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What Hat Are You Wearing Today ?

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Great Rogers Peet Borso, Stefan... I loved shopping there with my Dad.

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Randall Renshaw

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New 40/50 Adam Execution homburg.
Not an Executive, like you’d think, but an Execution hat. That’s how the eBay seller billed this one. :)
Even had a weird, but untrue story about how this hat was owned by an actress who had both her daughters executed and hats like these were given to people of executions...or something like that. Too weird to remember correctly. Said it was written on the hat box that came with the hat, but there was nothing written on it.
It’s not what sold me the hat.
I knew it was an Executive of unknown size, condition, or even its exact style. (Very poor photos).
$19 and free shipping, in the box, sold it. I wrote the seller telling her that she could up the price for shipping, but she declined my offer. Okay. Turns out, it’s a great hat! And I’m happy to report that no one was executed in the making of its history. Silly sellers. :)
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They have a cool look (but I would say that, wouldn't I?), but they aren't usually top of the line hats. The brim is supposed to be completely flat, but that is hard to achieve if the crown isn't an exact fit. I think Max got it right when he commissioned one for him specifically.

I’m just guessing... but I imagine being sold at one of the open air markets... Probably intended as something for the tourists. This one is not made too terribly. Good eye on that... It does have a small upturn Which allows it to snap down slightly. Whether that was intended or not I do not know... but I do like that it does so.
 
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I’m enjoying this new arrival Royal Stetson stingy brim. It has a very soft light tan felt and a good solid 2 inch brim And 4 3/4 crown. Wearing this on a very hot day today... the light tan felt actually kept rather cool. No tags inside The sweat other than a return address sticker from previous owner... but I’ll guess late 60s on this one. A very comfortable.. easy to wear hat.

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Randall Renshaw

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I’m enjoying this new arrival Royal Stetson stingy brim. It has a very soft light tan felt and a good solid 2 inch brim And 4 3/4 crown. Wearing this on a very hot day today... the light tan felt actually kept rather cool. No tags inside The sweat other than a return address sticker from previous owner... but I’ll guess late 60s on this one. A very comfortable.. easy to wear hat.

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Great looking Stetson, Joe!
Looks like an unfortunate chicken got accidentally sewed in under that bow!
Just jokin’. I have feathers in several of my late model vintage hats and like them.
Is it raining as often there in Sunny Florida as it is here in swampy South Georgia?!!
It seems to never stop! There’s not much slope between you and I, but still think my low, muddy county may be sliding your way if this keeps up!
 
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Great looking Stetson, Joe!
Looks like an unfortunate chicken got accidentally sewed in under that bow!
Just jokin’. I have feathers in several of my late model vintage hats and like them.
Is it raining as often there in Sunny Florida as it is here in swampy South Georgia?!!
It seems to never stop! There’s not much slope between you and I, but still think my low, muddy county may be sliding your way if this keeps up!
Haha.. I like some hats with and some better without. Usually I tend to leave em how they came. I’m not sure I love the ones here... usually prefer them more understated.

Man... we went almost two months with no rain.. then when it started raining it rained like 24/7 for about 2 weeks... drainage lake behind the house rose about 10 feet. Then back to no rain for over a week. I think we are settling back down to afternoon rains/Thunderstorms like we normally expect in this heat This time of year. If you come mudsliding our way feel free to stop on by. :)
 

Randall Renshaw

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Haha.. I like some hats with and some better without. Usually I tend to leave em how they came. I’m not sure I love the ones here... usually prefer them more understated.

Man... we went almost two months with no rain.. then when it started raining it rained like 24/7 for about 2 weeks... drainage lake behind the house rose about 10 feet. Then back to no rain for over a week. I think we are settling back down to afternoon rains/Thunderstorms like we normally expect in this heat This time of year. If you come mudsliding our way feel free to stop on by. :)
I’ve got a drainage lake UNDER my house!
If I slide by help me save the hats!
 
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Echter Borsalino "Gatesan" possibly early 1940s to later 1940s. The Felt color is "Elio", and the Ribbon color is "Assab" (Assab, Eritrea, up 1941 under Italian control) . I believe this is the only "Elio" (Italian Given Name) color here on FL. I also believe I have the only two "Gatesan" model hats here on the FL. The "Gatesan" could have been specifically made for the German market. I found this hat back in 2012.

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