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The School of Hard Knox

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Tony in Tarzana, May 12, 2007.

  1. Tony in Tarzana

    Tony in Tarzana My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    OK, how 'bout a thread for our Knox lids? Mine's led a hard life, with a hole in the felt and at least one renovation as evidenced by a tag inside. Here goes...

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    I rebashed it so that the hole in the felt at the front of the crown doesn't show. I guess that's the best that can be done. It's wonderful felt, very soft and in good shape otherwise. It does have the Cav edge.
     
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  2. DOUGLAS

    DOUGLAS My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Ok,Tony, here's mine . It is a Premier
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    Knox Vagabond
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  3. Tony in Tarzana

    Tony in Tarzana My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Nice lids, Douglas!

    Anybody else? Don't Knox it 'til you've tried it. lol
     
  4. here's my only Knox. The Knox Tom 'N Jerry from sometime in the 1940s.

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    Concentric stitching all around the felt, and a great bow treatment.

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  5. Some superb hats from a grand old manufacturer!
     
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  6. Knox hats were so good, they were the only U.S. brand that the legendary Oviatt's carried. In reciprocation, Knox hat stores (in San Francisco and NYC) sold a selection of Oviatt's clothing in the late 1920s.

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  7. DavidVillaJr

    DavidVillaJr One of the Regulars

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    Love that white Knox Vagabond, it reminds me of that little short crook in those Bugs Bunny cartoons - you know the guy, never saw his face, and only came up to the waist of the big galoot thug he hung out with..:D



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  8. DanielJones

    DanielJones I'll Lock Up

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    My recent Knox...

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    It's so soft it just takes what ever bash I put into it yet holds it nicely. The turkey feather was added by the seller. I like the idea of a feather in this one so I may try to get something more colorful for it.

    Baron: I dig on that Tom N' Jerry, the brim stitching is rather interesting. Very nice indeed!:eusa_clap

    Douglas: As usual, a stunning lid.:eusa_clap

    Tony: Even with the hole in it, it is still a fine looking hat. There are just some folks that can make it work quite well. Good show!:eusa_clap

    Cheers!

    Dan
     
  9. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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    Knox 15
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    Knox Tom 'n' Jerry (now sold)
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  10. Snrbfshn

    Snrbfshn A-List Customer

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    I'll toss in a few...

    First and foremost is my Knox 100:
    http://new.photos.yahoo.com/jtban1/album/576460762329105978
    To this day, this is still the only Knox 100 I've seen or even heard about. And the more I've seen what's happened to vintage hat prices, the more surprised I am I paid $28 for it on ebay.

    Next is my Knox 20:
    http://new.photos.yahoo.com/jtban1/album/576460762329106067
    One of my favorite hats, and along with my gray Dunlap Superior, the hat I'm likely to wear with dark suits. Found it in a vintage store in the Careytown neighborhood of Richmond.

    And here is my most recently acquired Knox, the midnight blue Tom 'n' Jerry with its shimmering metallic brim stitching:
    http://new.photos.yahoo.com/jtban1/album/576460762392657274
     
  11. Ande1963

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    These are great! I especially dig the Tom and Jerry.

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  12. DOUGLAS

    DOUGLAS My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    My Lord, that blue Tom&Jerry is one of the most beautiful hats I ever seen.
     
  13. AlanC

    AlanC My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    My word, that's high praise coming from you, Douglas.
     
  14. DOUGLAS

    DOUGLAS My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I mean it too. It is absolutely grand. Every so often a hat come s up that is truely special .... This is one!!
     
  15. Belegnole

    Belegnole One of the Regulars

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    Thread revival

    I've been so happy with this one that I revived the thread....
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  16. HarpPlayerGene

    HarpPlayerGene I'll Lock Up

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    Here are mine...

    Knox Twenty:

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    Knox Tom & Jerry:

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  17. Visigoth

    Visigoth A-List Customer

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    A question: is a Knox Fifteen from an earlier period liable to be a higher-end hat than a later Knox Twenty? (Assuming inflation?)
     
  18. HarpPlayerGene

    HarpPlayerGene I'll Lock Up

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    Funny you should ask that. My grey Knox Twenty shown above top is a very fine vintage felt hat - BUT my Knox Fifteen Tom & Jerry is far superior and does seem older to me due to the actual embroidered liner and other indicators. The T & J felt is amazing.
     
  19. Visigoth

    Visigoth A-List Customer

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    Interesting. And what was "Tom and Jerry" all about? I take it they didn't make felt out of cat and mouse fur...
     

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