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What Hat Are You Wearing Today ?

StoryPNW

Practically Family
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Beautiful day at work here in the PNW. It's just cool enough to wear my Akubra Stockman, I just pulled the liner out of it hoping to extend it's wearability into the summer a little.
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PDXHAT

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My very first custom hat, a 50s style OR in homage to Harry Truman. Of course I love it: the felt is light, it's soft, it's easy to bash, I don't intend to steam it because I like the soft, pinch, hey it's the 50s and I'm doing it myself look. I think I've found my styl;e of hat, I'm getting in line for another color. Too much fun.
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hambone71

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My very first custom hat, a 50s style OR in homage to Harry Truman. Of course I love it: the felt is light, it's soft, it's easy to bash, I don't intend to steam it because I like the soft, pinch, hey it's the 50s and I'm doing it myself look. I think I've found my styl;e of hat, I'm getting in line for another color. Too much fun.
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Great hat! You sound like me. I got back in line right after I received my first.
 

Mighty44

One Too Many
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My very first custom hat, a 50s style OR in homage to Harry Truman. Of course I love it: the felt is light, it's soft, it's easy to bash, I don't intend to steam it because I like the soft, pinch, hey it's the 50s and I'm doing it myself look. I think I've found my styl;e of hat, I'm getting in line for another color. Too much fun.
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Looks great!
 
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Hch. Klipper Offenbach a. M. "Extra Quality" possibly early 1900s. This Wool Stiff Felt has a very interesting Form and Brim work. The original ribbon was damaged so I decided to buy some Mokuba (Japan) Silk ribbon which turned out to be a great match. I contacted Bob at Black Sheep Hat Works (BSHW) and he graciously accepted to install the new ribbon / bow. Unfortunately when the Stiff Felt arrived at BSHW the box had been crushed and the Stiff Felt had major crown dents. Bob did a masterful job of fixing the dents, cleaning up the felt and installing the new ribbon / bow. The bow design matches the original so of the time period. Here is a link if you want to take a look at what happened. I found this Wool Stiff Felt back in 2017.

https://germanaustrianhats.invision...mp-offenbach-a-m/?do=findComment&comment=1790

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Henrich Klipper Offenbach a. M. possibly 1930s.

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100 Year Anniversary Store Front (1958), Copyright Felix Trejtnar

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Echter Borsalino Display (1950s)

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Rmccamey

I'll Lock Up
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4,907
Location
Central Texas

I know you like them tall and wide, Brent, but the dimensions of that Plains suits you very well.


Hch. Klipper Offenbach a. M. "Extra Quality" possibly early 1900s. This Wool Stiff Felt has a very interesting Form and Brim work. The original ribbon was damaged so I decided to buy some Mokuba (Japan) Silk ribbon which turned out to be a great match. I contacted Bob at Black Sheep Hat Works (BSHW) and he graciously accepted to install the new ribbon / bow. Unfortunately when the Stiff Felt arrived at BSHW the box had been crushed and the Stiff Felt had major crown dents. Bob did a masterful job of fixing the dents, cleaning up the felt and installing the new ribbon / bow. The bow design matches the original so of the time period. Here is a link if you want to take a look at what happened. I found this Wool Stiff Felt back in 2017.

https://germanaustrianhats.invision...mp-offenbach-a-m/?do=findComment&comment=1790

52946380269_c2f0a56678_h.jpg


52945643712_362b7aacfb_h.jpg


52946190701_14770c93a4_h.jpg


52946376224_8bfed224e5_h.jpg


Henrich Klipper Offenbach a. M. possibly 1930s.

34919904880_c1aa31ca21_o.jpg


100 Year Anniversary Store Front (1958), Copyright Felix Trejtnar

34497454833_1ee79ce7a4_o.jpg


Echter Borsalino Display (1950s)

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All those great bowlers are making me green with envy, Steve. Keep 'em coming!
 

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