Toppers Unite

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Garrett, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. alanfgag

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    Thanks! It is marked 7 3/8 but because of the tapered opening inside it actually wears well, though it looks to big for my head. I've had a few of these over the years, all in very good shape. This one, with the original receipt still in the box, is in remarkable condition.
     
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  2. splintercellsz

    splintercellsz I'll Lock Up

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    post Feb. 13, 1913 Stetson

    sadly, it doesn't fit, so it'll be available soon

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  3. splintercellsz

    splintercellsz I'll Lock Up

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    1860s/70s PEYRONNET TOULOUSE
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  4. splintercellsz

    splintercellsz I'll Lock Up

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    1885ish "Howell Hat"

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  5. mayserwegener

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  6. steur

    steur I'll Lock Up

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    Fantastic to see these, Justin. Great finds.
     
  7. splintercellsz

    splintercellsz I'll Lock Up

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    I believe it is. it's a neat piece, and I'm sure a guy can pull it off just as easily! the cord attaches to a Reed that sits up in the hat at the top of the fabric sweatband stuff. if you want it smaller, you can pull the reed towards the head opening and it shrinks it from a huge size to a 7-7 1/8 . neat design

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  8. splintercellsz

    splintercellsz I'll Lock Up

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    thank you!

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  9. mayserwegener

    mayserwegener

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    Justin, Thank you for the explanation of the cord. Yes it's a really fantastic hat.
     
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  10. deeoeraclea

    deeoeraclea New in Town

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    yeah right a '"few" months from now well it's a year later and i've finally gotten the free time to get it done i'll be going there the on the 3rd
     
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  11. deeoeraclea

    deeoeraclea New in Town

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    visited Petitgas had brim reshaped with some steam device and a some oddly shaped wooden object

    i didn't get the sweat sewn back in as they couldn't find the original holes (neither can i) and the hat was to hard for them to risk trying to make new ones so i'm gonna have to figure that out myself (i also bought a bowler)

    didn't visit Hornskov as they were closed because they got a baby and won't be open any time soon

    sorry for the bad quality of the fotos i've just come home and they were taken with my phone its also late in the evening now
     

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  12. steur

    steur I'll Lock Up

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    Here's something we don't see every day. A borsalino formal hat (not a homburg but more formal than that). Borsalino Ascot in Argento colour. I thought it to be older than it in fact is. If the label theory holds up this should be 1979. It's a bit more dirty than the pictures show, but I haven't cleaned it yet. I won't wear it anyway. Came with a nice borsalino box too.
    I do have another ascot, made by Tonak, but this one leave that one at the starting line, never to be seen again.

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  13. mayserwegener

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    Stefan, Interesting! It looks like a mix of old and new.
     
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  14. steur

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    Thanks, Steve. You're right. The hat is certainly newer than the box. The box is marked on top 54 1/2, which is not the size of the hat. I think these were put together at some point; I'm not complaining.
     
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  15. mayserwegener

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    Stefan, I actually meant the hat. I wonder if it was a total Borsalino project? I am basing this on the time period.
     
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  16. steur

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    O, I see. That's hard to say really, but I can see why you'd think that. Like I stated in the initial post: I thought it would be older than the label indicates.
    It may have been a refurbishment or a mixed product. Who knows; there's nothing in the hat to go on. The quality of the felt is very high though; what I would expect from a borsalino product. These ascot hats are quite heavy and sturdy in general and so is this one.
     
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  17. mayserwegener

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    I know at some point they stopped (sometime in 1950s?) traditional Stiff Felt Hat production (due to lack of demand). I guess they could have continued to make these Stiff Felt Top Hats or had some 3rd party involvement.
     
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  18. ofcoursemyhorse

    ofcoursemyhorse Practically Family

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    Early 1900's Collins and Fairbanks Topper.

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  19. mayserwegener

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    Fantastic and it's felt!
     
  20. DaveProc

    DaveProc One of the Regulars

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