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My SunBody cattleman with a 3 1/2" brim arrived the other day. Aside from a couple things, I'm overall very pleased with the purchase. I'll post more pics and a review in the SunBody Association thread when I get a better chance.
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Delthayre

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Late on Monday my Leon Drexler Milaner by Steven Temkin finally came. I've been waiting for a pretty long time. As hatters do, there was a long backlog, but besides that the particular kind of flange made to make it had to be duplicated from an antique that Mr. Temkin had acquired had to be made, which was delayed by a hurricane flooding his blockmaker's workshop.

Happily, a good thing came in time and I'm very happy to have it. This hat something that has more or less been in my imagination for years, although I wasn't quite sure what it was until Mr. Temkin started showing an example that he had made for himself off.

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The defining characteristic is the 'open-roll' brim, which is sort of between a flat fedora brim and a curled Homburg brim. The felt is a welterweight color that Mr. Temkin refers to as Limestone and the ribbon is 17 ligne Chestnut. The liner is open-weave linen. This is the first one that he's made after his prototype and it will in due course of time join the Leon Drexler portfolio.

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A three quarters view. (Full size here)

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From the front. (Full size here)

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From the left. (Full size here)

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From the rear. (Full size here)

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From the right. (Full size here)

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From above. (Full size here)

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From below. (Full size here)

I mean to wear it as my hat for weekend strolls and going to the market in the warmer months. Of course, some months are cooler, but that's a tale for in a year or so...
 
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Joao Encarnado

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Came home this afternoon to a package.....woohooo. The Texas Hatter Hi-Roller 100. First off, why do people pack with damn styrofoam peanuts, they went everywhere when I opened the box. :( Second, the color is 100% natural beaver, the ebay photos made it look like bone or silverbelly. Much better in natural beaver. :) Excellent condition, no moth bites, clean, just out of shape, pencil has lost some its curl, and missing a hat band. Stuck one of mine on for a photo op. Off tomorrow to Texas Hatters, looking for a hatband, a new sweat with MY name (current sweat is not to bad, just has someone elses name, no he was not related to the Bush family), and a new Hi-Roller bash. The bottom of the hat has flattened out and lost that nice high roller arch. Decided to go with a teardrop like the very last sample photo.
Sadly it was small for me or we could had a fight over it.
 
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Late on Monday my Leon Drexler Milaner by Steven Temkin finally came. I've been waiting for a pretty long time. As hatters do, there was a long backlog, but besides that the particular kind of flange made to make it had to be duplicated from an antique that Mr. Temkin had acquired had to be made, which was delayed by a hurricane flooding his blockmaker's workshop.

Happily, a good thing came in time and I'm very happy to have it. This hat something that has more or less been in my imagination for years, although I wasn't quite sure what it was until Mr. Temkin started showing an example that he had made for himself off.

43886530252_ff7933a554_c.jpg

(Full size here)

The defining characteristic is the 'open-roll' brim, which is sort of between a flat fedora brim and a curled Homburg brim. The felt is a welterweight color that Mr. Temkin refers to as Limestone and the ribbon is 17 ligne Chestnut. The liner is open-weave linen. This is the first one that he's made after his prototype and it will in due course of time join the Leon Drexler portfolio.

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A three quarters view. (Full size here)

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From the front. (Full size here)

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From the left. (Full size here)

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From the rear. (Full size here)

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From the right. (Full size here)

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From above. (Full size here)

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From below. (Full size here)

I mean to wear it as my hat for weekend strolls and going to the market in the warmer months. Of course, some months are cooler, but that's a tale for in a year or so...
Very nice, I like the overall look of this homburg like creature. The open linen liner is really interesting, I'm looking forward to a review of it specifically. Nice looking sweat. How long is his queue?
 

drmaxtejeda

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Late on Monday my Leon Drexler Milaner by Steven Temkin finally came. I've been waiting for a pretty long time. As hatters do, there was a long backlog, but besides that the particular kind of flange made to make it had to be duplicated from an antique that Mr. Temkin had acquired had to be made, which was delayed by a hurricane flooding his blockmaker's workshop.

Happily, a good thing came in time and I'm very happy to have it. This hat something that has more or less been in my imagination for years, although I wasn't quite sure what it was until Mr. Temkin started showing an example that he had made for himself off.

43886530252_ff7933a554_c.jpg

(Full size here)

The defining characteristic is the 'open-roll' brim, which is sort of between a flat fedora brim and a curled Homburg brim. The felt is a welterweight color that Mr. Temkin refers to as Limestone and the ribbon is 17 ligne Chestnut. The liner is open-weave linen. This is the first one that he's made after his prototype and it will in due course of time join the Leon Drexler portfolio.

