Show or Tell your 'TOP TEN' Hats

Discussion in 'Hats' started by HarpPlayerGene, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. Bamaboots

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    Exactly! I picked mine based on what I'm most likely to grab going out the door. Right now.
     
  2. Tukwila

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    I kind of picked the last ten I'd ever let go if I sold off some hats to retire to Ecuador.... funny how we decide these things. :)
     
  3. AbbaDatDeHat

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    Think i’ll throw the Rat Pack out first,
    then the Trailer Queens. Lol
     
  4. Tukwila

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    Ha! New thread possibilities:

    Top Ten...

    ... Beaters
    ... Rat Pack(ers)/Stingy Brims
    ... First To Sell in The Event of...
    ... Moth-Eaten Rags
    ... Faux Distressed (who has ten of these????)
    ... Straw/Summer Lids
     
  5. AbbaDatDeHat

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    ^^^i been wanting to start a hat delivery nightmares thread. Think Ace Ventura USPS.
    B
     
  6. steur

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    Splendid hats, Doug. Can't choose between them of course. The Knox catches my eye though.
     
  7. steur

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    It's one jawdropper after another. Makes me all greedy.
     
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  8. Tonio

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    Thought I'd give this a shot. Not easy to narrow down.

    1890s Borsalino
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    Borsalino stiff brim
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    1920-1930 Borsalino
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    Stetson Boss Raw Edge Clear Nutria
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    Stetson No.1 Quality "The Fray"
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    Stetson 1900 Paris Exposition
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    1930s Stetson No.1 Quality
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    Borsalino light weight
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    Borsalino Colombo XXXX
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    1935-1940 Borsalino MVSN bustina
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  9. Bamaboots

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    Thanks for posting these, Tonio. Stellar lineup and I'm sure you're already reconsidering your choices if you're anything like me about hats.

    Like them all but that flat brim Borsa fascinates me. That's a real spaghetti western. I credit Alan with that phrase more than Sergio Leone.
     
  10. Frunobulax

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    I think I need to sit down and catch my breath.

    Impressive.


    Sent directly from my mind to yours.
     
  11. Bamaboots

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    Tonio, is there a binding under the brim of this hat. May be the lighting and my eyes. Also, the dual (stacked) three ply ribbon is pretty unique.
     
  12. drmaxtejeda

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    From what you've told me of your life, it doesn't seem you need a testosterone boost, my friend.

    Sent from my LG-H870 using Tapatalk
     
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  13. Tonio

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    Hi yes it has come unsewn in that one little area. I mistyped it is a clear nutria. Has the originals owners name in it.

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  14. Bamaboots

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    This is very cool. The second time this week a similarly styled hat has shown up bearing only the quality designation but with exactly the same appts., brim and ribbon. Alan wore one earlier in the week and now this. Very close to what Stetson called the Arminty model.

    I have a 60's era 3X I picked up a couple of months ago, styled the same and it was the first I had seen of one outside a catalog. Now these two. Thanks for the additional pics.
     
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  15. Tonio

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    Thanks for the info! I'll check out Alan's. By the way your top 10 is fantastic!
     
  16. Redfokker

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    Very impressive Tonio, museum quality! I'm interested in the 1890s Borsalino. The lines of that brim are incredible, do you wear it?
     
  17. Tonio

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  18. MondoFW

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    Some fantastic hats here. Can you share the inside of the 1900 Exposition hat?
     
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  19. Daniele Tanto

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    Hat interesting and historically very important because still with its leather packaging. Because of its shape, it is almost certainly a hat worn by a coachman or a coach driver, probably employed full-time in a noble or upper middle class family. Its shape is very old and dates back to the early nineteenth century, used by the nobles was then used in its form for the drivers of carriages, I think it could be even older than 1890, but it is only my guess.

    This is a "Bustina" (field cap) of a second lieutenant, the star is the military grade corresponding to sottotentene, two stars is a lieutenant and three stars is a captain. The owner of this "Bustina" belonged to MVSN https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackshirts
    This is a historical relic of World War II or shortly before
     
  20. Tonio

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    Thanks
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