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Blare

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I have had this hat for two years.
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The straw cone arrived two years ago from Catacaos - Peru. Home of the straw hats in Peru, it is very beautiful.
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It was finished by Penumbra hat with my specifications, but I have never worn it. Maybe it's too massive for my taste
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Today I took some pictures to see it worn, but I'm not convinced :rolleyes:

Many thanks to all those who in recent months have allowed me to see hats of all kinds and styles, have helped me to look at the world with a positive spirit
Looking good Daniele
 

Blare

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1950s Saks Fifth Avenue

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1950s Saks Fifth Avenue
4 1/2 Crown as shaped 5 1/2 open
1 3/4 burnt orange to copper ribbon
2 3/8 brim with felted welt edge (Cavanagh)

This one came for its very cool burnt orange to copper ribbon... it is staying for its super soft and light felt and beautifully well done “felt welted edge” (Cavanagh). The felt is light and buttery. I do not know if it is originally unlined.. but that is how it is now. I had thought this one had flown the coop As it went for a pretty penny on its original auction. It turned out the buyer did not pay and it fell into my lap. Seller says this Saks logo was only used in 1955.. if true a pretty good dating mechanism.

It is not without its flaws for sure. The sweat is starting to deteriorate.. but still comfy. There is a small hole in the felt right under the edge where the ribbon meets the brim.. but fairly concealed by the ribbon. There are also some light spots on the felt... but I was able to scrub some of that out with a damp rag. And then a few small blemishes on the ribbon.

I have my suspicions based on the manufacturing tag and the felted welt edge stamping on the sweat this may have been made by Dobbs or possibly Knox. If anyone has any insight there.

All and all I am very pleased with this one

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Rumad

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1950s Saks Fifth Avenue

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1950s Saks Fifth Avenue
4 1/2 Crown as shaped 5 1/2 open
1 3/4 burnt orange to copper ribbon
2 3/8 brim with felted welt edge (Cavanagh)

This one came for its very cool burnt orange to copper ribbon... it is staying for its super soft and light felt and beautifully well done “felt welted edge” (Cavanagh). The felt is light and buttery. I do not know if it is originally unlined.. but that is how it is now. I had thought this one had flown the coop As it went for a pretty penny on its original auction. It turned out the buyer did not pay and it fell into my lap. Seller says this Saks logo was only used in 1955.. if true a pretty good dating mechanism.

It is not without its flaws for sure. The sweat is starting to deteriorate.. but still comfy. There is a small hole in the felt right under the edge where the ribbon meets the brim.. but fairly concealed by the ribbon. There are also some light spots on the felt... but I was able to scrub some of that out with a damp rag. And then a few small blemishes on the ribbon.

I have my suspicions based on the manufacturing tag and the felted welt edge stamping on the sweat this may have been made by Dobbs or possibly Knox. If anyone has any insight there.

All and all I am very pleased with this one

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Nice! Something about that one....
 

Rumad

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They are great colors. I was lucky Art had that color ribbon when he rebuilt the hat. I think it’s exactly the same size/color as original. I have to take the kid to swim practice at the beach shortly, was gonna grab the whiskey but I suppose I should just put the whippet back on. Have a great night Joe, and everyone.
 
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The Shoe

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Wakayama, Japan
I have had this hat for two years.
View attachment 242228
The straw cone arrived two years ago from Catacaos - Peru. Home of the straw hats in Peru, it is very beautiful.
View attachment 242229
It was finished by Penumbra hat with my specifications, but I have never worn it. Maybe it's too massive for my taste
View attachment 242231
Today I took some pictures to see it worn, but I'm not convinced :rolleyes:

Many thanks to all those who in recent months have allowed me to see hats of all kinds and styles, have helped me to look at the world with a positive spirit
I like that one a lot.
 

