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The Dobbs Diner...

Discussion in 'Hats' started by DanielJones, May 18, 2007.

  1. Is that a 7 1/2? ;)
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  2. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda Call Me a Cab

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    Yes. And it still is.

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  3. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda Call Me a Cab

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    In my estimation, my Dobbs One Hundred has the nicest felt. Better even than my Dobbs Fifty, which is second. I felt both with my eyes closed, but it wasn't really necessary. It was pretty noticeable.
    Then, in third place, the 7XCB, and in fourth the Stetson One Hundreds.

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  4. Here are two Dobbs additions. One a 50's Game Bird......the other a 20's Derby.....
    The Game Bird is a 7 1/4 LO (which of course does not fit me) and the other a surprising 7 1/2 which does........
    The Game Bird is a great Dark Brown heathered felt (Dobbs called them game mixtures) with a 2 7/16 underwelt brim with 5 1/2 inch crown...and a cool 1 1/8 inch felted ribbon (same felt as the hat)...really, really soft malleable felt!
    The Derby has a 5 1/4 crown and 2 1/4 brim! The cool hat brush came with the Derby hat! I won't mention the malleable felt on the Derby, because of course.....it isn't.:rolleyes:;)
    BUT, it did have the pricetag behind the sweat......$7.50.
    Enjoy,
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  5. ofcoursemyhorse

    ofcoursemyhorse Practically Family

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    40's Dobbs Homburg in a wonderful shade of forest green. Dobbshomburg3.jpg

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  6. steur

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  7. drmaxtejeda

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    Dobbs Game Bird.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  8. DaveProc

    DaveProc Familiar Face

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  9. alanfgag

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    An unusual Dobbs Gay Prince, no liner, lightweight heather felt and missing the whipstitch detailing on the self ribbon. 1940s HCA manufacturing label and $12.50 price sticker. The Gay Prince trademark was filed in 1946 (the year of this advertisement) but the filing shows a first use in trade date of 1940. From the felt (which might contain wool) and the sweatband, I think this is possibly a wartime era GP, but that is just a guess of course.

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  10. Bill Hughes

    Bill Hughes One Too Many

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    Very interesting. I think I prefer the non-stitched ribbon.
     
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  11. alanfgag

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    I think I like them both... gayprince051111.jpg
     
  12. Tonio

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    Dobbs V.V.L. (Very Very Light) Twenty with Guild Edge. I'm impressed with how malleable the felt is. The sweatband is great too. I believe the brim is about 2-1/2".

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  13. mayserwegener

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    Super! How much does it weigh?
     
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  14. Tonio

    Tonio A-List Customer

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    Thanks! It was 3.4oz. Wonder how it stacks up to other lightweights?
     
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  15. alanfgag

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    Wonderful find. The weight is on the heavy side for featherweights, typically made with a "two ounce" felt. The lightest I have has a grosgrain sweatband and weighs in close to 2 1/2 ounces with a liner, if I remember correctly. Some with a leather sweatband seem to come in closer to but under three ounces. I haven't done a weight comparison in a long time, but memory is that the Dobbs Hankachif was among the lightest. I had one from Garrett but have since passed it along.
     
  16. drmaxtejeda

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    Just bought this Dobbs 100.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  18. steur

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    You have developed quite a keen nose to sniff out these "grail" hats, Max. Great find.
     
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  19. drmaxtejeda

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    Thank you, Stefan. Not a keen nose. I just prowl eBay

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  20. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I think you are in the Hat CIA, Station eBay!
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