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Mighty44

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My long time beater Playboy with the East River and 59th Street bridge in the background. Thanks to a cleaning and restoration by @belfastboy that got out the bad grease spot on the crown and replaced the sweatband, I can now wear it to work with confidence.

David
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belfastboy

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My long time beater Playboy with the East River and 59th Street bridge in the background. Thanks to a cleaning and restoration by @belfastboy that got out the bad grease spot on the crown and replaced the sweatband, I can now wear it to work with confidence.

David
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You wear it well. The proportions are near perfect for you. Did you stiffen the brim at all?
 

humanshoes

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View attachment 372624 Couldn’t locate the, “What block are you showing off today” thread, so I suppose I’ll have to stick it here.

Though this one turned out fine, don’t believe I’ll be making another one and will be happy to pay full price for the ready mades!
It’ll get another sanding and another coat of sky blue, then straight to work on a good friend’s Schoble.

7 1/8 block.
5 5/8” tall. 8” X 6 5/16” at the base.
Since the block needs to be a bit bigger than the finished hat it should be just right.

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Great work Randall.
 

Steve1857

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Wegener "Start" possibly late 1920s. A Felt mélange with a Rauh / Rough Finish. A Curled Brim with a Blind Stich Over Welt which was typical of the time period and place. Also has a Back Bow.

Wonderful, Steve! The "rough" finish looks like one step before a misto/heather finish.
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Blare

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Stetson 7X Clear Beaver Quality
Silverbelly Open Road Style
4 5/8 in diamond crease (about 5 3/4 Open)
3/8 inch grosgrain ribbon
2 3/4 brim with 1/8 bound edge
Wind trolley


Finally the last of the four hat week from a few weeks back. This one took a couple weeks of patience but it has finally arrived. Stetson 7XCB is worth the wait! This is for sure one fine piece of felt. There is quite definitely that “molds like clay” feel to this felt. The hand is incredibly velvety fine. Probably one of the very best of all my Stetsons. Maybe the exception might be my mid 1930s Standard Quality though I believe that one may be a bit thinner felt. I put it through some paces with a few quick dry creases… all of which it took with ease. There are a couple tiny dirty spots here and there but nothing that really stands out. One odd thing it appears the wind trolley cord has been stitched down in place under the ribbon. I’m not sure if this a factory thing kinda like basting stitches or if someone did not know how to wrap it and stow it out of the way. I did find a four digit number on the back side of the sweat similar to a LotXXXX number… however I do not think it is. There ar stars in the logo on the sweat and on the liner.. My guess would be late 40s early 50s… wonder anyone else’s thoughts. Absolutely very happy with this hat. I will probably pull out my other similar Stetsons and do some comparisons soon. Special thanks to @BobHufford for the heads up on this great hat.

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AbbaDatDeHat

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Stetson 7X Clear Beaver Quality
Silverbelly Open Road Style
4 5/8 in diamond crease (about 5 3/4 Open)
3/8 inch grosgrain ribbon
2 3/4 brim with 1/8 bound edge
Wind trolley


Finally the last of the four hat week from a few weeks back. This one took a couple weeks of patience but it has finally arrived. Stetson 7XCB is worth the wait! This is for sure one fine piece of felt. There is quite definitely that “molds like clay” feel to this felt. The hand is incredibly velvety fine. Probably one of the very best of all my Stetsons. Maybe the exception might be my mid 1930s Standard Quality though I believe that one may be a bit thinner felt. I put it through some paces with a few quick dry creases… all of which it took with ease. There are a couple tiny dirty spots here and there but nothing that really stands out. One odd thing it appears the wind trolley cord has been stitched down in place under the ribbon. I’m not sure if this a factory thing kinda like basting stitches or if someone did not know how to wrap it and stow it out of the way. I did find a four digit number on the back side of the sweat similar to a LotXXXX number… however I do not think it is. There ar stars in the logo on the sweat and on the liner.. My guess would be late 40s early 50s… wonder anyone else’s thoughts. Absolutely very happy with this hat. I will probably pull out my other similar Stetsons and do some comparisons soon. Special thanks to @BobHufford for the heads up on this great hat.

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This!!
 
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Old Peters Brothers fedora was on the grab and go shelf for morning errands.
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Beautifully put together.

My long time beater Playboy with the East River and 59th Street bridge in the background. Thanks to a cleaning and restoration by @belfastboy that got out the bad grease spot on the crown and replaced the sweatband, I can now wear it to work with confidence.

David
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Wonderful shot of my old neighborhood.

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Stetson 7X Clear Beaver Quality
Silverbelly Open Road Style
4 5/8 in diamond crease (about 5 3/4 Open)
3/8 inch grosgrain ribbon
2 3/4 brim with 1/8 bound edge
Wind trolley

The first photo says it all. Fierce.
 
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