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I think you're right about Scott. Isn't your Knox Arminto clone from Wolf Brothers?
A wolf in sheeps clothing.

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Penney’s Marathon
Medium Charcoal Grey
4 3/4 Crown as shaped
1 1/8 matching grosgrain ribbon
2 1/4 brim with 1/8 matching binding

Came across this cool Penney’s Marathon at a super low Buy It Now price that I could not pass up. The photos showed it would need some reshaping… and on top of that it arrived in a box about half the size of the hat. So a serious steaming and brushing was in order. I think it came out quite well. While brushing, I was able to minimize a few discoloration spots that actually hide themselves fairly well. There are a few moth nips here and there.. but nothing too bad.

I really like the color of the felt.. a medium charcoal grey. The tones somehow shift from blue to yellow depending light. I love the styling with the signature Marathon ribbon work.

It was sold as a size 7 though from the pictures the size tag appeared to also have a fraction after the 7 that I could not make out. Turns out the size is 7 1/4. Somehow however… due to I’m guessing a little bit of shrinkage it actually fits fairly well. Just seats a tad lower than I regularly wear my hats. Would not want to wear it on a windy day.. but still comfortable.

I have almost another probably early 1950s Marathon with this styling in tan that I really enjoy. This one… Considering the logo and sweat I’m gonna guess a bit later… maybe late 50s early 60s. I figured due to the size.. I might move this one along.. but being that it’s fitting fairly well.. I may keep it around for a little while anyway.

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StoryPNW

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Penney’s Marathon
Medium Charcoal Grey
4 3/4 Crown as shaped
1 1/8 matching grosgrain ribbon
2 1/4 brim with 1/8 matching binding

Came across this cool Penney’s Marathon at a super low Buy It Now price that I could not pass up. The photos showed it would need some reshaping… and on top of that it arrived in a box about half the size of the hat. So a serious steaming and brushing was in order. I think it came out quite well. While brushing, I was able to minimize a few discoloration spots that actually hide themselves fairly well. There are a few moth nips here and there.. but nothing too bad.

I really like the color of the felt.. a medium charcoal grey. The tones somehow shift from blue to yellow depending light. I love the styling with the signature Marathon ribbon work.

It was sold as a size 7 though from the pictures the size tag appeared to also have a fraction after the 7 that I could not make out. Turns out the size is 7 1/4. Somehow however… due to I’m guessing a little bit of shrinkage it actually fits fairly well. Just seats a tad lower than I regularly wear my hats. Would not want to wear it on a windy day.. but still comfortable.

I have almost another probably early 1950s Marathon with this styling in tan that I really enjoy. This one… Considering the logo and sweat I’m gonna guess a bit later… maybe late 50s early 60s. I figured due to the size.. I might move this one along.. but being that it’s fitting fairly well.. I may keep it around for a little while anyway.

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Looks great on you! Nice job cleaning it up. Interesting ribbon work too.
 

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Penney’s Marathon
Medium Charcoal Grey
4 3/4 Crown as shaped
1 1/8 matching grosgrain ribbon
2 1/4 brim with 1/8 matching binding

Came across this cool Penney’s Marathon at a super low Buy It Now price that I could not pass up. The photos showed it would need some reshaping… and on top of that it arrived in a box about half the size of the hat. So a serious steaming and brushing was in order. I think it came out quite well. While brushing, I was able to minimize a few discoloration spots that actually hide themselves fairly well. There are a few moth nips here and there.. but nothing too bad.

I really like the color of the felt.. a medium charcoal grey. The tones somehow shift from blue to yellow depending light. I love the styling with the signature Marathon ribbon work.

It was sold as a size 7 though from the pictures the size tag appeared to also have a fraction after the 7 that I could not make out. Turns out the size is 7 1/4. Somehow however… due to I’m guessing a little bit of shrinkage it actually fits fairly well. Just seats a tad lower than I regularly wear my hats. Would not want to wear it on a windy day.. but still comfortable.

I have almost another probably early 1950s Marathon with this styling in tan that I really enjoy. This one… Considering the logo and sweat I’m gonna guess a bit later… maybe late 50s early 60s. I figured due to the size.. I might move this one along.. but being that it’s fitting fairly well.. I may keep it around for a little while anyway.

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Nice catch, Joe. Suits you well, too.
 
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Penney’s Marathon
Medium Charcoal Grey
4 3/4 Crown as shaped
1 1/8 matching grosgrain ribbon
2 1/4 brim with 1/8 matching binding

Came across this cool Penney’s Marathon at a super low Buy It Now price that I could not pass up. The photos showed it would need some reshaping… and on top of that it arrived in a box about half the size of the hat. So a serious steaming and brushing was in order. I think it came out quite well. While brushing, I was able to minimize a few discoloration spots that actually hide themselves fairly well. There are a few moth nips here and there.. but nothing too bad.

I really like the color of the felt.. a medium charcoal grey. The tones somehow shift from blue to yellow depending light. I love the styling with the signature Marathon ribbon work.

It was sold as a size 7 though from the pictures the size tag appeared to also have a fraction after the 7 that I could not make out. Turns out the size is 7 1/4. Somehow however… due to I’m guessing a little bit of shrinkage it actually fits fairly well. Just seats a tad lower than I regularly wear my hats. Would not want to wear it on a windy day.. but still comfortable.

I have almost another probably early 1950s Marathon with this styling in tan that I really enjoy. This one… Considering the logo and sweat I’m gonna guess a bit later… maybe late 50s early 60s. I figured due to the size.. I might move this one along.. but being that it’s fitting fairly well.. I may keep it around for a little while anyway.

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Good looking hat, Joe. And gills too! Nice.
 

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Two more ebay hats arrived today. Here is the first.

Biltmore Fur Felt Porkpie 2” brim. This was made in Canada, so from time ago, and appears to be NOS.

The seller called this the “Orleans,” but it is an earlier, unnamed model. At one time, Biltmore had only model numbers, not names, as I understand it (based on a conversation Ionce had with the last Canadian employee of theirs in Guelph).

I don’t usually sport feathers in my hats but this just arrived and it hasn’t yet been removed.

The size is 7 1/4 which is my size, but it fits large. A couple felt strips have been inserted. This is definitely not a LO, lots of spread on the sides of my somewhat narrow head. But what the heck

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Very happy with this one. Not actually a new hat but my first attempt to steam a straw hat and I am as happy with it as if it just arrived in the mail.

This is my hemp Strat that was my only straw hat until a few weeks ago. I know these are pretty popular hats here and I’ve had this for three years and it has kept the sun off my head but apart from the color I never really loved it — too bland with the tapered crown and low, wide pinch. So I decided to see what I could do with a steamer.

I pushed up the pinch to 4 1/4 and pushed the back of the crease down to 3 1/2 and forced the sides out to give it more rake and less taper then squeezed the pinch to something more like my felt fedoras. And it worked beautifully—like it’s a whole new hat with a much more vintage look.

Have a good week!

David
 

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