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Discussion in 'Hats' started by AbbaDatDeHat, Sep 18, 2018.
You velvety tease, you.
Nice hat! Velvet finish?
LOL, it is velvety or suedish, not sure technically since I haven’t had one yet. A little different style for me with a shorter 4-1/2” open crown and 2” brim, and not sure what the ribbon material is, but this hat is all about the liner......
Thanks Randall. Since I have this one custom fitted to my head now I'm sort of loathe to part with it. But I'll take it under advisement.
Thanks Tim. This is one of my more colorful Harris Tweeds.
Very nice, Randall. Looks perfect. Great color plays.
Very nice. Was it in a coffin?
Again wit da tease. Can I ask if you wore a fedora while you worked it as a dancer at a woman’s club?
Just kidding around, Tim. Please Don’t send no hate mail my way.
Out of the freezer?
Your GoodWills are clearly better than mine. The last hat I saw in a Good Will was literally made out of paper. Like a St Pats costume or something. Lame.
PS, BOTH of those hats are gorgeous
I also put new to me (used) hats in the freezer for 72 hours to kill off any critters.
When you get a vintage hat from someplace like eBay that has had moth damage, it’s a good idea to put the hat in a freezer for a night to kill any larvae that could be living.
Aha. Excellent idea. Thanks fellas, for the explanation.
The question of when it’s an Open Road (or any other model) has been discussed a lot in the past. General consensus is that if it’s not factory marked as an Open Road or if you don’t have any provenance supporting that it’s an OR, then it’s not an Open Road. You can safely call it an OR style. Heck, I don’t care what you call it, but if you ever sell it you might want to use caution in your description.
Or any other critters for that matter......
Good call, Brent.
As a matter of fact, I sold an 80s Stetson on eBay yesterday that was in style an Open Road, but not written on the sweat. I listed it as an “Open Road type”. But it still sold for 140!
I couldn’t believe it. I even stated that it was a hard felt that was hard to change the crease. I thought it might go for $60 or so.
Thanks, Rumad. Guess I got lucky.
Except for the moth damage that Goodwill “forgot”to mention or include pics of. It’s a good idea to always ask about that, but this time I took a chance and didn’t. It’s still a great hat for the money. This one done some time in the cooler, as they used to call it on Hogan’s Heros.
I'm of the view- not shared by all - the if it has the right block, style, and dimensions, it's an OR. Even if it's not on the sweat.
It’s certainly a point with a lot of logic behind it. I think the real problems arise when anything with a 2 3/4 inch (plus or minus) bound brim, and any sort of thin ribbon gets called an Open Road.
I have Stetsons where the only model reference is on a paper label designed to be detached from the hat. If that label becomes detached the hat doesn’t stop being that model.
When they are your own hat it really doesn’t matter. When buying and selling it gets stickier. The OR is misidentified as much as the Whippet is.
Royal St Regis, Vitafelt. Pre - Royal Stetson DeLuxe. A great hat!
Beautiful colors on that one ! Looks great.
Excellent hard today, gentlemen!
Nice job on the Wormser. I need to get one in that color combo myself.
They look mighty nice and very similar, both worth some head time.