Your First Fedora

Discussion in 'Hats' started by bburtner@moran, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. bburtner@moran

    bburtner@moran Banned

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    When did you buy or inherit you first fedora hat?I inherited my grandfathers in 1976,it was a Mallory...
     
  2. Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange I'll Lock Up

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    I bought the Stetson Indiana Jones hat (the more expensive fur felt model, though strangely it had a cloth sweatband) available at the time of Temple of Doom in 1984.

    Ironically, I had been collecting hats since I was a kid in the mid-sixties, and I had already owned a homburg, a derby, two top hats, and lots of other hats... but no fedora.
     
  3. David Conwill

    David Conwill Call Me a Cab

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    First wool was a Broner handed down from my dad when I was in elementary school (probably 4th or 5th grade); first fur felt in my size was the Akubra Federation IV in Moonstone Gray I bought from FL recommendations.
     
  4. splintercellsz

    splintercellsz I'll Lock Up

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    My first (and only fedora... right now) is my Borsalino Alessandria. I love it, but I am beginning to falter on the thought of putting it in the classifieds for something a bit taller & wider, lol
     
  5. seabass

    seabass Call Me a Cab

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    My grandparents bought my 1st. In New York City at a shop on Orchard St. Real fur felt in the late 60s a stingy
     
  6. ambulatingreader

    ambulatingreader New in Town

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    About 1954, wearing it at Easter, age 7yrs..
     
  7. Grandfather's Open Road in 1981...
     
  8. Undertow

    Undertow My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Two Biltmore Senators; one in chocolate, the other in navy. Purchased from a relic called Bond's of Beaverdale (old men's suiting store open nearly 100 years) in 2007. Two weeks later, the store was closed. A year later, the building was demolished and replaced by some cheap brick facade for a bar and gym combo.

    (on a side note, the first suit I purchased was also in 2007 from the venerable Younkers flagship store in downtown Des Moines. It closed two days later. The 100+ year old building is still standing but vacant.)
     
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  9. Dan Allen

    Dan Allen A-List Customer

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    Undertow, with your propensity to put stores under--please stay away. We have Precious few old establishments left around here.
    My first hat was my grandfathers open road that I inherited from my Grandfather in 1971.
     
  10. CircuitRider

    CircuitRider One of the Regulars

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    Other than one I wore as a child, a dark brown Stetson Ivey league with stingy brim I found in excellent condition at a local Salvation Army store for a $1.50..:cool:
     
  11. countryclubjoe

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    Hi Folks

    I purchased 2 cavanaghs this week on ebay and 1 on etsy and one from a fellow FL member however none have arrived just yet.
    So whenever the first one hits my doorstep that will be my official fedora at the tender age of 56. I am looking forward to upgrading my look and also keeping my head warm this winter in style.

    Great thread and I 'm glad I could be a part of it.
    Best regards
    CCJ
     
  12. Ordinary Guy

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    Here is My first Fedora , I don't know make or model...

    I DO KNOW my father bought it for me......

    [​IMG]

    Unfortunately I don't have any of my father or grandfathers fedoras, but I sure would like to..
     
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  14. Steve327

    Steve327 New in Town

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    Recently purchased my first non Panama, its a mid 60s Borsalino. I love it.
     
  15. Ordinary Guy

    Ordinary Guy One Too Many

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    Thank You Sir,

    Late 40's and it was taken in Maspeth ,. NY......

    My father was a sharp dresser and often confused with being connected but of course he was'nt.

    A quick check with Google shows the building are still there although they are now working their way down the block with siding , new windows and doors but the iron works are still there, amazing after all these years......
     
  16. randooch

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    OG, that photo belongs in the Non-Shorpy Allstars thread. Spectacular in every way. :eusa_clap
     
  17. buler

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  18. SamMarlowPI

    SamMarlowPI One Too Many

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    1950s macphergus. it is playing a pivotal role in my wedding this winter.
     
  19. winter_joe

    winter_joe A-List Customer

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    Mine was the untouchable fedora woolie that my mom got me for a birthday after i saw a pic of my dday vet grandfather.
     

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