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A three quarters view. (Full size here)

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From the front. (Full size here)

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From the left. (Full size here)

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From the rear. (Full size here)

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From the right. (Full size here)

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From above. (Full size here)

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From below. (Full size here)

I mean to wear it as my hat for weekend strolls and going to the market in the warmer months. Of course, some months are cooler, but that's a tale for in a year or so...
Very, very nice. Enviable hat.

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Delthayre

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Very nice, I like the overall look of this homburg like creature. The open linen liner is really interesting, I'm looking forward to a review of it specifically. Nice looking sweat. How long is his queue?

I immediately placed an order for a Londoner (the cooler weather hat that I hinted at) after receiving my Milaner and was given a loose estimate of more than a year. Mr. Temkin seems to have been relatively successful, has other pursuits and does some quite laborious stitching (his Homburg edge binding is a thing of beauty), so patience is entailed.

I recommend such patience, however, as his work seems quite good to me and he's been a pleasure to work with.
 
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Wyldkarma

One Too Many
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Austin, TX
Late on Monday my Leon Drexler Milaner by Steven Temkin finally came. I've been waiting for a pretty long time. As hatters do, there was a long backlog, but besides that the particular kind of flange made to make it had to be duplicated from an antique that Mr. Temkin had acquired had to be made, which was delayed by a hurricane flooding his blockmaker's workshop.

Happily, a good thing came in time and I'm very happy to have it. This hat something that has more or less been in my imagination for years, although I wasn't quite sure what it was until Mr. Temkin started showing an example that he had made for himself off.

43886530252_ff7933a554_c.jpg

(Full size here)

The defining characteristic is the 'open-roll' brim, which is sort of between a flat fedora brim and a curled Homburg brim. The felt is a welterweight color that Mr. Temkin refers to as Limestone and the ribbon is 17 ligne Chestnut. The liner is open-weave linen. This is the first one that he's made after his prototype and it will in due course of time join the Leon Drexler portfolio.

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A three quarters view. (Full size here)

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From the front. (Full size here)

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From the left. (Full size here)

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From the rear. (Full size here)

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From the right. (Full size here)

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From above. (Full size here)

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From below. (Full size here)

I mean to wear it as my hat for weekend strolls and going to the market in the warmer months. Of course, some months are cooler, but that's a tale for in a year or so...
Great looking hat, love all the photos, need to see how it looks on your head.... :)
 

Daniele Tanto

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Late on Monday my Leon Drexler Milaner by Steven Temkin finally came. I've been waiting for a pretty long time. As hatters do, there was a long backlog, but besides that the particular kind of flange made to make it had to be duplicated from an antique that Mr. Temkin had acquired had to be made, which was delayed by a hurricane flooding his blockmaker's workshop.

Happily, a good thing came in time and I'm very happy to have it. This hat something that has more or less been in my imagination for years, although I wasn't quite sure what it was until Mr. Temkin started showing an example that he had made for himself off.

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I admired Leon Drexler's work for a while, and then, as I saw his creations, something escaped me. Your hat is beautiful, but its shape leaves me basically perplexed, it is not well defined, however I am curious to see it at work and then I will redo my considerations.
 
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Late on Monday my Leon Drexler Milaner by Steven Temkin finally came. I've been waiting for a pretty long time. As hatters do, there was a long backlog, but besides that the particular kind of flange made to make it had to be duplicated from an antique that Mr. Temkin had acquired had to be made, which was delayed by a hurricane flooding his blockmaker's workshop.

Happily, a good thing came in time and I'm very happy to have it. This hat something that has more or less been in my imagination for years, although I wasn't quite sure what it was until Mr. Temkin started showing an example that he had made for himself off.

43886530252_ff7933a554_c.jpg

(Full size here)

The defining characteristic is the 'open-roll' brim, which is sort of between a flat fedora brim and a curled Homburg brim. The felt is a welterweight color that Mr. Temkin refers to as Limestone and the ribbon is 17 ligne Chestnut. The liner is open-weave linen. This is the first one that he's made after his prototype and it will in due course of time join the Leon Drexler portfolio.

42125762730_26f863a085_c.jpg

A three quarters view. (Full size here)

43886524142_cb89067e24_c.jpg

From the front. (Full size here)

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From the left. (Full size here)

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From the rear. (Full size here)

43886519252_ed8a72737b_c.jpg

From the right. (Full size here)

28997376707_86c78ab558_c.jpg

From above. (Full size here)

42125771770_41ee44881c_c.jpg

From below. (Full size here)

I mean to wear it as my hat for weekend strolls and going to the market in the warmer months. Of course, some months are cooler, but that's a tale for in a year or so...
That is a fantastic looking hat. Seems like super work by mr. Temkin.
 

