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Discussion in 'Hats' started by Chepstow, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. steur

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    Great find, Mike. Way back when customs saw fit to collect 33 cents for both customs and delivery fees!
     
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    Oh my, Mike, that is fantastic. Love it, love it, love it. Great catch.

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    Those were the days [emoji4]

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  4. 65 Classic

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    Dunn & Co in Hurricane Grey

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    Joseph Wilson&Sons of Denton, England, "the Wilson Hat" homburg in black. Size 57, but fits me perfectly. Bound brim at a generous 6,5cm and crown 11cm at the center dent. Quite large proportions for a homburg, but it doesn't look it. It still appears a fairly sleek looking hat. Late forties or early fifties, but could even be pre-war.

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  7. Steve1857

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    Super new addition to your British hat collection, Stefan. Great overall shape. Love that Manchester liner.

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  8. steur

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    Thank you, Steve. I had kind of acquired it with you in mind, but it turned out to be an almost exact fit for me. Djeez;)
     
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    Damn [emoji4].

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  10. PanosChris

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    This is just the second English hat I found in the local market (the other one went to Steve in Denmark ;) ).

    Moores in green "short" long hair finish, size 57 (UK 7) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Crown at around 13cm as open, brim 5.5cm with overwelt. Quite small proportions for my preferences but it's a long hair and Green ! (I hope Stefan will forgive me for that :) ).

    Unfortunately the label is glued with the liner :([​IMG]

    It was made for one of the oldest clothing stores in Horten, Vestfold[​IMG]

    Opening advertisement poster in 1909[​IMG]

    Hard to capture but a nice sheen on this one [​IMG]

    I have no info on the brand or the age of the hat I am afraid.

    Panos

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  11. Steve1857

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    Super find, Panos. Fantastic colour. Love the old ad from 1909, too. Moores were one of the great Manchester hat makers even though it says London on the label. You've got yourself a quality hat there, my friend.

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    http://www.pittdixon.go-plus.net/denton/moores.htm

    Here's a little piece about Moores, Panos.

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  13. PanosChris

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    Thanks Steve for compliments and info. It's a nice little hat very well made for sure. In addition and although most of my vintage findings come from ebay, I find the local hunting more appealing :)

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  14. steur

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    No forgivness needed, Panos: that is a great hat! Hard to find other than more formal hats by Moores actually and that one looks to be in great shape.
     
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    Absolutely. It's the best way to hunt hats [emoji4]

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  16. PanosChris

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    Thanks Stefan :)

    It looses the excellent due to some light moth spots on the underbrim, but after steaming and brushing are only visible under certain lights and angles.

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  17. steur

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    It's been a while since one was posted here. But here's one I found this week.
    Woodrow&Sons fedora in brown heather felt called "mix" on the label. Size 57 with the raw edge brim at 5cm and the crown 11,5cm at the center dent. I'm guessing late fifties or early sixties. made especially for A.H. Kuyper of Enschede, Holland.

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  18. steur

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    A recent find.
    Scott&Co in grey. English made. Size 58 with the bound brim at 6,5cm and the crown at 10,5cm at the center dent. Quite a pronounced flange in the back on this one. Late forties to early fifties is my guess.

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  19. Mean Eyed Matt

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    Interesting style on this one:
    Could it have been designed for a raised brim?
     
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  20. steur

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    It could have been and I've been thinking that myself. I tried it brim up but it was not a consistent flange as I would have expected it to be had it been designed as a "camber" style.
     

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