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

  1. Steve1857

    Steve1857 I'll Lock Up

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    Not a bad start to the new hat year at all, Stefan. Love that liner.
     
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  2. steur

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    Let's see if we can improve even further the rest of the year, Steve. Thanks.
     
  3. mayserwegener

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    Tonak "Brillant" "бриллиант", 58 cm possibly mid 1950s. This fantastic Velour was found by Brent and kindly offered to me a few months ago. The condition of the light colored Velour is excellent along with the all the components. The Velour felt is very pliable and easily dry creases. The liner is really special along with the Russified Tonak mark. This hat was made for the Russian market. The Sweatband mark "бриллиант" is Russian for "Brillant".

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    Here is a probably a slightly later Tonak "Brillant" made for the Czech market.

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  4. Steve1857

    Steve1857 I'll Lock Up

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    Wonderful find by Brent. Perfect it ended up in your collection, Steve. Love the Cyrillic script. It's a post war piece of history in more ways than one.
     
  5. Blare

    Blare I'll Lock Up

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    Fabulous hat Steve. Perfect for your collection
     
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  6. mayserwegener

    mayserwegener

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    Tonak "Brillant" "бриллиант", 58 cm possibly mid 1950s. This fantastic Velour was found by Brent and kindly offered to me a few months ago. The condition of the light colored Velour is excellent along with the all the components. The Velour felt is very pliable and easily dry creases. The liner is really special along with the Russified Tonak mark. This hat was made for the Russian market. The Sweatband mark "бриллиант" is Russian for "Brillant".

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    https://germanaustrianhats.invisionzone.com/topic/348-tonak-brillant/
    Joe, Thank you!
     
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  7. steur

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    Whoa, Steve. That is indeed a brilliant hat. What an amazing find. A beauty.
     
  8. mayserwegener

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    Stefan, Thank you! Brent gets all the credit on the great find! :)
     
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  9. Navy blue Barlesoni:

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    More in the Barlesoni? Thread.
     
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  10. Black Puerto Fino Concord 278. 5 5/8” open crown and 2 5/8” raw edge brim. The felt is decent and a noticeable step up from the Barlesoni posted above. It’s sized 7 3/4 but I’d say it runs a bit small and fits closer to a 7 5/8. It has a rather short section of shark gills and it came with a wind trolley. Surprisingly, the liner is sewn in. I believe this company made the Worth and Worth hats that also came from Colombia. This was a great deal and a keeper.


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  11. Dobbs Gay Prince:

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    More in The Dobbs Diner.
     
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  12. Blare

    Blare I'll Lock Up

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  13. Mean Eyed Matt

    Mean Eyed Matt Practically Family

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    Thanks to a tip from Panos now freshly arrived in my possession:

    C. G. Wilke (Guben) "Blitz" velour in a grey called "Feldgrau" = field grey.
    Height open crown at 15.0 cm; centre dent at 10.0 cm; brim at 5.5 cm
    The velour felt is great, incredibly soft and flexible - but not to be compared
    with my Hückel "Prima" or the "Superior" or a "Sigma - Seal Velour",
    but this is rather due to the fact that the velour hair of the Wilke is shorter
    (different "quality") and therefore feels different anyway.
    The town of Höchst was incorporated into Frankfurt/Main in 1928,
    so the hat (see seller's stamp on the sweat) must date later
    - but that was likely anyway.
    The model name and the colour designation, together with the sweat,
    which in my opinion is of rather "inferior" quality, made me think
    that the otherwise wonderful hat with a beautiful hand was made
    back in wartime at the beginning of the 1940s. But that is only a guess...

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  14. Daniele Tanto

    Daniele Tanto My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Here we are with the new year and a recent discovery of 2022.
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    It has come out a new source of Borsalino here half a kilometer from my office, bequest of an old gentleman
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    The color and type of felt is called "M. Volga" and the type of hat band is written in pen (c. Joe 24), as you can see.
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    The hat is unlined and light enough with a very soft and malleable felt, made of furs+wool finished with heather colors and a medium furs
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    The gentleman used a lot the Borsalinos which are the core of his collection, all shaped like this one
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    I bought the ones I liked the most, taking into account that all of them have had continuous use
     
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  15. Daniele Tanto

    Daniele Tanto My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    The second and last Borsalino of the January 2022 series, I left the others to the heirs, not because they are not very interesting, but because I have too many.
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    The color and type of felt are called "Opale" and the hatband is "Nera" the type of hat is Dol_osan, I can't read the fourth syllable.
    Averla interno.jpg The hat is lined and light enough to be super malleable.
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    The shape is the original one after the hat has been "restored" from too many folds given by an inaccurate storage
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    The dimensions are: the brims, over-sewn are 6 cm, the crown at its lowest point is 10 cm. and the ribbon is 4cm. pleated
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    This felt is also special, finished with a short fur, continuous color and beautiful touch and malleability.
    The hats were all bought in the same shop in Verona that I vaguely remember
     
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  16. mayserwegener

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    Dunn & Co. Ltd London Provinces, "Austrian Velour", "Romeo", English Size 7 1/8 possibly mid to later 1930s. Based on the paper label format I believe this hat was made by Anton Peschel Neutitschein (APN). I would like to thank Panos for making this fantastic Austrian Velour available to me. The Velour is all around (color, finish and hand) really fantastic. The Velour is more Close Cropped and has high gloss. The Velour is also very pliable but still holds it's shape. All the components are of high quality and the condition is excellent. APN Soft and Stiff Felt Hats are rare finds so major props to Panos.

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  17. Blare

    Blare I'll Lock Up

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    1920's Stetson Select "The Fray”
    Midnight Navy Blue - Thin Light Weight Felt
    5 1/4 Crown
    Bright Orange Grosgrain Ribbon
    2 1/2" Brim with whip stitched edge
    Double row of brim stitching

    My goal of late with new hats has been to only go for hats that are rare, old or unusual and unlike others in my collection… Or hats that really just “Speak to me”. This one managed to check just about all the boxes. In fact this one not only spoke to me on its own.. it also spoke to me via friends Anthony and @BobHufford. @Garrett was kind enough to work out a deal with me on this beautiful hat that I just knew had to be in my collection. But it wasn’t till the hat arrived that I realized there may have been a reason this hat was “speaking to me”. I mean as if I needed a reason other than the beautiful dark midnight blue felt that is so thin and easily shaped… it the realm of Vita-Felt. Or other than the wildly unusual bright Orange ribbon. Or the I have not come across a 1920s Stetson Select The Fray… if not for any of those reason… as I looked at it today.. I realized looking at the sweatband that the the store where this hat was originally sold matched my own sir name. (Unless I am miss reading the script… but certainly close enough). Oh yes… this hat has come home where it belongs. Thank you again to Garrett for being a rock star! And to Bob and Anthony for somehow knowing where this hat needed to be.

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    By the by…. I can’t help but think of the gentleman who walked into McCarthy The Hatter in Lafayette, Indiana in the 1920s and saw this gorgeous midnight blue hat with its bright Orange ribbon nestled among a sea of grey and black hats… and said “That one… that one right there! That’s the hat for me!”
     
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  18. Steve1857

    Steve1857 I'll Lock Up

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    A truly wonderful looking hat, Joe. It would stand out in any collection. Congrats.
     
  19. PanosChris

    PanosChris Practically Family

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    Most excellent!!
     
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  20. The Shoe

    The Shoe Practically Family

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    Just wow! Not a colour combination I would have come up with, but it looks fantastic!
     
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