

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  6. javadave61

    javadave61 Practically Family

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    You did it again Moon. Excellent scores!
     
  7. tommyK

    tommyK One Too Many

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    Some extra special hats, Moon! Well done.

    Pairing hats with hat boxes is another addiction all together, enjoy!
     

  8. Funny thing is, I think both of those hats were made by Lee. :D
     
  9. moontheloon

    moontheloon I'll Lock Up

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    oh it is... it had a teardrop when I got it which made the crown a little too low for my liking ... so I'll be working on getting something higher to look natural and try to lose the ghost ...

    thank you sir I am excited about the score

    believe me I am earlobes deep in that addiction ... I .... must... find...a matching... box

    indeed they were sir... indeed they were
     
  10. tommyK

    tommyK One Too Many

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    The box thing can get maddening. After months I just paired a Disney with a Disney box, but not just any box. The hat had a 3 inch brim so it had to be a big one!
     
  11. moontheloon

    moontheloon I'll Lock Up

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    I'm pulling my hair out looking for a Whippet box .... for now the Vita Felt lives in a real sweet 3 Way box.... until I find a 3 way that is :p
     
  12. Andykev

    Andykev I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    I just went into the closets and "thought" I had a Whippet box. Darn it. I do have a Whippet in rich brown, but it's in a Stetson square 1950's box. If I find a Whippet box I will send it to you. Lord knows I have so many hats I'll never wear them all out. Actually, it's almost impossible to wear them all "out". I tend to always get a favorite. My Dobbs or my Dunlap...40's vintage.
     
  13. Joshbru3

    Joshbru3 I'll Lock Up

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    moontheloon, that Marathon is more than likely a 30's hat. It has the old marathon logo, old style size tag, and appears to have an unreeded sweatband. If it is 40's, its super early 40's, but more than likely a mid-late 30's hat. I have owned several early 20's and 30's Marathons and they are spectacular hats. Marathon hats were produced by LEE, so they are very high quality. Once you apply some steam to the felt, the floppiness will more than likely go away and the hat will stiffen up to its original feel. It could still be a light weight hat, but the "floppiness" you described is more than likely because the shellac just needs to be reactivated by some steam. Great find!
     
  14. moontheloon

    moontheloon I'll Lock Up

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    awesome... thanks for the info

    ... and I love the floppiness ... I mean it holds a shape very well ... but it is just so soft that I could crumple it like a bed sheet then pop it back into shape with no problem ... maybe floppy was the wrong choice of word :)

    I absolutely love this hat ... thank you so much for chiming in on it Josh
     
  15. Joshbru3

    Joshbru3 I'll Lock Up

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    No problem. Enjoy the hat! :)

    Also, there is some more info in the Pennys Marathon Hat thread...

    http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showthread.php?1679-The-Penney-s-Marathon

    if you have a minute, it would be great to see your pics of the hat in the thread as well. ;)
     
  16. Alive'n'Amplified

    Alive'n'Amplified Call Me a Cab

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    This A'n'A Original isn't "new" to me, but I recently made it for a friend of mine, so it will be brand new for him. :)

    I still have some final touches, like softening the brim edge, but other than that it's done. He's in the coffee distributing business, which doesn't really reflect on the hat that much (unless it resembles the frothy top of a cappuccino); he wanted something nice to wear to work and while visiting customers. It is called, "The Barista".

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  17. Bob Roberts

    Bob Roberts I'll Lock Up

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    I'm REALLY IMPRESSED! A n A. Thats one pretty hat.
     
  18. RJR

    RJR

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    +1,A n A !
     
  19. Super hat, AnA very impressive.
     
  20. hatsRme

    hatsRme I'll Lock Up

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    Right!
     

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