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Day 30 of 31 Hat Parade: I have only scratched the surface of my collection/obsession. Saving the best for last kind of left me in a lurch, so many more that deserve featuring, but no days left. Hat crazies have a term for how a felt hat feels..."hand". Sometimes hand involves lustful petting! Such is the case with this early 1950s Borsalino "Angora" in the Italian color Misto Grigio (dark gray). This long hair felt is all soft and floppy, she does what she wants, or as the wind mandates. Sold in one of the finer men's stores in Chicago in 1950-1953. The price tag show the OPS (Office of Price Stabilization during the Korean War) price of $20.00, a pricey sum to be sure. This hat is to be stroked like a sleeping kitten, looks as good as she feels.
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No matter how long I search it's unlikely that I will ever find another one of those. Fabulous hat, Mike.

Super colour, Jim. Is it the same hat as the one @Michael A has?

Gorgeous hat.

Not on par with the many treasures I see here, but I like the color of this 70s Stetson 5X for a walk to the beach.
Walked back into town and waited in line with a bunch of masked locals for my favorite spice Ahi poke bowl, and enjoyed lunch at a nearby picnic table.
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Perfect fot its surroundings. Great pics as always, David.
 
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Hi all.
Life seems to have gotten in the way of some of the more important things like staying in touch with fellow hat lovers on the Lounge :)
Seems like I have a lot of catching up to do.
Wore this wonderful Stetson OR via Randall today.
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Great to see you, Steve. I was ready to form a search party. Hope you are doing well and drop by here more often again. looking great under the OR by the way.

Excellent hat, Max.

Knocking around in an old favorite.... Royal Coachman by Dobbs with guild edge. Dark grey with bluish tones.

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Very nice, Joe. Classic all the way.

A Peters Brothers hemp started my work week so I thought a Peters Brothers hemp could end the work week.

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Nice! Good to see a different colour on a summer hat now and again.

This week I will feature P. & C. Habig Wien & Berlin Hats. The hats will be from the 1920s up to the 1950s.

P. & C. Habig Wien "Special Zefir", 100 grams, early to mid 1950s. Specially made for Carl Kellner, Hamburg, Germany. Very unique bow design and contrasting brim binding. Also fantastic pliable light weight - light gray felt. The brim has a large amount of flange as you can see from the photos. :)

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P. & C. Habig Wien - Berlin Catalog, probably mid 1890s.

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P. & C. Habig

Imperial & Royal

Court Hat Factories

Vienna - Berlin

Chamber of Suppliers for the Senior Imperial & Royal (Austria Hungary) Apostolic Majesty

Court Suppliers for Her Majesty The German Empress and Queen (Germany)

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Chamber of Suppliers for the Senior Imperial & Royal (Austria Hungary) Apostolic Majesty

Chamber of Suppliers for Highness Archduke Carl Ludwig, Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Este, Otto, Franz Salvator Etc.

Supplier of the Imperial & Royal Highest Court (Austria Hungary)

Purveyors for Her Majesty The German Empress and Queen (Germany)

Senior Purveyors Highness the Prince Friedrich Leopold of PRUSSIA (Germany).

Purveyors of the Royal Serbian and Gross Ducal Nassau and Luxembourg

Factory and Counter

Company Retail Locations

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Main Offices and Branches:

In German, France, Belgium, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Italy.

General Representative Offices:

M. Mertes, Cologne A. RH., Schilderhof.

General Agency for North America:

CHs. Lavy & Co., Hamburg, Bleichenbrücke 25-29.

General Agency for South America, Sweden and Norway & The Overseas Countries: Paul Strasser, Hamburg, GR. Johannisstrasse 6

Branch Offices in Denmark, Russia, Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece, KL. Asia ect.

Detail for Sales Paris:

"Piccadilly" 36, Boulevard des Italiens

AWARDS:

Vienna World's Fair 1873, Not Competing (Judge)

Philadelphia World's Fair 1876, First Prize

Paris World's Fair 1878, Gold Medal

Antwerp World's Fair 1885, Honorary Diploma & Gold Medal

Brussels World's Fair 1888, Honorary Diploma & Gold Medal

Chicago World's Fair 1893, First Prize

Exhibition Trieste 1882, Not Competing (Judge)

Jubilee Crafts Exhibition, Vienna 1888, Not Competing (Judge).
Magnificent hat, Steve. Truly outstanding.
 

Steve1857

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Thank you, Stefan. I've been neglecting my FL duties of late, but hope to be more dutiful in the future :)

Some great hats you've been posting during my hiatus.

Great to see you, Steve. I was ready to form a search party. Hope you are doing well and drop by here more often again. looking great under the OR by the way.
 

