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What Hat Are You Wearing Today ?

StoryPNW

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I hope everyone had a great weekend. I wore my 3X OR, my Akubra Angler, and my Hemp OR this weekend.
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It is stiff and tightly woven, but very lightweight. According to the label (via Google Translate), it is “100% cotton fabric painted with pyroxylin lacquer.” I have learned that pyroxylin, or nitrocellulose, is also used in gunpowder and film, but when making a lacquer of this type it dries to a thin, clear film.
Just never sit too close to the campfire while wearing it!;)
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I wonder if they were lacquering hats?
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Tonak Iradon, mid to late 1950s. This is another hat from my May 2016 NOS Czech Find.

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170th (1799 - 1969) Anniversary of TONAK (24 Years). Yes no mention of Hückel (146 Years) on the cover. Most of the book is a history of hats but there is a chapter on the history of the JHS factory. There is a good bit of propaganda but that is to be expected. Found this book back in 2015.

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Beautiful hat, Steve
 
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2Ms on this Memorial Monday:
First up is the new-to-me Mallory aristocratic quality. I think this is from the late 40s and feels like it might have some wool in it.
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Switched over to the Mayser Super for Memorial Day celebrations with the family. We are lucky to not have any family to memorialize, though we’ve a number of war veterans in the last few generations.
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Happy Memorial Day to the US members. Happy start to your week wherever you are.
Both look fab
 

RickP

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The recently reworked Akubra Stockman gets its first real public run today. I did end up trimming brim down to 2 1/2 ". I like it better. Seriously thinking about doing a brim binding. Maybe wider like a Whippet would look better. Might even entertain a bit wider hatband ribbon (I havent sewn the narrow one down fully yet)

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The Lost Cowboy

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Good Tuesday. Home from this mornings work escapades I did a couple yard chores. The temps have warmed up to a breezy 62'f (16'c). An unlined Stetson Playboy was my "yard hat." This Air Light felt is indeed air light on the head.

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I tip my brim to TFL Hat Folks, cheers!

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Eric -

What a hat!

Very handsome inside and out, thanks for sharing.
 

The Lost Cowboy

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My first cap day.

I hate to miss any chance to wear a full brim, but I’ve wanted to try this new-to-me Stetson for some time. This afternoon was a dental appointment so it seemed appropriate to give him his first day out.

This was a hugely-discounted eBay find: full silk crown which is why I got it but a cotton/poly blend liner which is why I hesitated to pay new prices for it.

Verdict: a cap is okay, but I literally cringe feeling the sun on my ears and neck. I already miss my full brim!

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