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Some pictures of my favorite hats

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Alchemy5150, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. Alchemy5150

    Alchemy5150 New in Town

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    Being a newbie here, just thought I'd share

    Peter's Bros Raiders
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    Rogers Peet Edgely
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    Stetson ???
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    Bailey's Low Profile
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    Country Gentleman Wilton
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  2. J.T.Marcus

    J.T.Marcus Call Me a Cab

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    Welcome to the Lounge. Glad to see some of your favorites. I was in Peters Bros., a while back, and was quite impressed. You have arranged your pics in order of descending value (Peters Bros. to Country Gentleman), which raises an interesting point. If you like a hat, and it makes you feel good when you wear it (regardless of what it cost), then it's a good hat!
    Great showing. :eusa_clap :eusa_clap :eusa_clap
     
  3. jonbuilder

    jonbuilder Practically Family

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    looking good I like the raw edge Bailey. Is there a ribbon I do not see on my screen
     
  4. Goose.

    Goose. Practically Family

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    Yep.

    Nice lids 5150. Thanks for the pics.
     
  5. Alchemy5150

    Alchemy5150 New in Town

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    Yep, all the hats have a ribbon except for the Stetson.
     
  6. Not-Bogart13

    Not-Bogart13 Call Me a Cab

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    As strange as this sounds, I like the Country Gent the best. Though, they all suit you well. It seems you've found just the right style for yourself!

    btw; Nice LotR swords. I have Glamdring, myself.
     
  7. The Elizans

    The Elizans Familiar Face

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    English Dunn & Co c.1933

    Hello!

    I too am a new member to the Fedora Lounge. I have a very specific hat collection; English fur felt snap brims of the 1920's and 1930's.

    I have quite an extensive collection which also includes some nice American and European pieces. For now though, here is my favourite hat, and the one that started my facination with English snap brims- a 1933 G. A. Dunn & Co top-of-the-range navy blue model, Originally belonging to a George Herbert Leek.

    It has a "Real Roan Leather" sweatband and pink satin lining with oil cloth protector. It has a raw edge (which most of my hats have) and a nicely detailed four-folded bow. size is perfect for me; 7 1/8.

    N.B: because I have so many hats, I am thinking of adding a 'secret' page to my website with only links from the Fedora Lounge... I have already started edditing all the photos, so I'll keep you posted!

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  8. Brad Bowers

    Brad Bowers I'll Lock Up

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    Welcome all!

    Alchemy, I like the Edgely the best, and thanks to you I now have another name to add to my Cavanagh-Edge-name list.

    Mr. Elizans (or do I just call you The?;)),

    That's a fine, fine hat. I'm a fan of that period, myself, and can't wait to see more of your collection. The color of the sweatband is really unique, compared to American hats, not to mention the liner. Very, very nice, sir!

    Brad
     
  9. demian

    demian Guest

    @TheElizans:

    Wow. I think we have a winnah' !
    (Although I don't know what you've won..(grin)

    One can truly see the quality of that hat. It lacks for *nothing*..inside and out.

    True, one cannot beat vintage quality I am learning..

    A connoisseur indeed..

    Thanks for posting.


    {EDIT: PS- I had to reply again after reviewing the images and say that hat is an absolute jewel. The attention paid to the lining, etc. It is a diamond. }
     
  10. The Elizans

    The Elizans Familiar Face

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    c.1933 G.A. Dunn & Co Homburg

    I can see I'm going to have a great time sharing my collection and building a friendship with you guys...

    I suppose this hat should really be posted near the one I showed you above; no provenance with this one I'm afraid although one could assume a similar date, c.1933. This is a grey G.A. Dunn & Co Homburg and has exactly the same liner treatment as the snap brim. I have an awful confession to make; when restoring this one (it was white with mildew inside and out!) I lost the paper label with the style name, size and re-order info- I have already cursed myself so you don't have to!

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  11. Warbaby

    Warbaby One Too Many

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    What did you do to undo the mildew?
     
  12. cookie

    cookie I'll Lock Up

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    Uh oh! BK's crown may be challenged....warning ..warning...Doctor Smith...warning ...enemy alien approaching with large selection of classic UK hats...warning....:p :p :p :D :D :eusa_clap :eusa_clap
     
  13. Macheath

    Macheath One of the Regulars

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    Welcome to the lounge! (Well, I'm kind of new myself, actually)

    Now I'm curious, what is the width of the brim on this? I quite like the proportions of it, tall crown with what appears to be a narrow brim (2, maybe 2 1/4 inches?).
     
  14. The Elizans

    The Elizans Familiar Face

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    1930's hat dimensions

    Hi there! Thanks for your interest in this hat. I’m afraid I do not have this one with me at the moment; I will update you on the critical dimensions when we are next reunited… In the meantime, I have this Battersby London 1930’s Ambassador model to hand, it is a very similarly proportioned hat to the Dunn, although the crown is slightly tapered whereas the Dunn is a straight-sided example (which I prefer). Most of the hats I have from this period conform to similar dimensions, so this should give you a rough idea of the size ratios. I absolutely understand this is not the answer to your question, but hopefully it will satisfy your curiosity in the short term!

    Battersby:
    Size: 7 1/8 (English) = 7 1/4 American
    Crown Height (while bashed with centre dent): 5 1/4"
    Brim depth: 2 1/4"
    Grosgrain band width: 2"

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    N.B: This is a great everyday hat for wearing and enjoying; it has had many home-made repairs in its life, some not so good but I decided not to renovate it- the character and charm of the original hand repairs are a reminder of the thrifty times of the interwar and WWII years- its history!
     
  15. The Elizans

    The Elizans Familiar Face

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    Hi Warbaby,

    Because this hat was stripped right down to its component parts, I was able to sponge clean each part with a weak solution of Detol (that’s a brand, do you have that in America?) which is a non-bleaching disinfectant used on carpets, household goods etc. and removed the mould like that. Very easy to do, but a little smelly!

    Regards,

    T.E.
     

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