Blare

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This week I will feature P. & C. Habig Wien & Berlin Hats. The hats will be from the 1920s up to the 1950s.

P. & C. Habig Wien "Special Zefir", 100 grams, early to mid 1950s. Specially made for Carl Kellner, Hamburg, Germany. Very unique bow design and contrasting brim binding. Also fantastic pliable light weight - light gray felt. The brim has a large amount of flange as you can see from the photos. :)

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P. & C. Habig Wien - Berlin Catalog, probably mid 1890s.

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P. & C. Habig

Imperial & Royal

Court Hat Factories

Vienna - Berlin

Chamber of Suppliers for the Senior Imperial & Royal (Austria Hungary) Apostolic Majesty

Court Suppliers for Her Majesty The German Empress and Queen (Germany)

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Chamber of Suppliers for the Senior Imperial & Royal (Austria Hungary) Apostolic Majesty

Chamber of Suppliers for Highness Archduke Carl Ludwig, Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Este, Otto, Franz Salvator Etc.

Supplier of the Imperial & Royal Highest Court (Austria Hungary)

Purveyors for Her Majesty The German Empress and Queen (Germany)

Senior Purveyors Highness the Prince Friedrich Leopold of PRUSSIA (Germany).

Purveyors of the Royal Serbian and Gross Ducal Nassau and Luxembourg

Factory and Counter

Company Retail Locations

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Main Offices and Branches:

In German, France, Belgium, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Italy.

General Representative Offices:

M. Mertes, Cologne A. RH., Schilderhof.

General Agency for North America:

CHs. Lavy & Co., Hamburg, Bleichenbrücke 25-29.

General Agency for South America, Sweden and Norway & The Overseas Countries: Paul Strasser, Hamburg, GR. Johannisstrasse 6

Branch Offices in Denmark, Russia, Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece, KL. Asia ect.

Detail for Sales Paris:

"Piccadilly" 36, Boulevard des Italiens

AWARDS:

Vienna World's Fair 1873, Not Competing (Judge)

Philadelphia World's Fair 1876, First Prize

Paris World's Fair 1878, Gold Medal

Antwerp World's Fair 1885, Honorary Diploma & Gold Medal

Brussels World's Fair 1888, Honorary Diploma & Gold Medal

Chicago World's Fair 1893, First Prize

Exhibition Trieste 1882, Not Competing (Judge)

Jubilee Crafts Exhibition, Vienna 1888, Not Competing (Judge).
Great hat Steve... love the catalog with all the different styles
 

Short Balding Guy

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Tough morning run. My body and mind was protesting the entire run. It brings to mind the much quoted story: I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion. Muhammad Ali. Cooled down and was channeling Champion by wearing a Champ.

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Yesterday's physical and mental refreshing walk found me wearing a Gannon (granite beaver felt with charcoal trimming).

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Grocery mission and grilling lunch had me sport'n a vintage Stetson Playboy.

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This morning's soirée I wore a Royal Stetson in "perfect" early summer colors. Soon I will switch to light hued hats.

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Be safe, be strong and see you on the street soon, Eric -
 
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Randall Renshaw

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Tough morning run. My body and mind was protesting the entire run. It brings to mind the much quoted story: I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion. Muhammad Ali. Cooled down and was channeling Champion by wearing a Champ.

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Yesterday's physical and mental refreshing walk found me wearing a Gannon (granite beaver felt with charcoal trimming).

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Grocery mission and grilling lunch had me sport'n a vintage Stetson Whippet.

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This morning's soirée I wore a Royal Stetson in "perfect" early summer colors. Soon I will switch to light hued hats.

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Be safe, be strong and see you on the street soon, Eric -
3 nice ones, but for me, that last one is covet worthy!
 

Blare

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Tough morning run. My body and mind was protesting the entire run. It brings to mind the much quoted story: I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion. Muhammad Ali. Cooled down and was channeling Champion by wearing a Champ.

i-Cbkkmv5-M.jpg


Yesterday's physical and mental refreshing walk found me wearing a Gannon (granite beaver felt with charcoal trimming).

i-7ZgMP4d-M.jpg


i-h2mmRPt-M.jpg


Grocery mission and grilling lunch had me sport'n a vintage Stetson Playboy.

i-CRvGL3k-M.jpg


i-f9hxpFL-M.jpg


This morning's soirée I wore a Royal Stetson in "perfect" early summer colors. Soon I will switch to light hued hats.

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i-7v8pGVC-M.jpg


Be safe, be strong and see you on the street soon, Eric -
Beauty in your surroundings and on your head
 

Michael A

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