Uninformed Sellers...

Discussion in 'Hats' started by photobyalan, Jan 22, 2006.

  1. photobyalan

    photobyalan A-List Customer

    ...can sometimes be your best friend.

    I got this Knox fedora with a Buy It Now less than eight hours after it was listed.

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    It's in almost new condition, looks like it's from the 50's, judging by the plastic under the crown.

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    It's a size 7 5/8, but it appears to have shrunk just enough in storage to fit my size 7 1/2 noggin.

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    At 2 3/8", the brim may be just a bit small for me. What do you think?
    Just the same, at $25 for a hat in that size and in this condition, I couldn't pass it up.
     
  2. Flitcraft

    Flitcraft One Too Many

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    I recognize that hat brand- its a "Keeper"!

    $25.00 bucks! Vintage! And it fits!
    You got a deal, Brother!
    Brim looks fine!
     
  3. WEEGEE

    WEEGEE Practically Family

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    BIG FAN OF KNOX

    Very sharp hat...it looks great on you ....i would like to tell you it did not

    and you should sell it to me...but alas its a good one. If you change your

    mind put me in line. What suit you wearing...is it Kenneth Cole?
     
  4. Biltmore Bob

    Biltmore Bob Suspended

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    Brim width is just fine, Alan...

    ...congrats.
     
  5. Tudor

    Tudor Familiar Face

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    You are a big man but I think the brim fits you well. Great looking hat! Congratulations on your find.
     
  6. Biltmore Bob

    Biltmore Bob Suspended

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    You look like you been on the force...

    ...for fifteen years. You look like the kinda guy that would knock a few skulls together, or bust up a few illegal slot machines with an axe. You're probably not like that, but you could play one on TV...

    My wife's from Seaside Park, on the Jersey shore...Bada Bing, forget about it!
     
  7. spiridon

    spiridon A-List Customer

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    I happen to think it looks great on you. What a DEAL!!!:cheers1:
     
  8. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim One Too Many

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    You're absolutely right. While some sellers tell you so little that it's maddening, others just don't know what to describe, and you can find some good things if you know a bit about hats and look at the pictures carefully.

    My first Whipett came from a seller who had no idea what the hat was, but posted a photo showing the word "Whippet" in the crown's liner. As a result, I went after it and won the auction at a reasonable price.
     
  9. photobyalan

    photobyalan A-List Customer

    That's a Jos A Bank signature suit that I bought on eBay about two months ago. $35. Fits like a glove.
     
  10. fedoralover

    fedoralover Call Me a Cab

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    Nice catch, those older Knox's are fantastic. I posted a pic of one I wear to work in the rain and that thing will not shrink. You got a real bargain and it looks great on you. It will out live us all.

    fedoralover
     
  11. photobyalan

    photobyalan A-List Customer

    People often say I'm a "dick". That's slang for "detective", isn't it? Isn't it? :eek:
     
  12. Flitcraft

    Flitcraft One Too Many

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    Oh, so thats what that means? Man, I get that a lot, too!
    Thanks for clearing that up!:rolleyes:
     
  13. jake_fink

    jake_fink Call Me a Cab

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    You are both fortunate that your last names are not Head.
     
  14. Mr. Rover

    Mr. Rover One Too Many

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    Looks good- try putting some tilt in it, too. Adds to the PI look.
     
  15. Biltmore Bob

    Biltmore Bob Suspended

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    When folks call me dick...

    I usually know what they mean by it...:)
     
  16. Raindog

    Raindog One of the Regulars

    When people insult me using that phrase I usually say "No! Richard! Richard Head!"

    Great hat Photobyalan, it suits the suit:)


    Jeff.
     
  17. That hat works well for you, it doesn't seem to out of the realm of fitting you face at all. Looks like a good buy and well done.

    Wear it in good health and happy times.

    Sincerely,
     
  18. scotrace

    scotrace Head Bartender Staff Member

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    Great hat, brim works fine!

    Nice score.

    The one Borsalino I have I won for $50 because the pics were awful and it was identified as a suede derby.
     
  19. Panamabob

    Panamabob Call Me a Cab

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    I'm patiently waiting for a hat listed as Montecristi...looks great. The last two times I've done this I get a Cuenca. The photos were too fuzzy or too far, or just plain not the hat sent.
     
  20. varga49

    varga49 One of the Regulars

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    Bravo!

    Very good find Alan! I'd have been looking on Ebay except that I'm waiting for my Adams Exec. to comeback from Art! The brim width on that Knox is perfect for you. Don't second guess yourself! Nice suit too!
     

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