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

  1. Blare

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    I like it Dale. I want to say those mixed number keyhole size tags are from a tight window something like very late 50s to very early 60s. Brent may be able to chime in on that.
     
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  2. mayserwegener

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    Matt, Super! The "Seal" is a great finish. Wegener had great quality in this time period. When you have a chance can you please post the photos in the German / Austrian thread. Thanks!
     
  3. Mean Eyed Matt

    Mean Eyed Matt Practically Family

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    Steve, your wish is my command
    - and I was so fast with it that I already
    posted the pictures on Sunday in the thread ;)
     
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  4. Mean Eyed Matt

    Mean Eyed Matt Practically Family

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    Another hat Panos discovered and I "secured" for him:
    Black "Colonia" (= Köln City) made of a lovely wool felt with back bow
    The size is a 54 (hope it fits you, Panos); brim 6.0 cm, crown 10.0 cm (dent)
    Certainly pre-war - I guess mid/late 30s - but that's just a guess, so please comment.
    On the brand I have found nothing so far exept:
    The paper label (the only one) is the same as on a J.A.Seidl on Steve's site...
    https://germanaustrianhats.invisionzone.com/topic/244-hutfabrik-j-a-seidl-münchen/

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  5. camjr

    camjr Familiar Face

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    I had posted this in the Western Hat thread, but I picked up this American Hat Company 20x Straw over the weekend at Best Hat Store in the Fort Worth Stockyards. I needed a new summer straw.

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  6. Blare

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    Very nice hat Matt
     
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  7. Blare

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    That’ll do for summer :)
     
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  8. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    I commented in the Lounge that the Optimos with a white liner I have bought on eBay are not as good as the ones with a yellow liner.
    I recently bought an Optimo white-lined heather-textured fedora and asked Graham Thompson for his opinion.
    This was his reply:
    Max I’m sorry I turned off notifications for WhatsApp and just saw this. This is a very early optimo.. maybe year 2… as our hats have improved drastically since then, the quality you’ll notice isn’t anywhere near what we make today.. but still the early pieces are very rare and collectible.
    Also the material and finishing will never be like our newer stuff.
    Our new silver belly’s are extraordinary. I’d recommended you get one of our blue Pearl lightweight belly fur hats in a full crown. They are amazing
     
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  9. Coming back home.

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    Seventy-five yr old private club

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    And the sign said "Long-haired freaky people need not apply"
     
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  10. RomanImperator

    RomanImperator One of the Regulars

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    Some very nice scores posted lately. If anyone is interested im getting rid of a few Stetsons including a Playboy, Strat and Whippet in the classifieds here:


     
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  11. Rmccamey

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    Looking good.

     
  12. dh66

    dh66

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    Thanks guys. Joe, I think that's a pretty accurate assessment. The smallish brim (just shy of 2") had me thinking later rather than earlier 50s. The skinny tie era.
     
  13. Blare

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    Chase and Company Derby
    About 5 inch crown
    Dimensional D'orsay Curl Brim
    About 2 inch front 1 3/4 sides to curl (2 1/2 total)
    1 inch grosgrain ribbon with frayed bow trail

    This bowler was a brand I have not heard of before... but since I recently got an old beat up Mallory that had a lot of let’s call it character with all its frayed bindings and such I thought it would be nice to have an old bowler with a nice tight d'orsay curl brim. This Chase and co of New Haven, CT for just twenty bucks shipped rang the bell perfectly. The hat over all is in pretty nice shape. One pin hole moth divot in the top of the crown along with a couple small soft spots. A few popped stitches on the sweat.. but otherwise fairly clean. The sweat is soft malleable and very comfortable. I have no idea on dating this... other than to say it looks at least 50s or older. Right out the box it’s accompanying me for... well whatever tonight is bringing.

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  14. Rmccamey

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    Looks great, Joe. I think bowlers really suit you well.

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  15. Blare

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    Thanks Randy
     
  16. Daniele Tanto

    Daniele Tanto My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Every now and then I like some hats more than others and so I try hard to get them, despite the fact that I have greatly reduced purchases.
    This weekend I will introduce some of them.
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    Vanzina - Pavia - Qualità Extra. The size is 59 or 7 3/8 US
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    What attracted me was the color and finish of the felt and the heathered felt
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    The color is "Mogano" and the finish is in a short, quite shaggy, pile.
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    These are the measures: brim at 5.5 centimeters; low point crown 11cm. and the ribbon is high 3.5 cm.
    The hat is unlined with only the brand and type in a dedicated patch, you can see even better the back of the felt finish
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    The texture is massive and shapes well with a minimum of steam. The form and measures are those of the Italian hats of the sixties.
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    Now comes the question about the Vanzina production: was it done, as it would seem before 1956, the year of the merger with Borsalino or after? One of the little mysteries of Italian headwear
     
  17. Daniele Tanto

    Daniele Tanto My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I am very sorry for this hat, I wish it had the right size for me, instead it will make some other loungers happy.
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    It has two characteristics that I really like: the color of the felt, a very deep blue and the pleated ribbon in the same color.
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    Barbisio Qualità Extra French size 4 1/2 French which is equivalent to a 56cm. so a 6 7/8 US
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    This blue color is called "Doria" where ita was made: in the historic factory of Sagliano Micca
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    The shape and finish is a classic example of Barbisio quality.
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    Here are the measurements of this elegant hat: brim at 6 centimeters, crown at low point 10.5 cm., pleated ribbon is 4 cm.
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    Let's talk about the felt that is solid and absolutely moldable.
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    A Barbisio at its best!
     
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  18. Tonio

    Tonio A-List Customer

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    A new straw. More pictures in the Panama hat thread.

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  19. Daniele Tanto

    Daniele Tanto My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Let's finish the trio of Italian hats with a classic.
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    Borsalino Trionfo French size 5 1/2 therefore a 58 cm. or 7 1/4 US
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    The reason I bought this hat out of my size (pay attention loungers who wear hats of this size:)) is the color and finish of the felt.
    I liked the combination of the color called "Ghiaccio" and the ribbon called "Marina" in a deep blue.
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    The felt is soft and finished with a short, supple pile. The hat, as can be seen from the paper label, is not very old, but finished with the characteristics of its predecessors.
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    Ribbon inside the sweatband and very high accuracy with high end materials
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    The dimensions are classic of that period (Seventies) of Borsalino production: brim 5.5 cm, low point crown 10.5 cm. and 4 cm. high ribbon.
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    A high quality model that Borsalino has always produced, even in very recent years
     
  20. Blare

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    Beautiful hat Daniele. I have this same color combination on my MGL. It does kinda take just the right light for the blue to come out but it is in there for sure.
     
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