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  1. TheOldFashioned

    TheOldFashioned One Too Many

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    Very nice. The summation of all the details really makes this hat pop.
     
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  2. Congratulations, Mike! I don’t wear a derby well, but I appreciate them. Nice to have an NRA label and an accurate date too.

    The old dye black cherry is a wonderful color; I wish Winchester still offered it. I too like gills, but I like them closely spaced and Mike did yours perfectly! The brim treatment with the binding and the stitching is superb. There was a lot of attention to details in the making of this hat. Now bring on the cool weather!
     
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  3. Pellie

    Pellie A-List Customer

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    That's a great one with a really nice color. Enjoy!
     
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  4. Butch Dorer Bar 50 pure beaver in natural:

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    3 1/2” raw edge brim and 4 1/2” crown at the dip. It’s a very modestly proportioned western. The felt is quite firm but nicely finished. It’s true to size, but needed some steam to get it to conform to my long oval band block. This is a hat that will be easy to wear a lot.
     
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  5. Blare

    Blare My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Stylepark Black/Charcoal Heather

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    Stylepark Black/Charcoal Heather
    Lightweight thin soft felt
    5 3/4 Open Crown 4 3/4 as shaped
    2 inch spiral stitched brim with tight tiny stitched overwelt edge
    1 1/2 grosgrain ribbon

    I don’t think I got around to posting this Stylepark here when it arrived a month or so ago. Being that it did not have its sweatband I may have been waiting for when I got around to having it replaced. I’m not sure when I will get to that, so in the mean time here goes as it is. The felt on this hat is very unusual. It is extremely soft and light weight... it is fairly thin but not incredibly so. I originally thought from the photos it would be wool. But it does not feel like most wool hats I’ve handled Or fur felts for that matter. Maybe some combination of wool and fur... I do not know. What I can say it shapes with incredible ease and holds just about any shape within a fraction of an inch and it does this without hardly any feel of stiffener whatsoever. The 2 inch brim is adorned with spiral stitching and a very tight overwelt edge with tiny stitching. It creates an almost cavanagh like appearance. I believe this spiral stitching also ads function of additional support of the very soft felt for the brim.

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    The Stylepark tag inside indicates it was manufactured in the Camden, New Jersey Stylepark factory. This factory was sold December of 1941 to a chemical company as reported by NY Times

    https://www.nytimes.com/1941/12/10/...emical-firm-camden-concern-gets-property.html

    So it appears this hat would have been produced 1941 or earlier. It does seem to have 30s proportions with its tall crown and shorter brim. Eventually I will have the sweatband replaced and return it to full service.

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  6. M Hatman

    M Hatman My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Nice, nice, nice!! chaplin-toast.gif
     
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  7. Blare

    Blare My Mail is Forwarded Here

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  8. BradT

    BradT New in Town

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  9. M Hatman

    M Hatman My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    M Hatman My Mail is Forwarded Here

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  11. The Shoe

    The Shoe A-List Customer

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  12. The Shoe

    The Shoe A-List Customer

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    The vintage Akubra Stylemaster arrived today. To be honest, I didn’t really think I needed another black hat. But the felt is something special and I feel so lucky to have come across this - and at $US37, a real bargain.
    My second vintage hat and I now understand what all the fuss is about.
    So this is how @steur ends up with 18 black homburgs...must stop now...must stop...must
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  13. BradT

    BradT New in Town

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    Looks great neighbor!
     
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  14. The Shoe

    The Shoe A-List Customer

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    As does yours!
     
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  15. Guardian Enzo

    Guardian Enzo One of the Regulars

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    I confess I don't know much about vintage Akubras - do you have an idea what decade it us? And is the felt on all of them at that impressively high level?
     
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  16. The Shoe

    The Shoe A-List Customer

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    I can’t really say. It’s my second Akubra and first felt (the other being the hemp I posted the other day).
    All I can say is I’m impressed with vintage felt. It’s my second vintage, the first being a Homburg I acquired from @steur. The Homburg is a bit more substantial, but the felt in both just feels so nice. I really like the Christys’ hat I got last year, but the felt has a different feel altogether.
     
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  17. Guardian Enzo

    Guardian Enzo One of the Regulars

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    I have several vintages, and the felt does feel different, no question. Even thought it’s a bit of a beater the felt in my 50s Borsalino is the nicest of the lot - incredibly soft and malleable while still holding a bash perfectly.

    I’m just surprised your head doesn’t reject an Aussie hat like an organ transplant gone wrong.;)
     
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  18. Blare

    Blare My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Wow man... that looks great on you! Congratulations

    I know how you feel. Last year at this time I had only one black hat.. a short brimmed Disney. And I did not think I would want or need any more than that.... well that did not go as planned.
     
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  19. steur

    steur

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    A rare and cool find, Mike. Congrats!

    Super hat. It has all the bells and whistles going on. Superb work by Mike Miller.
     
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