What Hat Are You Wearing Today ?

Discussion in 'Hats' started by AbbaDatDeHat, Sep 18, 2018.

  1. the_imperialist

    the_imperialist One of the Regulars

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    Beautiful hat Steve, you strike quite the regal profile with that high crown.

    Out of interest, how would you rate the just post-war felt compared with pre-war quality?
     
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  2. johnnycanuck

    johnnycanuck Call Me a Cab

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    Time to cut the rest of the garden back.
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  3. Short Balding Guy

    Short Balding Guy I'll Lock Up

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    The quality label is redundant. Like we could not figure that the hat was Excellent! It is an excellent fedora on your hat rack.

    Steve; This hat is very unique - tall, swoopy, broad and back bow. It really makes you look. Thanks for sharing sir.

    This afternoon we set a record for Oct. 20th by receiving 7.5" of snow. The old record of 3.5" was smashed. I struggled on my commute back to work wearing a cap.

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    Home this evening doing some light snow clearing. I am saving the heavy snow removal for morning. Wearing a Borsalino this evening.

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    Cheers this snowy October evening, Eric -
     
  4. Short Balding Guy

    Short Balding Guy I'll Lock Up

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    Now I have to laugh sir. Caught and guilty - the pic of stacks of hats did not need to be shown.

    Guilty as I was reading some what I view as regular scheduled hat maintenance. I am very aware that this is not normal things to do, nor the number of hats that I will steam. Recently I had replied to a PM asking about the "minty condition" of the hats I wear. The query reminded me that the cooler season is upon me and I needed to step up my usual maintenance game. The 2020 Pandemic has found me wearing hats a bit harder than years past. Like most of us, effort is required in both the acquisition and maintenance of gently worn vintage felt fedoras. I have been putting some of this off. It needs to be done to a bunch of hats.

    In years past I have been called out as to my hat "collection." Growing up in an immigrant Scandinavian family, I learned to share as little as necessary. Experience and life learning find me not sharing oodles. Bragging or showing off was very much discouraged.

    Guilty today. I laugh at myself, as I should be true to desired life mores, but fail all to often.

    Thanks for the call Reggie. Best to you and your family sir, Eric -
     
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  5. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    Eric:
    I think you are being a little hard on yourself. Never have i seen a post from you that presented as bragging or showing off. That would require a tone of condescension and a total lack of humility. You are quite the antithesis of such a hat collector. Never have i heard an unkind word from you, only praise and appreciation for the fine hats you share with us.
    We all learn from excellence of hats and those that share them.
    Thank you for being generous towards us.
    Bowen
     
  6. mayserwegener

    mayserwegener

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    Wayne, Thank you! I would say pre WWII JHS is Velour is better than just post WWII Tonak Velour (still really fantastic). Here is a comparison I did of a J. Hückel´s Söhne (JHS) Zephyr Seal Velour, size 7 3/8 (late 1930s) vs. TONAK Formely Hückel Zephyr Seal Velour, size 7 3/8 (late 1940s early 1950s)

    https://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/side-by-side-hat-comparisons.65983/page-10#post-1662862

    Overall it's hard to say because of varying situations. I can only address Germany and Austria / Czechoslovakia. I think the best pre WWII is better especially Velours.
     
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  7. mayserwegener

    mayserwegener

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    Eric, Thank you! Fantastic 1930's Kennsington from you early yesterday and a equally great Borsalino later!
     
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  8. mayserwegener

    mayserwegener

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    Reggie, Thank you! I will have pull out some more greens. :) Super looking Royal De Luxe Stetson "The Metropolis" from you yesterday. You always have fantastic Hat - Clothing combos!
     
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  9. Frunobulax

    Frunobulax

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    Thanks, Reg. Batsakes is a hat shop located in Cincinnati and operated by Mr. Gus Miller, hatter extraordinaire. Here's a thread on his shop, cued up to when I got the hat above.

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  10. bowlerman

    bowlerman I'll Lock Up

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    It has been a little difficult to comment much lately, but I'm really enjoying everyone's display. Keep it up!
    Yesterday I wore my Carlson Homburg, and this morning, I'm going with my Falcon Park lords hat.
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  11. DaveProc

    DaveProc One Too Many

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    Bee Custom "The Strato" this morning.
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  12. Blare

    Blare I'll Lock Up

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  13. Short Balding Guy

    Short Balding Guy I'll Lock Up

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    Out this morning in a Canadian made Stetson Premiere. I put the hat on went out to fill bird feeders and clear a walkway. Getting inside I notice that the ribbon requires some steam as it has aquired some wrinkles.

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    Cheers this morning from Minnesota, Eric -
     
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  15. Michael A

    Michael A I'll Lock Up

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  16. Checking on the brush pile (burning for three days now) in an O’Farrell.

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  17. Daniele Tanto

    Daniele Tanto My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Today, a German hat that arrived last year is on stage
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    I think I have never worn it or presented it to your eyes (maybe I'm wrong):)
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    I am without a mask because inside the garden of my office and the safety distances are kept
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    Huber size 59. The felt has the word Mohair.
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    Very nice color that reminds me of some French hats I have in my collection.
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    The felt texture differs, here very firm, while in French hats it is soft
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    I want to thank you all for the likes given to yesterday's "Thibet" blue and ancient hat;)
     
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  18. Daniele Tanto

    Daniele Tanto My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Thanks Wayne!
    I will do my best to be safe...I had experience during springtime:rolleyes:
    Your German velour is fantastic. Hope the "German connoisseurs" will be able to determinate the maker, even if it seems they are very close to solve the enigna.
    Grazie
     
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  19. Frunobulax

    Frunobulax

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    You got a ways to go to beat the Springfield Tire Fire, though.

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  20. Blare

    Blare I'll Lock Up

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    Excellent heather
     
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