Traded: Adam Executive 7-1/2 LO

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by TheOldFashioned, Sep 14, 2019.

  1. TheOldFashioned

    TheOldFashioned Practically Family

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    This is a recent acquisition from a local estate auction but is too large to fit my head. As such, I am currently entertaining trade offers only at this time. If a suitable trade is not proffered and agreed to this listing will be opened up for sale at some time on Tuesday, 09/17/19 (eastern USA).

    And now the hat, an Adam Executive in size 7-1/2 long oval:
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    Specs:
    2-3/4" Brim
    5-3/4" Crown (open)
    1-11/16" Ribbon
    1/2" Brim Binding (symmetric)
    5.3oz Weight
    Beautiful hat in a medium brown color, with hints of chestnut in certain light. Overall condition is excellent. I have tried to identify a few very minor flaws as evidenced in the last two collage pictures. This consists of a slight rub spot, the shallowest of moth nibbles, and some verdigris marks which came from another hat in the lot. None of these detract from the hat in any way with regards to wearing as all are barely perceptible.

    All in all this is a truly wonderful hat. I greatly wish it were my size as it is a showstopping piece. Alas, it is destined for someone else. Perhaps you? Look like an executive with this Adam Executive!
     
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  2. makitright

    makitright One of the Regulars

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    What size are you looking for in the trade?
     
  3. TheOldFashioned

    TheOldFashioned Practically Family

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    Sorry, forgot to include this info again.

    Size 7-1/4 or 7-3/8. My preference would be 50s or earlier felt fedora with a minimum 2.5" brim. Not limited to this, but definitely strong preference.
     
  4. makitright

    makitright One of the Regulars

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    Can you give me your preferred size - for the most part a 7 1/4 hat won't fit a 7 3/8 head very well - and vice versa.
     
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  5. TheOldFashioned

    TheOldFashioned Practically Family

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    To say that a 7-1/4 won't fit a 7-3/8 and vice versa may be true for a custom hat, or a hat brand new out of the box. That being said, I don't own a custom nor brand new hat. I only have vintage hats in my collection and I've found that 7-1/4 or 7-3/8 fit since the hats seem to evolve over their 60+ years of history. I have a Punti size 5 Borsalino, which translates to a size 7-1/8, that fits as well. Some would contend that Borsalino's tend to run small on the whole, so go figure.

    Since we're splitting hairs it also depends on my hair length. When it's longer 7-3/8 on average tends to fit a little better. When it's freshly cut 7-1/4 on average tends to fit a little better. So I figure I'm in between sizes and go for 7-1/4 or 7-3/8 when I'm looking for vintage hats. If I absolutely had to pick one size, I'll say 7-1/4 since I get my hair cut a bit more frequent than I used to in the past.
     
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  6. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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    Hmmm. I regularly wear, and quite comfortably too, hats ranging from 7 1/2 long oval to 7 3/4. That’s three sizes (7 5/8 is in the middle). I have custom hats in two sizes that also fit quite well. Add in the odd Borsalino in sizes 7 7/8 to 8 that have also fit to perfection and I’ve given up on absolutes as far as what size hats will fit me. My measurements are 61.5cm long oval, but that only theoretically corresponds to a hat size.


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  7. Kunja

    Kunja Familiar Face

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    Man, if only this one fit me!
     
  8. TheOldFashioned

    TheOldFashioned Practically Family

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    It really is a beauty. I've put it aside in a separate room so I don't have to look at it and be tempted. I've tried talking myself into keeping it a couple times but it's just too loose. Someone will be getting a great hat.
     
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  9. TheOldFashioned

    TheOldFashioned Practically Family

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    Trade pending
     
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  10. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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    Is it wrong for me to hope that the trade falls through? Someone’s getting a great hat.


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  11. TheOldFashioned

    TheOldFashioned Practically Family

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    TRADE AGREED

    Thank you to everyone that expressed interest and offered a trade.



    (Sorry Brent)
     
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    vincent stuart New in Town

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