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  1. Ugarte

    Ugarte A-List Customer

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    Two keepers?

    I stalked OFAS hard a few weeks ago and found these (as always, click on the thumbnails for more expansive views):

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    I wanted them because they are gray with contrasting ribbons. I got what I thought was a pretty good deal on them, though you can never tell.

    I discussed the mothing with the seller who said little about it. Turns out the Stetson has some mothing, but nothing I can't live with.

    At any rate, here they are, up first the Melton "Ten":

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    The liner

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    Brushed off and cleaned up a little

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    Brushed off and cleaned up a little

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    Steamed out


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    Steamed out

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    Creased

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    Creased - side view

    Continued in next message.

    Mark
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  2. Ugarte

    Ugarte A-List Customer

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    Two keepers? Part 2

    And the Stetson Royal De Luxe:

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    The liner

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    Brushed out a little

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    Brushed out a little

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    Steamed to an open crown

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    Steamed to an open crown

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    Creased front

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    Creased side

    I notice the Stetson is a little lighter and softer than the Melton. Both hats are in good shape baring the distortion from storage and the light mothing on the Stetson. I tried to get some pics of that mothing, but couldn't get anything demonstrable. Other than that, there are no holes, wind trolleys are intact, sweats are immaculate, ribbons are flawless.

    The Melton appears to have some discoloration on the ribbon binding the edge, most likely just dirt. I'd like suggestions on how to clean that.

    The Stetson is also a 7 1/4 which is a tad big for me. I have it padded with a strip of foam around 3/4 the circumference under the sweat and it fits well but it does buckle the sweatband a bit. Certainly wearable.

    And this is another illustration of the fact that anybody with access to steam can crease a hat.

    So, how'd I do? Action shots when I get a chance.

    Mark
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  3. Ugarte

    Ugarte A-List Customer

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    Damn.

    I mean just, damn.

    Some of you folks snag the sweetest deals. I shall go away and mope a bit until I can play with my new, old hats.

    Mark
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  4. AlanC

    AlanC My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Nice hats, Ugarte, and a good job creasing them.

    I've been hesitant to use steam. I find that spritzing them with water, shaping and allowing to dry works well for me.
     
  5. Ugarte

    Ugarte A-List Customer

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    Thanks Alan. I think spritzing them with some moisture and steaming do pretty much the same thing. It's just that I'm impatient and the steam is a lot faster.

    For example, I'm already thinking of recreasing the Melton with a teardrop or a "C". :)

    Thanks again.

    Mark
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  6. HamletJSD

    HamletJSD A-List Customer

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    This is a new eBay win (only my second hat from ebay) that I have not received yet. I am not sure what I bought into here, despite the illuminating description and model photos ...


    At least I know it's vintage and light grey! For $15 I think I'll be happy :)
     
  7. Levallois

    Levallois Practically Family

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    Bowler

    Just scored this Stetson on epay - it has a few splatters of something on it but still beautiful:

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    Suppose to be bought in 1909 - the "Grand Prize 1900 Paris" suggests this could be true. Also has the original Stetson tag under the sweatband with a reordering tag and a price tag that looks like it has $3.50 on it.

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    I have a separate post asking for any information on this hat as I've never seen another Stetson this old. I have seen a Royal Derby but none like this. Thanks for looking.

    John
     
  8. jimmy the lid

    jimmy the lid I'll Lock Up

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    Unique and fabulous hat, D-man. :eusa_clap

    Cheers,
    JtL
     
  9. jimmy the lid

    jimmy the lid I'll Lock Up

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    Mark -- great lids! I especially like the Melton 10. The stitching suggests that the edge binding may be wider on the bottom of the brim than on the top -- is this true?

    Congrats!

    Cheers,
    JtL
     
  10. BobC

    BobC My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    New Akubra Stylemaster

    This is my first attempt at taking my own pictures and at posting them here, so hopefully it works. This is me and my new Stylemaster. I am interested in opinions from anyone kind enough to comment about the fit and style of this hat for me. This is the first sized hat I've purchased. I used a couple of pieces of felt in the front and back to snug the hat up and now it feels pretty good. Thanks, Bob.

    http://s302.photobucket.com/albums/nn102/bkcross/

    The next time I think I'll wait for my wife to take the pictures.
     
  11. Stoney

    Stoney Practically Family

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    Ugarte,

    Don't get yourself so worked up over one of Dinerman's finds. He does this all the time. If you keep this up you'll blow a gasket, and then what will you do?

    BTW: Love your lids. :eusa_clap


    BobC:

    Some of the url is missing for your image above.
     
  12. BobC

    BobC My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Stoney, will you please try it again? It worked for me. Thanks, Bob.
     
  13. indycop

    indycop I'll Lock Up

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    Looks great to me!:D
     
  14. mdavids2000

    mdavids2000 Familiar Face

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    Today 2 new hat's 1900 till 1920's and a 1920's beginning 1930's summer hat (boater)

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  15. MD11

    MD11 Familiar Face

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    My photography skills leave much to be desired, but here are the two hats I got.. one brand new, the other "like-new" .. I had the hatter re-block them with a "gambler" brim, which is more to my liking than the Cattleman that they come with..

    The photo's don't do justice to the texture and feel of the felt, but you get the idea.


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  16. Stoney

    Stoney Practically Family

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    mdavids200,

    Awesome vintage lids.

    MD11,

    Both of your hats look very sharp. Who did the work, if you don't mind?





    The images were accessible this time.

    That Akubra looks great on you Bob. ;) It also looks like the fit is fine.

    Here are the pics:

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  17. MississippiLong

    MississippiLong One of the Regulars

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    STONEY!

    Stoney, that lid is very sweet. great lines and I gotta see close up pictures of the brim edge work! very cool. :cool2: unless this is BobC's hat....I can't tell. Either way somebody give me a close up of the brim work!
     
  18. Stoney

    Stoney Practically Family

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    That's Bob's lid. I like it too.
     
  19. cookie

    cookie I'll Lock Up

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    And has the magic secret number to the FL Aladdin's Cave door = 7.5
     
  20. AlanC

    AlanC My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    The Swift homburg finally arrived. It's got a few moth nibbles, nothing drastic. Auction pics again:

    Here is a picture I took of the tags under the liner. Does anyone recognize the logo on the tag? It says (maybe) 'H D Co.'. You can see a union tag. There's also a price tag of $5. Any possible date on this? It seems fairly early to me.

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