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  1. Blare

    Blare I'll Lock Up

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    Wow… that is probably the most destroyed shipping box I’ve seen. Glad it managed to arrive and you were able to work your magic and bring it back to life.
     
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  2. Blare

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    Genuine Panama Fedora from Muse’s Atlanta
    5 inch crown
    2 3/4 brim
    Very fine weave
    Rich Burgundy Pug

    This beauty finally arrived and I am really happy with it. It has the finest weave of any Panama I own… but by just a hair finer than The Colonel by Lamsom Hubbard. I love the crisp fedora styled blocking… and even though when the brim is up it kinda snaps to a very awkward high angle.. it snaps down with ease and holds a rather nice firm shape. The LH on the other hand doesn’t like to stay down and is a bit loose and bouncy. Just a different personality. I love the rich deep burgundy color of the puggaree. Tomorrow the travel mate in this duo deal!

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  3. mayserwegener

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    Joe,

    Thanks! I have never encountered anything like this before.

    Super find! The Geninue Panama is fantastic!
     
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  4. Blare

    Blare I'll Lock Up

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    Thank you Steve
     
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  5. Bill Hughes

    Bill Hughes Call Me a Cab

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    Love this one Joe. Perfection!
     
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  6. steur

    steur

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    Beautiful hat, Daniele and a piece of Italian hatting history to boot.
     
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  7. steur

    steur

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    Very interesting piece and I agree with the others that it looked good on you, Daniele. Great find.

    Looks good. Can't really go wrong with an Open Road.

    If they have the yellow cellophane covering in the liner: buy at once! Nice catch, Marcel.

    Oooh, that's a killer, Brent. Randy @Rmccamey was kind enough some time ago to send me one of those; one of the finest hats I have (because it's sitting safely in its box I don't wear it nearly enough).

    Very satisfying to see hats come back to life with ease after looking that battered. Not counting pre-war ones I like Maysers with the off-white liners best. Beautiful homburg. Steve.
     
  8. steur

    steur

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    Fantastic panama, Joe. Now is the time to get those, while you still can. It seems to be a dying breed.
     
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  9. steur

    steur

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    This one came in last week, but the weather didn't allow taking any pics. Here they are though.
    Borsalino fedora Qualitá Extra in brown (likely Caffe). Size 56 with the raw edge brim at 6,5cm and the crown at 10,5cm at the pinch. Sold by Bubani of Ravenna. Sweatband is not the original one and likely the label went missing when it was replaced. Judging by the liner and it material it is quite early but not pre-war. I'm thinking forties.

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    Bubani of Ravenna is an interesting shop. It was taken over from the previous owners (the Foschini name that is mentioned on the liner) in 1904 and renamed Bubani. In 1923 the shop was remodeled in a truly glorious way. It catered to the well-to-do of Ravenna and provided imported hats and clothing, mostly from England, like Tress and Scott. Can't find any information about the closing date of the shop, but thankfully the shop front was saved.

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    Both the Bubani name (left) and Foschini (right) can be seen on the shop-front.
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  10. Steve1857

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    Super catch, Stefan. Really like the liner on it. Thanks for the hat shop photos and history lesson. I love hearing bout such things.
     
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  11. Blare

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    Thank you for the compliments Bill.
     
  12. Blare

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    Thank you Stefan. I feel quite lucky to have found the two finer weave Panama I have. And especially lucky in this one considering the price I paid and that it’s a style I’m more comfortable wearing than my Lumson Hubbard. I’m also grateful for friends like @BobHufford who think of me when they run across certain hats.
     
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  13. steur

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    Thanks, Steve. The liner was what made me buy this one (plenty of brown Borsalinos on the shelf already). I was hoping for a label inside the hat, but that has been and gone. Finding information about the shops is always a bonus though.
     
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  14. mayserwegener

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    Stefan, Thank you! I was mostly worried about the Sweatband but it turned out ok.
     
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  15. mayserwegener

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    Stefan, Super find! I really like the Felt color, Bow design and Form. The Liner stamp harkens back to pre 1940s.
     
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  16. Blare

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    What lies beneath…. The Reveal!

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    Knox Twenty - Grey
    5 inch crown as shaped
    2 1/4 inch brim with Custom Edge
    2 1/8 black grosgrain ribbon

    Here is the travel partner of yesterday’s Panama. While the Muse’s Panama was definitely the show stopper.. The Knox Twenty is still certainly no slouch. Now I never before had a hat arrive covered in rain protection… I was quite surprised that underneath this was still on of the dustiest hats I’ve encountered. Not visually dirty.. but man did I brush a pile of dirt out of this thing which did help to awaken the felt a bit. Now certainly not all Knox Twenty are made the same and my brown early 50s twenty is one of my most robust hats. I would guess this one to be more mid to late 1950s as dimension wise this is a slightly less substantial hat. The brim comes in at 2 1/4 instead of 2 1/2 and the crown seems a tad smaller. Interestingly while the crown currently sits at just under 5 inches as shaped. The manufacturing tag indicates 4 1/8…. So I am guessing it used to sport a much deeper center dent. It does still have the Knox logo wind trolley though for whatever reason this one seems to be for show as the entire string is not attached and is just looped around for show. I’m not sure if that is original or if a previous owner just cut it off and tied it that way. Either way it is no deal breaker for me as I have yet to actually use any of my wind trolleys and as such are always just for show for me. Proportion wise these dimensions actually work quite well for me and make a very comfortable and wearable hat. While my older brown Knox Twenty is quite the specimen… this grey Knox Twenty is really quite the daily wear kind of hat for me. Thank you goes out to @BobHufford for alerting me to both the great hats from the last two day.

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  17. PanosChris

    PanosChris Practically Family

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    That's great, Joe. Congrats!

    Lovely! The nap is slightly longer, isn't it?
     
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  18. steur

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    Nice catch, Joe. A classic looking well made hat: love it.
     
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  19. The Shoe

    The Shoe Practically Family

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    A package arrived today from the Village Hat Shop. Two hats for Etsuko. One palm straw…
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    One wool felt…
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    And since we could get another hat without paying more postage, I ordered a Milan Stratoliner. C5E36683-8518-4C10-A565-3AF89F0360D3.jpeg 3DF23F35-0EB4-4AEC-981C-16DDEBF7EED1.jpeg
     
  20. Steve1857

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    A wise move getting that extra hat in, Gary :) Love the plane on the ribbon.
    Etsuko's hats look very stylish indeed.
     
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