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Discussion in 'Hats' started by Rundquist, May 4, 2004.
It Sure Is........
....and so is that Huckel. :eusa_clap
Very unique. I like it! :eusa_clap
A light steaming should help.
My Holy Grail has been obtained!
Sage Green Whippet.
Thanks to Zetwal (Eric) I have finally, after over a year of looking, obtained a Green Whippet! This hat has got some age to it too! First off the Bow is different than the other Whippets I have and the sweat is un-reeded. The liner doesn't say Whippet on it but the sweat does. I sent this off to Graham at Optimo for a cleaning, I wanted him to ship it back to me open crowned, he called me and told me that at some point this hat had been stiffened and he didn't think I could handle creasing it myself. I took his advice but I didn't like the way he creased it and I re-creased myself (it wasn't too difficult).
I love the look of this hat! Thanks again Eric!
Jimmy (JTL) What's your guess on the age?
Great hat! very unusual (for me) that it doesn't say whippet on the liner. BTW Thanks to Eric I also found my perfect whippet!:eusa_clap
Congrats on nabbing your Grail lid, Gary! :eusa_clap :eusa_clap :eusa_clap
Nice looking specimen, at that. Is that a copper-colored ribbon? Looks great against the green felt.
The unreeded sweat, combined with the presence of "Whippet" on the sweat (as opposed to the liner), along with that particular ribbon style, suggest early to mid-40's to me. By the late forties, "Whippet" appeared on the liner, and the sweats were reeded. Also, the ribbon style had changed to the more familiar style that prevailed through the fifties.
Enjoy your Whippet! (I'm sure you will...)
Thanks JTL! But I just looked a little closer at the sweat, it is reeded but the reed is cloth not the familiar black plastic. And yes the ribbon is Copper, very cool!
GWD, I enjoyed seeing and reading your post. It's great when one of us gets a hat he's/she's really been wanting to own. Congrats!!
Yup -- we're talking about the same thing. That particular sweat treatment is consistent with early/mid 40's.
New pictures and details in the Borsalino Brotherhood thread. Check it out!
Wormser Panama Custom Quality.
This is what it looked like, out of the box.
After a cold water wash and a reshape.
I've seen more than one Knox, but this is my first Charles Knox.
Two tone bow. Tasteful, if tiny, pin.
The paper tag looks HATCO, but from the price, I'd guess a few years ago.
I kind of like it.
It kinda' likes you too! Those both look pretty darn good, J.T. Nice save on the straw. :eusa_clap
One of the nicest Hückels, I have seen!! Perfect! :eusa_clap :eusa_clap :eusa_clap
Wow that is a beautiful Hückel! I would like to see a picture of the paper label if possible.
Nice find. They were out of the same town (Lindenberg) as Mayser.
Very nice, Gary. I wonder if you might be able to post some additional more detailed pictures of the bow on that one. I have a gray Whippet with what I think is a similar treatment. I thought the ribbon may have been replaced at some point in a sloppy fashion, but I may have an older lid than I realized.
The tails at the back of my bow seem to be turned under and tacked.
That is a nice purchase, sir. The crease has interest as does the thin binding. Great color too.
I like it too, JT. Especially the wide brim and bow treatment. Very sharp!