Wyldkarma

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Before & After Texas Hatters Hi-Roller 100. Since Texas Hatters is closed until the 17th, I went to Nathaniels Custom Hats in Georgtetown and had him work his magic. I kept the old sweat for now, still deciding if I want to switch it out. It is a pleasure watching Nate work a hat, man he is talented, within 5 minutes he straightened out the wonky pencil curl, adjusted the brim and crown, buffed up the felt, and had this shaped exactly the way I wanted. Plus his wife found the perfect hatband and attached it for me. Class act shop.

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Krash1974

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If this turns out to be a true vintage hat then I will keep the band, no question. The leather is okay but some of the embossed lettering is flaking off. My gut feeling is this hat is less than 10 yrs old. I will know more when I stop by Texas Hatters next week. Since the original hatmaker is local, and if I can get an original Hi-Roller 100 sweat band to replace the old one, then yes I'm going to switch it out and make this thing shine like a new penny. They only charge $25 for a new leather sweat. This is one hat I'd like to make as new as possible. Kinda like (years ago) when I restored my old '65 Mustang, whenever I could locate an original chrome bumper or newer trim piece that was better than the old one.....hell yes, I'd switch it out as long as the numbers matched. Personal preference. ;)
What if you need an alias one day? "See? Right there, it's in my hat!"
Any pics of that Mustang? My first car was a '68. Great hat!
 

sebastian czentner

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Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Late on Monday my Leon Drexler Milaner by Steven Temkin finally came. I've been waiting for a pretty long time. As hatters do, there was a long backlog, but besides that the particular kind of flange made to make it had to be duplicated from an antique that Mr. Temkin had acquired had to be made, which was delayed by a hurricane flooding his blockmaker's workshop.

Happily, a good thing came in time and I'm very happy to have it. This hat something that has more or less been in my imagination for years, although I wasn't quite sure what it was until Mr. Temkin started showing an example that he had made for himself off.

43886530252_ff7933a554_c.jpg

(Full size here)

The defining characteristic is the 'open-roll' brim, which is sort of between a flat fedora brim and a curled Homburg brim. The felt is a welterweight color that Mr. Temkin refers to as Limestone and the ribbon is 17 ligne Chestnut. The liner is open-weave linen. This is the first one that he's made after his prototype and it will in due course of time join the Leon Drexler portfolio.

42125762730_26f863a085_c.jpg

A three quarters view. (Full size here)

43886524142_cb89067e24_c.jpg

From the front. (Full size here)

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From the left. (Full size here)

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From the rear. (Full size here)

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From the right. (Full size here)

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From above. (Full size here)

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From below. (Full size here)

I mean to wear it as my hat for weekend strolls and going to the market in the warmer months. Of course, some months are cooler, but that's a tale for in a year or so...
I have a similar hat made by maidana. Here in Argentina is called Orion. But mine is almost a low top hat, very victorian. And with the derby is my favourite hat.
 
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Before & After Texas Hatters Hi-Roller 100. Since Texas Hatters is closed until the 17th, I went to Nathaniels Custom Hats in Georgtetown and had him work his magic. I kept the old sweat for now, still deciding if I want to switch it out. It is a pleasure watching Nate work a hat, man he is talented, within 5 minutes he straightened out the wonky pencil curl, adjusted the brim and crown, buffed up the felt, and had this shaped exactly the way I wanted. Plus his wife found the perfect hatband and attached it for me. Class act shop.

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That looks great. For my part, I'd still go over to TH and have them give a gander at the sweat. If they can swap it out with a similarly marked new one, why not?


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Dobbs fifteen, made under license in Italy. Grey with a black ribbon, size 57. Overwelt edge at 5,5cm and crown at 10cm at the pinch. Thin and sturdy (but not stiff) felt with a smooth hand. Liner with a cellophane crown patch. As soon as I see those, I'm as good as sold.
This one was very dirty so this is after its naptha bath and any other cleaning trick I could think of. Sold through Jonkhoff, Groningen, Holland (see last picture of their shop under construction in 1928).
I think it was either Cervo or Panizza who held the license (Daniele told me once, but I can't remember).

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Occasionally a hat comes along which is a bit different. This is one of them. This is a heather felt and that has me as good as sold anyway. Frequently these heathers are a mix of wool and fur and this is no exception. It even seems that there's more wool in the mix of this one (the felt feels different and heavier than other heather felts I have).
Anyway: Borsalino M. (misto) Stagno. Ribbon in the colour Buio. Size 57 with the bound brim at 6cm and the crown at 10,5cm at the pinch. My guess is mid sixties to early seventies.

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