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crawlinkingsnake

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Tell me about the straw Boater. Purchased one today. A Dobbs perhaps 60 years old at an antique shop. Actually in pretty good shape but too small for me to wear.

Now thinking maybe I should have one for myself to wear come spring/summer.

What is the history of the boater? Are they still produced today? By perhaps Dobbs?
 

Tomasso

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I think he's looking to be......

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I keed, I keed......;)
 

Shangas

I'll Lock Up
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The boater was invented in Italy. It was originally the headgear of Venetian gondoliers, which is why it's called a "boater". And yes, you can still buy them brand-new.
 

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