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Bowler Hat from Lock & Co Quite Possibly Unique...

rubbishtheory

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Hi

Okay I thought this was rare enough and interesting enough to share with you all.
A friend picked this up recently secondhand in London. After some inquires it seems Lock and Co of St James (http://www.lockhatters.co.uk/) made it as a press sample model some time back. Interestingly it is a traditional fur felt Bowler that has then been covered in material and edged in the usual manner - accept in white.







 

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Is it a bowler? It might just be the way that the covering material is cut, but the top of the hat looks both wider and flatter than the crown of a traditional bowler hat.

Interesting, but I can't help but wonder why one just wouldn't get a fedora or something similar if you wanted a hat in a lighter shade...
 

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Equally journeyman I agree. Im not sure what context you could justify wearing this hat with ?
 

rubbishtheory

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Originally Posted by Journeyman
Is it a bowler? It might just be the way that the covering material is cut, but the top of the hat looks both wider and flatter than the crown of a traditional bowler hat.
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Well you can feel under the covering that the curve of the hat follows teh traditional line of a bowler -
A few more pics below.


 

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It's a bowler. What you're seeing is lens distortion. Your buddy should contact Lock and see if they can give him more information about this hat.
 

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Costune pioece from a West End show?
 

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