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  1. Blare

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    Stetson Flagship

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    Stetson Flagship
    Light Silvermist felt
    About 4 3/4 crown as shaped (5 1/2 open)
    1 5/8 Matching silver grosgrain ribbon
    2 11/16 brim with large overwelt triple stitched wafer edge
    Wind trolley

    The Flagship has pulled into port! This is a real beauty. The light silvermist felt has a great hand and overall feel to it. The triple stitched overwelt “wafer edge is a really nice touch. I love the matching ribbon. The liner and sweat have stars in the logo. There is a protector on the liner type but appears to be a sticker type as opposed to the sewn in variety. Inside the sweat is the $12.50 price tag placing the Flagship somewhat over the Whippet’s $10 price point. A couple small stains on the felt that may come out with a little cleaning. A bit of verdigris in the usual spot. I’m sure I am missing some details. But what else can I say… Stetson Flagship. I Did not expect to own one.

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  2. Pellie

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    Lovely hat, congrats....
     
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  3. steur

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    Well, that's a winner for sure, Joe. Unlined, vented, boxpleat: fantastic.

    Fabulous find, Brent. I'm guessing you and the good dr. Wilson have/had the same taste in homburgs.

    Very nice. Those colours work well together.

    Magnificent colour and great work again by Fleur.
     
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    Thanks Stefan, now hoping the size is right....
     
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  6. steur

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    Congrats, Joe. A hat of real stature added to the fold. I do wonder why Stetson made some of them with the usual grosgrain ribbon and some with petersham.
     
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  7. steur

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    Recent find.
    Crosby and Company bowler. Size 7 1/2 (60) with the brim at 5,5cm and the crown at about 12,5cm, which is slightly lower than usual. Pre-war, made for Kaufman. Great hand to the felt. A few loose stitches, but in great shape.

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  8. steur

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    Some sellers don't know and really don't care. Found this one at an auction for €2. I'll have that, thank you very much.
    Borsalino fedora in grey (no label inside the hat).I think it's a bismuto colour. Qualitá extra superiore. Size 57 with the raw edge brim at 5,5cm and the crown at 10,5cm. Likely mid to late sixties or even early seventies. The lack of a label could mean it was made for Borsalino by another manufacturer.
    Lightweight hat at only 98 grams.
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  9. Pellie

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    2 euro hahaha that is what i call a dealbreaker. Great find.
     
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  10. steur

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    Thanks, Marcel. Would love to find some every day.
     
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  12. Pellie

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    Thank you Steve.
     
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  13. Blare

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    Thanks Marcel
     
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  14. Blare

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    not much more I can ask for as a Florida hat. May have set a record for me being on top my head four days in a row :D

    It is interesting how much variation there was with this named model whereas the Whippet and Strat were for the most part the same look over their runs. I’m guessing they were trying to pin down what should be the look. Also for only $2.50 over the Whippet’s $10 price point it doesn’t seem that many folks went for the upgrade.

    I know some don’t care for the look of the petersham… and I sorta get it. It really does go nicely on those earlier ones. But there is something about the wider ribbon on this one that gives off that stately vibe you described.
     
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    Mine has a petersham ribbon and while I usually do not like those on my hats, it seems to fit the Flagship rather well. It is a great hat, but like the Whippet we run the risk of attributing magical qualities to it, which is does not have. Stetson has made a number of hats that are its match or more in my opinion. Along with its higher price it could be the reason why it didn't take off like Stetson's more popular models.
     
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  16. Blare

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    Royal Stetson Whippet

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    Royal Stetson Whippet
    Medium to Dark Bluish Grey
    4 3/4 crown as shaped (about 5 1/2 open)
    1 5/8 black grosgrain ribbon
    2 1/2 brim with 3/8 grey grosgrain binding

    Though I’ve been making an effort limit the arrival of new hats of late and I had been doing fairly well until four hats were special enough to slip past my ‘HAS’ defenses in the same week. But I do have to think if you have a 4 hat week and the hat you are least excited about is a Stetson Whippet… it’s probably a real good hat week. This whippet is definitely not without its faults though it came at a price I could not pass up. Could use a cleaning in some spots…. There is a small tear in the rear of the brim I will attempt to repair… and the sweat has some tears. And while a steaming may be in its near future… A good brushing allowed it to shape nicely and revealed its real nice real nice coloring.

    The fourth hat by the way will have to wait for a little bit longer as the seller is a bit delayed in their shipping… but I do believe it will not disappoint.

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  17. Rmccamey

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    Cool color, Joe.

     
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  18. Blare

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    Thanks Randy
     
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  19. Pellie

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    Thanks to a tip from Stefan @steur i bought this black Barbisio. It's in a very great condition. According to the seller it's from the 60's. Who knows?
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  20. Steve1857

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    Looks great, Marcel. I'd say that time frame was about right.
    Stefan is great at finding and selling hats on to his fellow Loungers. He's also very generous in his tips.
     
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