Vintage Adam Smoke Grey Fedora 7 1/2

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  1. jazzncocktails

    jazzncocktails A-List Customer

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    SOLD.

    I haven’t been on the Fedora Lounge for a bit; nice to see the changes to the site!

    I’m doing some cleaning out of shelves, and I have half a couple of fedoras that I haven’t worn for years, so I’m adding to the classifieds page for anyone interested.

    Vintage Adam Smoke Grey Fedora 7 1/2
    I won an auction on the Fedora Lounge of NOS fedoras way back in 2009 or so, and the result was this 1940s (?) fedora with thin ribbon in a smoky grey. Since it was NOS, I am the only wearer. I bashed the lid once and never altered it. Sadly, the 7 1/2 was always way too big for my 7 3/8 head, and spacers never helped. As a result, it has been in storage for years.

    The felt is in perfect shape—never visited by a moth, rust, or mold—and it still stiff like a new fedora back in the 40s. There is one defect, though. When I was trying to fit it, I made the mistake of taking it in to a local hat shop, where the clerk promptly slapped an adhesive hat spacer on the leather hat band; I wasn’t fast enough to stop her. The result, when I pulled off the adhesive as carefully as I could, was some damage to the leather, pictured below.

    I won the auction for over $200 (it was in support of the Fedora Lounge site, as I recall, so to a good cause). Given the damage to the hat band, I’m offering it here for $100 plus shipping. PayPal or Zelle.

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  2. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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    Beautiful! How wide is the brim?
     
  3. belfastboy

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    I was going to grab this one but Daniel accepted my offer on the brown Borsa so not enough money in the hat account for both.
     
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  4. deadlyhandsome

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    It’s so hard for me to judge brims in photos. With my big head anything less than 2 5/8” doesn’t work for me unless I’m wanting a stingy. 2 3/4 to 2 7/8 is my preferred fedora brim width, and 3 1/4 to 3 1/2 is my western sweet spot.
     
  5. jazzncocktails

    jazzncocktails A-List Customer

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    This hat’s brim is 2 5/8” exactly.
     
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  6. DaveProc

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    If this hasn't sold I would like to purchase it.
     
  7. M Hatman

    M Hatman My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Just now saw this........Missed again.......:(;):)
     
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  8. deadlyhandsome

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    Hmmm...if only you had a hat to trade for it. :)
     
  9. M Hatman

    M Hatman My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Did you get this Brent?
    Hmmmm, yes, indeed..........
     
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  10. M Hatman

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    And in my disappointment......I forgot to let you know what a very nice hat for a very reasonable price.......someone will be very pleased I am sure!! 2 5/8 brim is great for a fedora!
     
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  11. M Hatman

    M Hatman My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Oh, and that story about the sales girl.....well I really cringed......what the hell was she thinking......even on new hats.....the sizing strips go behind the sweat.....so....again....WTF was she on??? AND doing that to a vintage hat....well.....

    That story needs to be promoted in some sticky thread somewhere with other such stories to show people all so called "hat shops" are NOT EQUAL!!!

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  12. jazzncocktails

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    I can’t tell you how horrified I was to realize she’d done that...not to mention what it was like to peel the strip off of the leather band. Cue shrieking violin music from Halloween. Last time I stepped foot in that shop.
     
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  13. belfastboy

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    Yes, that was my first thought.....how the hell did she get a job in a hat shop in the first place?
     
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  14. The Shoe

    The Shoe One of the Regulars

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    I need to get into the habit of checking the classifieds every day. I too may well have scratched together the money for this had I seen it in time.
    Congratulations Brent.
     
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  15. jonesy86

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    Ah yes, the one that got away.
     
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