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

  1. If you don't have one already, it would be a good idea to get yourself a hat jack/stretcher just in case you need to give your hats a little "nudge" to make them fit a bit more comfortably after they're broken in.
     
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  2. Pellie

    Pellie Practically Family

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    Modern Stetson Sovereign in black. Pictures from the seller.... Screenshot_20211010-202224_Marktplaats.jpg Screenshot_20211010-202230_Marktplaats.jpg Screenshot_20211010-202244_Marktplaats.jpg Screenshot_20211010-205302_Marktplaats.jpg
     
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  3. Unicorn!

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    The hat fits like a custom: the extra long oval probably has a lot to do with that. I suspect that the sweatband is a replacement since it lacks all Stetson markings, but the reverse side has me second guessing. The paper tabs holding in the liner is something I associate with refurbished hats??? The leather sweatband is unlike anything I’ve felt before. It’s not particularly thin, but it’s buttery soft and as supple as I could wish. The underside of the brim is covered in green grosgrain which I find unusual and attractive. The green isn’t flashy or even overly obvious. It came complete with a felt pad for keeping the plush smooth.

    This is a hat I’ve long wanted just to have. Anyone want to opine on the age?
     
  4. Blare

    Blare I'll Lock Up

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    Tremendous! Congratulations Brent!
     
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  5. Thanks, Joe. Didn’t think I’d ever check this box.
     
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  6. Blare

    Blare I'll Lock Up

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    Must be something in the air this week
     
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  7. I don’t know if there was something in the air, but I did have to pay through the nose for this hat! :) The seller knew what he had and held to his price.
     
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  8. jlee562

    jlee562 I'll Lock Up

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    This is an older German velour body that was very kindly gifted to me by @Garrett.
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    I finally got around to refurbing it. Blocked up from 6 7/8 to size 7 on a #52 which was more or less the original profile, and reflanged with a #33 flange.

    Hard to photograph the true color and the hat also had some fading so there is a subtle mix of colors. Original silk ribbon, though I may need to re do that and tighten it up.

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  9. Blare

    Blare I'll Lock Up

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    Very nice. Good job.
     
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  10. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Oh, wow, Brent, what a catch! There will be a party in California tonight!!!

     
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  11. Rumad

    Rumad One Too Many

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    Wow! Finally found one! Good for you man, congrats. It’s a real gem too.
     
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  12. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    Not long ago i recall you saying you had been looking for one of these forever and probably would never find one. Reverse psychology worked and amazingly well, Brent.
    Reorder tag, sweatband number and box all match. Unbelievable find!!
    Happy for you.
    B
     
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  13. Thanks, B. I was excited and nervous when it came up for sale. No auction, just buy it now. I was sure someone was going to beat me to it. I got this topper and a light gray homburg I’m steaming into shape. He had a couple more hats that I was interested in, but restraint won out for once.

    Do you think the sweatband is original? There aren’t any Stetson marks or debossing etc. I don’t really care as the leather is perfect and the hat is oh so comfortable.
     
  14. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    Brent, the sweatband appears to have the same number stamped on it’s inside as does the reorder tag as does the box. It has a Lot number stamp as well. That seems pretty Stetson to me. Maybe they pulled it out of the no logo pile.
    Very cool topper.
    B
     
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  15. Is it possible it was made by Stetson under contract for someone else, and that's why their logo doesn't appear on the sweatband? I'm merely spitballing here, but this thought came to mind as I was reading the discussion.

    And I agree with Bowen, Brent--very cool topper!
     
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  16. Steve1857

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    You finally found one, Brent. Congrats, it looks a real beauty. Looking forward to photos of you sporting it.
     
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  17. Pellie

    Pellie Practically Family

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    My black Stetson the Sovereign came in today. Beautiful hat and proportions. Felt is a littlebit stiffer and except from the lining, the hat is in excellent condition. 20211012_182034.jpg 20211012_182059.jpg 20211012_182137.jpg 20211012_182146.jpg 20211012_182201.jpg 20211012_182216.jpg 20211012_182220.jpg 20211012_182232.jpg
     
  18. Steve1857

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    Nice vintage shape to that Sovereign, Marcel. The liner is a problem with these modern Stetsons. I have one with more or less exactly the same wear and tear after really not that much use by its original owner: that is to say, me.
     
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  19. Pellie

    Pellie Practically Family

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    Well...the lining was 100% in great condition but there was a dusty spot on it. The seller wanted to clean it, but that has gone wrong. But that's also why the price for me went down :)
     
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  20. Pellie

    Pellie Practically Family

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    Original picture before cleaning..... Screenshot_20211012-190707_Marktplaats.jpg
     
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