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Monday
Jun212010

Inside Label: Bobby Jones 1920's Straw Hat

During the month of June, the age old game of golf is played out in a major tournament known as the U.S. Open. One can trace the origins of the tournament to Bobby Jones, the eye of the golfing world during the roaring 1920’s. Jones was the Babe Ruth of the game of golf, winning the U.S. Open a total of four times within seven years.
Jones was slated as an amateur throughout his entire career, only playing golf as a part-time hobby. In 1930, in his final year of competition, the twenty-eight year old Jones mastered the links of all four major tournaments, the U.S. Open, the U.S. Amateur, the British Open and the British Amateur. This remarkable feat is marveled as one of the greatest accomplishments within American sports.
After removing himself from the spotlight, Jones began making instructional golf videos. His masterful approach served as an influence to the future of the game. Jones was the lead architect behind the course at Augusta National. Jones also founded the illustrious tournament which is played out each year on his course. This tournament is none other than the Masters. After founding the event, and designing the layout of its course, Jones played in it until his health prohibited him from shooting a round of golf.
This woven, pork pie style straw hat was featured by Robert Edward Auctions in their May of 2010 auction. The hat can be traced to the 1920’s, the era in which Jones dominated the links. The outer crown surface is wrapped in a silk like black band. The interior is lined in a brown leather band. Atop the inner crown rests several bold stampings, thus which includes the manufacturer, American Fashion Hats, as well as their associated union. The hat is sized at 6 ¾ and has Jones’ autograph on the outer crown in blue ink. This is a significant historical piece that has preserved the legacy of golfing great, Bobby Jones.

Images: Robert Edward Auctions

Thursday
Nov122009

FITTED Hawaii "Shaka" Straw 59Fifty Cap

FITTED Hawaii is back with another custom gem releasing this Saturday (14th).  This new cap features the famous Hawaiian hand gesture known as The Shaka.  There are many versions of where this hand symbol originates from but overall it is universally known as the ultimate symbol of Aloha in Hawaiian culture.  FITTED brings this concept forward on a straw fitted embroidered with the Shaka graphic in raised embroidery.  Details include printed satin under visor plus inside lining and embroidered crest on the back.  The nice color pop on button and sweatband adds some extra flare.  As usual, if you don't cop this early, you just aren’t getting one!  Phone orders welcomed.

Image: FITTED Hawaii

Wednesday
Jul152009

New Festival Hats from Bailey @ UrbanExcess.com

UrbanExcess.com has just stocked up on new Bailey Trilby Straw Hats catergoized under Festival Hats.  Below is a snap shot of a few style options now being offered at UrbanExcess.  First up is Bailey's Guthrie Trilby Straw Hat in a natural color made with Bailey's LiteStraw. LiteStraw is a treatment applied during the final stages of production, which allows the straw weave to become softer and flexible for total fit. Next up are the retro pattern, Mannes braided Straw Trilby Hats. This hat features a thinner woven band with 1 & 1/2 snap-brim.  Rounding out the offering is Bailey's summer classics, Salem Centre Dent Straw Hat in darker natural and the Billy Centre Dent Straw Hat in light grey. All hats are designed in Hollywood, CA and feature center dents, woven bands, and standard Bailey pins. Get yours now through UrbanExcess.com.

Images: UrbanExcess

Wednesday
Jun242009

Wacko Maria Panama Hats with Dot Ribbons @ Deep Inside Inc.

Japan's DeepInsideInc.com recently restocked on Wacko Maria's Panama Hats. These classic silhouettes are made with natural straw weave highlighted with short brims, leather headbands, and dot-patterned ribbon bands. Each hat is made in Japan with high-quality craftsmanship details. With summer approaching it's time to update or add on to your hat collection with one of these special pieces. You will have to dig for this one with stock at DeepInside already sold out. Check their store for availability or other Japanese online sites such as ARKnets.

Images: Deep Inside Inc.

Sunday
May312009

Alfie Straw Hat @ Urbanexcess.com

Urbanexcess.com is now stocked for summer with a full range of straw trilby hats.  Featured below is the Alfie Straw hat with striped band.  This hat is crafted with a lightweight and breathable natural straw weave and woven striped crown band.  Additional details include center pinched crown and snap-brim.  The Alfie straw hat and other styles are now available through Urbanexcess.com.

Images: Urbanexcess.com