THE MALLORY MILE

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Mario, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. stetsonofagun

    stetsonofagun One of the Regulars

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    I've got a Mallory that needs to be in here.

    - Andrew
     
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  2. KY Crusader

    KY Crusader A-List Customer

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    Bought this Mallory a couple weeks ago from Teethadore in the classified here. Nice guy, and the hat is exactly as advertised. It's my first vintage, and now I understand what all the fuss is about. The felt is very light and thin, and just melts in your hand like butter. This will be a great summer hat when I get tired of my straw.

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  3. Frunobulax

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    Tasty, Crusader! Mallory made great hats.
     
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  4. RJR

    RJR

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    Very nice :).
     
  5. Frank chops

    Frank chops New in Town

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    I sold Mallory hats in the 40's. Seeing that picture of the ad with the rabbit, reminded me of one of the sales pitches we used: Mallory's are made from Belgim hares. I recall one model that you could roll up put it your pocket and when you wanted to put back on, you just unrolled it, re-blocked it, and voi'la it looked like new.
     
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  6. 65 Classic

    65 Classic Practically Family

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    That Mallory melts beutifuly on you.
     
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  7. Frank chops

    Frank chops New in Town

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  8. 65 Classic

    65 Classic Practically Family

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    This is my first pre Stetson Mallory Ten. Velvety soft. A great hat.

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  9. moontheloon

    moontheloon I'll Lock Up

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  10. 65 Classic

    65 Classic Practically Family

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    Thanks guys. When I first saw the hat, I started to have second thoughts. It had a deep center crease and was pinched front and back. It was a bit of a savage. I read about the Mallory on the Lounge and the rest is history. Thank God for the Lounge. This one is dedicated to the Fedora Lounge.
     
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  11. Frank chops

    Frank chops New in Town

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    l sold Mallory hats, that stitched brim is rare. Just the look of that fur felt compared with the wool felts they try to pass off now is a insult. When I watched the Mad Men show on T.V. And those stupid cheap hats they wore,
    I would yell out : find some Mallory's or pop for a couple of Borsalinos. My wife would shake her head and say, Frank you need help.
     
  12. hatsRme

    hatsRme I'll Lock Up

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    Mallory, Mallorai, Mallorum... We gots Mallory hats here, and I am pleased to present one that arrived yesterday. Look at the SIZE. It's BIG; it's MINE!!!!

    1930's Mallory Century Derby.
     
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  13. buler

    buler My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I saw that one. It was tempting to get it because I've only seen a few Century's. My guess is that it's from 1923. A Century after Mallory started (1823). Just a guess though. Can't remember if I ever found a Century model ad.

    B
     
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  14. alanfgag

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    Wow... fantastic find, Charlie.
     
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  15. hatsRme

    hatsRme I'll Lock Up

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    Thanks gents! A rare bird, indeed!! I did see the reference to the Century model being made circa 1923, but do you think the labels support that? The union sticker was why I was thinking the 1930s.
     
  16. buler

    buler My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I don't see a picture of the union sticker. If it's the later one, then yes, after 1934. Guess my theory on the Century is put to rest.

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  17. hatsRme

    hatsRme I'll Lock Up

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    Sorry about that...
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    You can see the remnants of three other labels on the inside of the sweat, but not enough to make sense of them.
     
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  18. buler

    buler My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    That's the 1934 or earlier union sticker.

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  19. hatsRme

    hatsRme I'll Lock Up

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    So, is it possible that your Century theory still holds up? What might be the oldest you feel this is?
     
  20. buler

    buler My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I don't think my theory holds up. I've reviewed the Mallory MADness thread and see a 1943 ad for a Century. Charlie, your hat has the tombstone shaped logo which I roughly have dated from 1929-1935 (in ads). So it kind of narrows your hat to 1929-1934.

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