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What Hat Are You Wearing Today ?

Randall Renshaw

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Machine woven hat of unknown fiber origin... perhaps casein? Not a milk dud, though - the form is quite beautiful.

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Very cool. In two ways.
 

Randall Renshaw

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New 40/50s Champ with gills. I sold my 60s thin ribbon Champ a few weeks ago so this one came up to take its place. A step up, for sure.
I’ve got several hats with this crossed stitched panel on the bow. What’s this feature called?
For Champ to be considered a bargain brand, you sure can’t tell it with this hat. Embossed in the sweat are the words: Custom Quality, so maybe that has something to do with it?
Very nice felt. I’d say it compares very closely with a 40s Harry Rolnick Kitten Finish, which to me, is saying a lot for the Champ co. In the 40s.
Hand felted edge is well done.
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View attachment 241203 New 40/50s Champ with gills. I sold my 60s thin ribbon Champ a few weeks ago so this one came up to take its place. A step up, for sure.
I’ve got several hats with this crossed stitched panel on the bow. What’s this feature called?
For Champ to be considered a bargain brand, you sure can’t tell it with this hat. Embossed in the sweat are the words: Custom Quality, so maybe that has something to do with it?
Very nice felt. I’d say it compares very closely with a 40s Harry Rolnick Kitten Finish, which to me, is saying a lot for the Champ co. In the 40s.
Hand felted edge is well done. View attachment 241204 View attachment 241200 View attachment 241201 View attachment 241202
That is one fantastic Champ Randall... love the gills.
 
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Location
Maryland
Windsor possibly mid 1950s. Could have been made by Mayser - Milz.

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IMPRÄGNOL Imprägniert (Water Proofing)

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https://www.impraegnol.de/en/history/

Back in 2017 I found out that the company is still around. This Mayser Milz & Cie (auction photo) also has the IMPRÄGNOL Imprägniert label. Not sure if I have seen it on any other branded hat so M.M. could be the source of some of no brand name hats (see Windsor, Echter Breiter).

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Steve, a few days ago you said you ran out of steam ... but you did not finish the parade of excellent headgear, so put water back in the steam boiler and continue the parade of the fantastic European hats ;)
Daniele, Thank you! Yes I am still going but I missed a day this week and stopped featuring a different hat company each week (most pre 1940 Hats). Hopefully I will post one today! :)
 

AbbaDatDeHat

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Greetings All:
Today...here’s one that hasn’t seen the light of day here. Not my usual fare.
Was taking pics to show my daughter to give to a girlfriend for her birthday. Nice girl, only one i know that wears a black top hat, black clothes and leathers and wears them well.
A total sweetie pie....needs a real hat.
(I will require pics for you all) lol
Be well.
Bowen
 
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View attachment 241350 View attachment 241351 View attachment 241353 View attachment 241355 Greetings All:
Today...here’s one that hasn’t seen the light of day here. Not my usual fare.
Was taking pics to show my daughter to give to a girlfriend for her birthday. Nice girl, only one i know that wears a black top hat, black clothes and leathers and wears them well.
A total sweetie pie....needs a real hat.
(I will require pics for you all) lol
Be well.
Bowen
Wonderful!
 

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