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Finally one that I haven't posted before. A Lock&Co hat in brown (chestnut), size 60. Overwelt brim at 5,5cm and crown 10 cm at the pinch. This one had a bit of an overhaul althought all the original features were left intact. The blocking was off for some reason and the hat was missing its liner. So Fleur made a new liner and reblocked the hat. It is now a Lock&Co as it's supposed to be. I could use this one as a swimming pool, but it was the first Lock&Co I bought, just to know what quality the oldest hat shop in the world offers. To be honest: I've seen better. Still a decent enough hat though and you don't see many of them around.

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Hmmmmm, I actually wear swimming pools!:rolleyes:;)
M:)
I was thinking about trying to convince BobHufford that it is actually a homburg in disguise and he only needs to stretch it a tad, just to get him to part with that gorgeous Brent hat in my size he found himself owning.:D
But I don't think that he'll go for that story for some reason...
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I was thinking about trying to convince BobHufford that it is actually a homburg in disguise and he only needs to stretch it a tad, just to get him to part with that gorgeous Brent hat in my size he found himself owning.:D
But I don't think that he'll go for that story for some reason...
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Ha, ha, ha... :D

I put a piece of tape with your name on it on the Brent. I'll have to go through the pile to see what else is there. :)
 

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drmaxtejeda

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Sorry. Posted this in the wrong thread.

Happy, happy.
I just bought this vintage Hardeman.
It was on Moon's Instagram page, and I thought it was one of the hats that I couldn't get from his sell-off, and I was a little put out about it. It was different, because of the texture.

I guess Moon must have sold it before, because I saw it on eBay and clicked on the "Buy it Now" button, without placing a bid. I didn't want to run the risk of it escaping me a second time. :)
Now I just have to track down the other 130 hats that got away. :D
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My first post on this forum!

Hat pictured is a Battersby I'm guessing of pre-WW2 vintage. The cool thing is the DOUBLE BRIM. It's actually TWO hats with one nested inside the other. Liner shows faded Battersby logo. Brim is 3 3/4".

Battersby sold hats to South Africa starting around the turn-of-the-century. I've added pic of Nairobi shop named on the sweat band. At one time Battersby sold more hats in South Africa than it did in England.

If you look closely you can see the 10mm hole that goes through crown and liner and was neatly patched/sewn back up again. Bullet hole??

Cheers!
 

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My first post on this forum!

Hat pictured is a Battersby I'm guessing of pre-WW2 vintage. The cool thing is the DOUBLE BRIM. It's actually TWO hats with one nested inside the other. Liner shows faded Battersby logo. Brim is 3 3/4".

Battersby sold hats to South Africa starting around the turn-of-the-century. I've added pic of Nairobi shop named on the sweat band. At one time Battersby sold more hats in South Africa than it did in England.

If you look closely you can see the 10mm hole that goes through crown and liner and was neatly patched/sewn back up again. Bullet hole??

Cheers!
First of all: welcome to the lounge! And the entry post is quite an interesting one. We don't get to see many Battersby hats and earlier ones are even more rare. Great find. There are some posts (or maybe even a thread) somewhere concerning double brimmed hats. Very cool hat.
 
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Came in a couple of days ago. Had to have this because I missed out on a similar Dunn&Co shortly before this one.
Tress&Co velour, or Coypu Finish (whatever you want to call it) in grey, Size 56, with the brim at 6cm and the crown 11cm at the pinch. Because it came with the date stamped original box I can say it's from 1950. Nice hand and soft felt, esprecially one the crown, which did not want to sit and stay shaped in my usual picture set-up.
Coypu means nutria of course, but it's hard to tell if the felt is actually nutria.

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Came in a couple of days ago. Had to have this because I missed out on a similar Dunn&Co shortly before this one.
Tress&Co velour, or Coypu Finish (whatever you want to call it) in grey, Size 56, with the brim at 6cm and the crown 11cm at the pinch. Because it came with the date stamped original box I can say it's from 1950. Nice hand and soft felt, esprecially one the crown, which did not want to sit and stay shaped in my usual picture set-up.
Coypu means nutria of course, but it's hard to tell if the felt is actually nutria.

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Super interesting hat Stefan. I must admit Coypu escaped me as to being Nutria. Love the finish and color. Good to see the details of the one you were sporting the other day.

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