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This hat by former Lounger, Esther Weis, with it's low crown and wider
brim, that I wore today, took some getting used to. It's now grown on
me and I have come to like it more and more.
That wide brim has been a life saver in the exceptional heat we've
been experiencing. You can see from this previous photo, just how
good a sun shade it's proven to be.
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Wonderful, Robert
 
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1950s Dobbs for Sunday supper at the Pell City Steakhouse, in business since 1947.
 
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It's a beauty, Max. I like the colour combination.

Gorgeous hat, Alan. Doesn't get any lighter than that.

Cool hat and a great looking pug.

If you felt like a man, then the Wormser was for you! Very nice, Jim.

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Outside Tina's sewing cabin, she made the trousers. Colin Johnson made the shoes. https://www.colinjohnsonshoes.com/ The shirt is by Chester Cordite: https://www.chestercordite.com/ The tie is lost in the mists of time. The blazer was made to measure by Fox Tailors. https://www.foxtailoring.co.uk/
The hat, a bespoke green fedora, courtesy of Gamble & Gunn. https://gambleandgunn.com/
A picture of excellence in action (well sort of action anyway), Robert.

Here is a hat parade from this past week.

Lee Desert Tones.

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VS panama hat.

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Champ panama hat.

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Supernatural Ecuadorian Panama.

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Genuine Panama.

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Sunbody straw hat.

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Supernatural Ecuadorian Milan hat.

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Cheers, Eric -
Outstanding parade of hats, Eric.

Ca. 1940s Borsalino Landista, sold at Sools of Paris. Love the overall French film noir look and shape of this one.

Thanks to Stefan for allowing it to come my way.

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They got it spot on with that one, Steve. And worn with panache!
 
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1930s Mallory - Black/Charcoal Heather Melusine
4 1/2 crown as shape (approx 5 1/2 open)
2 inch black grosgrain ribbon
2 1/4 brim underwelt brim
2 inch black sweatband

So here is a hat that several of you kindly pointed me in the direction of probably over a year ago… including Jonathan @TheOldFashioned, Jim @Frunobulax and @Randall Renshaw and probably a few others. It remained on my watch list for more than a year as the seller slowly lowered his price and for one reason or another I never made the purchase. My wife finally pulled the trigger on it as a birthday present. For $23.99 with shipping included… it arrived in a plastic envelope! FLAT as a pancake! I was able to get it into a reasonable shape by hand yesterday and spent some time steaming it up today. Not bad! I must say! The hat arrived smelling of cigarettes, which dissipated after setting in the sun.. but while steaming it released a very sweet smell of something like cherry tobacco.

So I’m told this Mallory Established 1823 tombstone logo tends to point to mid 20s to 30s. The United Hatters, Cap And Millinery Union Workers tag indicates 1934 or later…. So I’m gonna guess mid 1930s. Unusual for the era black sweatband at about two inches. The super soft long hair felt is a black/charcoal heather. It is extremely soft and malleable.. but steam really helped to keep a shape. The brim comes in at 2 1/4 with a tight almost blind stitched underwelt. Can’t decide if I like it better brim up or down.. luckily I don’t have to choose. Thanks the everyone who tried to steer me toward this beauty.

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I think that's a winner, Joe. Great recovery.

Looks fabulous, Bill.

Good Sunday hat folks. Below showcase a parade of hats from today's frolicking.

Lee Adventurer (gray felt).

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Stetson Scoop.

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Stetson Royal DeLuxe Open Road.

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Lee Adventurer (charcoal gray).

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Sunbody straw hat.

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Stetson Playboy.

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Gannon Wanderer (silverbelly beaver felt w/charcoal trimmings).

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Cheers, Eric -
Stellar!

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This hat by former Lounger, Esther Weis, with it's low crown and wider
brim, that I wore today, took some getting used to. It's now grown on
me and I have come to like it more and more.
That wide brim has been a life saver in the exceptional heat we've
been experiencing. You can see from this previous photo, just how
good a sun shade it's proven to be.
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If this weather keeps up we'll need more straws!
 
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I missed my cue yesterday with the usual week in hats. I was in Deventer for the largest bookmarket in Europe (for the first time in three year after Covid). Forgot to take a pic there.
Anyway, here they are.

Dalton (this was sent to me by John @moehawk and I actually was reminded that I had it when looking at the Dalton thread last week:oops:)
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Mossant for Sools
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Courtney by Dalton
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The English hatter
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Dunlap
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Adam Longpremier
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Stetson Stratoliner
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Steve1857

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I missed my cue yesterday with the usual week in hats. I was in Deventer for the largest bookmarket in Europe (for the first time in three year after Covid). Forgot to take a pic there.
Anyway, here they are.

Dalton (this was sent to me by John @moehawk and I actually was reminded that I had it when looking at the Dalton thread last week:oops:)
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Mossant for Sools
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Courtney by Dalton
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The English hatter
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Dunlap
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Adam Longpremier
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Stetson Stratoliner
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Another great hat week Stefan even if it was a day late :)

Bookmarket you say. Now that's another "vice" of mine. Shame you didn't take photos.
 

moehawk

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I missed my cue yesterday with the usual week in hats. I was in Deventer for the largest bookmarket in Europe (for the first time in three year after Covid). Forgot to take a pic there.
Anyway, here they are.

Dalton (this was sent to me by John @moehawk and I actually was reminded that I had it when looking at the Dalton thread last week:oops:)
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Mossant for Sools
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Courtney by Dalton
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The English hatter
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Dunlap
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Adam Longpremier
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Stetson Stratoliner
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A stunning round of hats, Stefan!
Between the Dalton and the Dunlap I can't decide which one was the one I was most bummed that it didn't fit. Both still haunt me...
But, still WAY happy with what I got in trade! :)
 

GHT

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A picture of excellence in action (well sort of action anyway), Robert.
The perfect Gentleman as ever Stefan, thank you. I have an admission and an apology to make to you. I was on line previously with good intentions of thanking you for your kind compliment, when Tina called to say that the concert that I had missed previously, by André Rieu, was on TV.

Stefan, I stood you up for Mr Rieu, shame on me! Can you forgive me?
 

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