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Gunslinger
02-19-2012, 06:49 AM
Hi guys,

Thought I'd sell this hat as it just fits a tad tight on me. It's a Raiders reblock of a vintage Bates, London fedora with a vintage 1940's dark brown Raiders ribbon. VERY nice condition for its vintage - which seems to be nothing newer than 1960s going by the high quality of the felt; which is really clean. Basically a new hat - I've only worn it about 2-3 times.

So the size is a very snug (but not painful :D ) 57cm, or a large 56. Please measure your head to get the true size you need. By this, I mean if your head is like mine at exactly 57cm around, this will fit you like a glove, and may well stretch a little with some wear as the leather's already in a "contracted" state. If you're 56 and a half or whatever, then it will still fit well.

Anyway, a REALLY nice example of my Raiders shape - I made it for myself as one of my attempts at a "final" personal hat - and the felt is so stable this sucker will last forever. I can post pics if anyone is interested.

Price is $240au plus postage.

Topper
02-19-2012, 03:19 PM
Hi Kurt!

Please post some pictures if possible. I'm a 57cm Hat wearer as you may still know :)

Regards

Topper

Gunslinger
02-19-2012, 09:13 PM
Ok mate I'll put some shots up in a few hours.

Gunslinger
02-20-2012, 03:42 AM
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m627/GunslingerAU/D700-20120220-091600_01.jpg

http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m627/GunslingerAU/D700-20120220-091556.jpg

http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m627/GunslingerAU/D700-20120220-091544.jpg

http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m627/GunslingerAU/D700-20120220-091736.jpg

http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m627/GunslingerAU/D700-20120220-091802.jpg

http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m627/GunslingerAU/D700-20120220-091818.jpg

neutronbomb
02-20-2012, 03:26 PM
Looks like beautiful felt. Love the color.

jnicktem
02-21-2012, 12:56 AM
Why can't you find a nice vintage felt like these in a size 62??? :hairguy:

Gunslinger
02-21-2012, 05:26 AM
Yeah, they are tough to come by. The biggest oldish one I've ever gotten a hold of myself is a size 60, and it was still as new as about mid 1970s. Small heads back then.

jnicktem
02-21-2012, 05:54 PM
Well if you ever find one- let me know! I have been searching for one for years it seems.

indydude18
02-21-2012, 07:35 PM
Looking good Kurt! :sheep:

Topper
02-22-2012, 11:51 PM
mine mine mine :)

You can start putting my face in the above images :D

Gunslinger
02-23-2012, 12:18 AM
...and SOLD!

Raskolnikov
02-23-2012, 04:47 AM
Beautiful hat!