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"Uncontested - The Champ"

Bill Hughes

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Here is my one and only Champ to date. Very clean and in great shape. Feel lucky to have found it. I believe it from the 50's but not sure. Think it will be my church hat in the morning. If so I will take more picks and post on "wearing today" thread.

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crawlinkingsnake

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Wow! I had no idea about Champ. Glad to be introduced to this post. I do know when I picked up the hat off the shelf the touch of the fur felt was hard to ignore. That and that alone was enuf to make be buy it. Then when I went back the next day and found it was actually 20% off couldn't believe it. Purchased my first Champ for 8 bucks, and what's more, there's still another one left on the shelf! I'm going back tomorrow.

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moontheloon

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Wow! I had no idea about Champ. Glad to be introduced to this post. I do know when I picked up the hat off the shelf the touch of the fur felt was hard to ignore. That and that alone was enuf to make be buy it. Then when I went back the next day and found it was actually 20% off couldn't believe it. Purchased my first Champ for 8 bucks, and what's more, there's still another one left on the shelf! I'm going back tomorrow.

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Gorgeous!!!
... and a little steam will straighten that ribbon wrinkle right out
is that an overwelt or a felted edge ?
looks to be the latter ... if so that adds to the amazing score
 
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Wow! I had no idea about Champ. Glad to be introduced to this post. I do know when I picked up the hat off the shelf the touch of the fur felt was hard to ignore. That and that alone was enuf to make be buy it. Then when I went back the next day and found it was actually 20% off couldn't believe it. Purchased my first Champ for 8 bucks, and what's more, there's still another one left on the shelf! I'm going back tomorrow.

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Great job, CKS. Need some interior shots and a noggin shot, now!

Can't wait to see the other one.
 
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crawlinkingsnake

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Great job, CKS. Need some interior shots and a noggin shot, now!

Can't wait to see the other one.

Upon returning to the shop found the other Champ had been purchased.:( Oh well, those who hesitate are lost. Did however drop mine off yesterday at a local hat shop to be cleaned and blocked. We'll see how it turns out......
 

moontheloon

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Absolutely killer hat, @Jhoff_1979. Go back and grab them all, or you'll never forgive yourself.


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all enabling aside ... I wholeheartedly agree with this

I can all but promise you that you will never again find that many hats in one spot... in that size ...at that price... in that condition again

It's the perfect storm

Go back ... seriously
 
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all enabling aside ... I wholeheartedly agree with this

I can all but promise you that you will never again find that many hats in one spot... in that size ...at that price... in that condition again

It's the perfect storm

Go back ... seriously

And you can always unload a couple to cover the cost of the ones you keep.


Sent directly from my mind to yours.
 
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