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FedOregon

I'll Lock Up
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Oregon
A new acquisition from Cuenca, Ecuador:

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Willebe

A-List Customer
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479
Location
Kentucky
Grrrrr. So much for saving up for another hat. At $50 a tire, my new hat is going to have to wait a little longer. I am trying to decide if I want the Akubra Cattleman or the Leisure Time. Color will be in Graphite Grey as soon as I decide and get over this little setback. Too many expensive hobbies.
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Delthayre

One of the Regulars
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258
Location
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Circumstances favored me as today the welterweight, wider-brimmed Leon Drexler Stroller that I was waiting for came in the mail today.

The felt with a combined Angora finish and Welterweight crown, white gold silk 'galloon edge' and aqua silk ribbon. The brim is 2 1/2 inches wide, which is 1/4" wider than the standard for a Stroller.

The trim colors on this hat are bolder than my usual dour palette, but that is very much by design. The welterweight crown is very light, which when coupled with its open-weave linen liner should make it a fair warmer-weather hat. (The Angora finish slightly defeats that, I suppose, but I have my reasons)

(N.b. There are fine droplets of water on the hat in these pictures because I had been steaming it to work out an impression in the 'fur' of the angora finish by the packaging)

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From more-or-less a three quarters angle. (Full size here)

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From the front. (Full size here)

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From the left side, displaying what Stephen Temkin (the hatter) describes as a, "stubby bow," and includes on his Skyliner model. (Full size here)

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From behind. (Full size here)

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From the right side. (Full size here)

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From above. (Full size here)

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From below, featuring the linen liner and hints of the perforated sweatband. (Full size here)

Now I need to mix up an Old Pal and settle in for the evening, because I have a 10:05 train to catch tomorrow.

I know what I'll be wearing.
 

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