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J.C. Penney Co - Marathon Hats
Seafoam green/grey unlined felt
Approx 4 inch crown as shaped
Maroon/Navy pug style band
2 1/2 brim with triple stitched overwelt

The travel partner of yesterday’s Marathon.. another Marathon but quite a bit different in styling. Stepping into a bit more of 1940s styling with its wider brim and less substantial crown. A beautiful seafoam green/grey unlined felt and features a very cool duo-tone maroon and navy pug style hat band. And it still has its basting stitches tacking the band in place.. which is very neat. The 2 1/2 brim is finished in what may have been Marathon’s take on Stetson’s wafer edge. A triple stitched dual layer overwelt. It appears as if the welt was sewn and then trimmed as if you look directly at the edge you can see the two layers. If I decide I need to, I may see if I can eek out a bit more height in the crown but for now I will keep as is.

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That is an outrageously cool hat!
 

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Cool find, David. Can we see more of the inside and out?
Thanks, Steve. Yes! There is no liner but the inside tag reveals it was made by Palco Hats. The felt is thick and soft rather like a 1950s 3X OR I used to own. Nice details on the overwelt brim and bow. Looks like it has hardly been worn. The brim is slightly stingy at 2 1/4 but just within the acceptable range for me.
David

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View attachment 453137

J.C. Penney Co - Marathon Hats
Seafoam green/grey unlined felt
Approx 4 inch crown as shaped
Maroon/Navy pug style band
2 1/2 brim with triple stitched overwelt

The travel partner of yesterday’s Marathon.. another Marathon but quite a bit different in styling. Stepping into a bit more of 1940s styling with its wider brim and less substantial crown. A beautiful seafoam green/grey unlined felt and features a very cool duo-tone maroon and navy pug style hat band. And it still has its basting stitches tacking the band in place.. which is very neat. The 2 1/2 brim is finished in what may have been Marathon’s take on Stetson’s wafer edge. A triple stitched dual layer overwelt. It appears as if the welt was sewn and then trimmed as if you look directly at the edge you can see the two layers. If I decide I need to, I may see if I can eek out a bit more height in the crown but for now I will keep as is.

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Some very cool Marathon you've picked up, Joe. Looks like the brim edge in this one was folded over, stitched and then cut. Never seen that before.
 

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Some very cool Marathon you've picked up, Joe. Looks like the brim edge in this one was folded over, stitched and then cut. Never seen that before.
Thank you Stefan. I agree.… I think it is the only reasonable way it could have been done. I don’t really love the way it makes a thicker look. But I do think it is really cool and unusual.
 

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From time to time the Italian hat market reserves unexpected surprises, especially when there are finished hats that have never been put on the market. This has already happened to me with Borsalino and this time it is the turn of two Barbisio built by the Cappellificio Cervo
Barbisio mattone H 6.jpg
Each of the two has a paper label, difficult to photograph, which shows the production data and tells us that the two hats were produced on July 16, 2008
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What denotes these two new purchases is the shape and color.
Barbisio mattone H 3.jpg
They are two small homburgs, very similar to the hunting hat that King George of England found to his taste in Bad Homburg, starting the production of an icon in the world of hat.
Barbisio mattone H 1.jpg
The dimensions are: curled brim at 5 cm, the ribbon that matches the color of the felt is 4 cm high, finished with a light fur, as well as the one that borders the brim. The lowest point of the crown is 10 cm. and the hat can be rounded or sharper, depending on your taste, the felt is super malleable.
Barbisio mattone H 7.jpg
This felt has the color of a "burnt brick", difficult to find in Italian production.
Barbisio mattone H interno.jpg
The lining bears no branding or shop names as well as the sweat band which only has a small branding Barbisio Qualità Extra
Barbisio mattone marchio.jpg
It is a 60 cm. or 7 1/2 US size and it is unworn.
Tomorrow its brother in green for our pleasure
 
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From time to time the Italian hat market reserves unexpected surprises, especially when there are finished hats that have never been put on the market. This has already happened to me with Borsalino and this time it is the turn of two Barbisio built by the Cappellificio Cervo
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Each of the two has a paper label, difficult to photograph, which shows the production data and tells us that the two hats were produced on July 16, 2008
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What denotes these two new purchases is the shape and color.
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They are two small homburgs, very similar to the hunting hat that King George of England found to his taste in Bad Homburg, starting the production of an icon in the world of hat.
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The dimensions are: curled brim at 5 cm, the ribbon that matches the color of the felt is 4 cm high, finished with a light fur, as well as the one that borders the brim. The lowest point of the crown is 10 cm. and the hat can be rounded or sharper, depending on your taste, the felt is super malleable.
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This felt has the color of a "burnt brick", difficult to find in Italian production.
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The lining bears no branding or shop names as well as the sweat band which only has a small branding Barbisio Qualità Extra
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It is a 60 cm. or 7 1/2 US size and it is unworn.
Tomorrow its brother in green for our pleasure
Ah, I should have known that's where they went! Very interesting hat(s). To be honest from seller's pictures I thought they were much older.
 

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Second of the two Barbisio "homburg" It is a 60 cm. or 7 1/2 US size and it is unworn as its yesterday brother.
Barbisio verde Hom 1.jpg
Also in this a paper label, shows the production data and tells us that the hat was produced on July 16, 2008
Barbisio verde Hom 6.jpg
The dimensions are: curled brim at 5 cm, the ribbon that matches the color of the felt is 4 cm high, finished with a light fur, as well as the one that borders the brim. The lowest point of the crown is 10 cm. and the hat can be rounded or sharper, depending on your taste, the felt is super malleable
Barbisio verde Hom 5.jpg
The Cervo hat factory has made these hats since it inherited (1981-2) the Barbisio brand keeping it alive until a few years ago, modeling hats in the tradition of the hat factory of Sagliano Micca. The felt is a pleasant green with the ribbon and trim almost matching the color felt.
Barbisio verde Hom 2.jpg
This too features an unprinted lining with brand name and shop name, so it was built but never released.
Barbisio verde Hom interno.jpg
Only the logo with a small suit stamp is present on the sweatband
Barbisio verde Hom marchio.jpg
With regret and a bit of nostalgia, I note that the Italian production up to about fifteen years ago was still of excellent quality.
 
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Thoroughbred (Beaver Brand) One Hundred Percent Pure Beaver Fur (I've seen this as a 20X, but I don't find that marked on this hat). A dark gray-green that has faded some where it probably was hanging on a wall in the sun -- you can see a shadow of the ribbon strings.

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These BB 100% beaver hats punch above their weight and I’m always looking for another. I love the color of this hat…another 7 1/8…shocking! :)
 

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