Champ Featherweight fedora hat

It feels like a while since I’ve been in the fedora business.  It used to be they were my bread and butter.  I sold hats with a very small vintage clothing sideline.  There was a time, not too long ago, where I could walk into an antique store and come out with two or three golden-era fedoras or homburgs, at great prices.  But the ebay market has gone through the roof, and antique shops seem to be more picked over now.  Taking gambles on badly listed ebay hats to flip isn’t worth it when the price gets to big to comfortably eat.  While this Champ is a bit dirty and a bit past the era I prefer, it was still refreshing to see it quietly sitting on a shelf at an antique store, waiting to be taken home, steamed out and cleaned up.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281070476177

This vintage fedora was made by Champ in the early 1960s. It is a lightweight fur felt, with a bound brim, and simple hat band. It has a c-crease. Size 7-1/8

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