Blare

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They are great colors. I was lucky Art had that color ribbon when he rebuilt the hat. I think it’s exactly the same size/color as original. I have to take the kid to swim practice at the beach shortly, was gonna grab the whiskey but I suppose I should just put the whippet back on. Have a great night Joe, and everyone.
He did a fantastic job. Great color.

You as well Alan... enjoy the beach
 
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Central California
1950s Saks Fifth Avenue

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1950s Saks Fifth Avenue
4 1/2 Crown as shaped 5 1/2 open
1 3/4 burnt orange to copper ribbon
2 3/8 brim with felted welt edge (Cavanagh)

This one came for its very cool burnt orange to copper ribbon... it is staying for its super soft and light felt and beautifully well done “felt welted edge” (Cavanagh). The felt is light and buttery. I do not know if it is originally unlined.. but that is how it is now. I had thought this one had flown the coop As it went for a pretty penny on its original auction. It turned out the buyer did not pay and it fell into my lap. Seller says this Saks logo was only used in 1955.. if true a pretty good dating mechanism.

It is not without its flaws for sure. The sweat is starting to deteriorate.. but still comfy. There is a small hole in the felt right under the edge where the ribbon meets the brim.. but fairly concealed by the ribbon. There are also some light spots on the felt... but I was able to scrub some of that out with a damp rag. And then a few small blemishes on the ribbon.

I have my suspicions based on the manufacturing tag and the felted welt edge stamping on the sweat this may have been made by Dobbs or possibly Knox. If anyone has any insight there.

All and all I am very pleased with this one

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The colors really work well together. Looks like quality felt too. Nice score.
 

crawlinkingsnake

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Messages
419
Location
West Virginia
I have had this hat for two years.
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The straw cone arrived two years ago from Catacaos - Peru. Home of the straw hats in Peru, it is very beautiful.
View attachment 242229
It was finished by Penumbra hat with my specifications, but I have never worn it. Maybe it's too massive for my taste
View attachment 242231
Today I took some pictures to see it worn, but I'm not convinced :rolleyes:

Many thanks to all those who in recent months have allowed me to see hats of all kinds and styles, have helped me to look at the world with a positive spirit


Finally found an actual photo of my Dobbs San Juan. Still think it needs a better ribbon.

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Daniele Tanto

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Verona - Italia
Hey Daniele I love it! :) Reminds me a lot of my Dobbs San Juan only you have a much cooler ribbon than I do. Think I'm gonna change to something more festive.
They are similar and I agree with you a better, more colorful, ribbon improve your hat
Thanks

For what it's worth, I think it looks great on you!
Jared, this hat Peru-Penumbra is really nice, but I'm not yet convinced.
Maybe I'm a little upset by the long seclusion :rolleyes:

That is a fantastic looking hat. Even if you just wear it in the garden it was well worth it.
Wear it in good health
Johnny
Thanks Johnny. Wear a hat only in the garden seems to me a little sad, maybe others will appreciate more than me

Looking good Daniele
Thanks Joe and compliments for your search of oldies needing new life

I like that one a lot.
Thanks a lot. It is a 59 if you like to know :)

Finally found an actual photo of my Dobbs San Juan. Still think it needs a better ribbon.
Find a good hatter and try a new life for your San Juan!

Thanks for your likes!
 
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Randall Renshaw

Call Me a Cab
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Location
Nahunta, Ga.
Got this 1950s Adam Executive ready for its first trip out and our first visit back to the beach this evening.

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This one arrived about a week ago a bit worse the wear from It’s travels. Most notably the front of the brim appeared to be folded and creased. The felt a bit weakened in that area.

After a serious brushing I got a big pot of water boiling and set to work. After a combination of a good amount of steam and more brushing. It really came back to life. Smoothed out some sloppy areas of the brim and crown. And then focused my attention on the tweaked front of the brim. More stream and more brushing and some of its structure recovered. Not one hundred percent. But very happy with the results.

as it arrived...

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Now..

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And a perfect evening for sunset at the beach.

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Great work on the Adam, Joe!! Nice hat.
 

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