My goodness , Steve. That is one luscious velour!J. Hückel ´s Söhne "Standard" "Crystall Velour" possibly mid 1930s. Found this one back in 2018.
The Sweatband Leather Color, Finish and Hand are fantastic. Also the JHS Hanging Cord.
J. Hückel´s Söhne Store Display, possibly late 1920s early to mid 1930s. It came from an old Milwaukee, Wisconsin store.
Looks great. The new maroon ribbon really makes the hat pop!
Brilliant Bob! But you need to change lids before the busybodies notice you are without a crash helmet. It has four wheels and makes crash helmets non-compulsory, I know. But what fun with the right skid-lid?
That ribbon color goes really well with the grey.