- Oct 30, 2018
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Does anybody like this wool felt fedora hat with leather belt ?
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Thank you for reporting this Munky!This, I think, says something about the quality of Christy hats. This one is a navy, fur felt, unlined, medium brim, trilby. It is of the 'all the year round' variety. I got in the car without my hat on. Drove for about half hour, got out again and saw that I had been sitting on it. The bash was a bit...well... bashed but I very quickly got into shape again, without the need for any steaming. The ribbon stayed in place and the whole thing was back to normal. Excellent work from Christys. Yours, bashfully, Munky
I too read that Munky, but I think that owning such an expensive hat would completely defeat the purpose of having one. I mean, if I had a Panama of that kind, I'd keep it in a climatized glass case, guarded h24 by Guardie Svizzere, rather than wearing it.$25,000 for Panamas (no, really!)
$25,000 =/= “a quarter of a million dollars”.I wonder who buys a hat for a quarter of a million dollars? If you were famous or generally in the public eye, presumably most people would just notice that you are famous and move on - not really seeing your hat. I suspect that most people who are not famous, do not have their hats noticed very much. You would, I think, have to be a very dedicated and well versed Panama lover, to notice that someone was wearing one of these. Perhaps just knowing that you are wearing one is enough for those rich enough to buy one. Personally, I would be going round in mine with a sandwich board saying: "I am wearing a hat that cost a quarter of a million dollars!" With kind thoughts, Munky.
PS. No one can deny that these are very, very beautiful hats, made by true artists. Even Mr Black has (I think) said that a particularly beautiful one belongs in a museum. It would certainly be a wonderful cultural artifact.