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#1 habigman

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 02:17 PM

Founded in 1861 by Raimund and Kasper Lembert Augsburg, Germany. Still in operation today making traditional hats for wholesale.

Company history (in German).

http://www.hutfabrik...geschichte.html

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 04:06 PM

Lembert Long Hair (1970s)

This one has two different felts. The under brim is a normal black felt that fills the whole side of the hat.

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#3 habigman

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 09:02 PM

Lembert Souverain Homburg (1960s 1970s)

This is a very beautifully made Homburg in mint condition. I was very lucky to find this one.

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#4 habigman

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 11:20 PM

Interesting article on the current state of K & R Lembert.

http://www.augsburge...ageid,4288.html

English translation

http://babelfish.yah...TrUrl=Translate

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 04:29 PM

Lembert Trachten Velour

This beauty is from Billysmom (Sue) on the FL. I am thinking very late 50s early to mid 60s.

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#6 habigman

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 03:41 PM

I found that Hutfabrik Lembert has a new website.

http://www.hutfabrik...t.de/index.html

They have a interesting hat making video (in German) that shows the velour process. They have amazing array of antique blocks and flanges.

http://www.hutfabrik...tehteinhut.html

Today they only make hats for special order. I meant to visit the last time I was in Augsburg but some how didn't make it.

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 08:02 PM

Lembert "Rieser", size 58cm, probably early 1960s. It has a very short crown and is softer than a typical old Bowler. It measures 58cm and actually fits me.

Received this update from Herbert at Hut Neubarth, Augsburg.

"Ries is an area in the north of Augsburg. People there had typical hats, called 'Rieser Hut'. That's why Lembert obviously called the Bowler trimmed
hat 'Ries'. (the shape) "

I am this could also be based on the nearby Ries Crater (Nördlingen).

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#8 habigman

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 08:53 PM





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Posted 16 April 2011 - 11:35 AM

Visited K. & R. Lembert Hutfabrik (established 1861) in Augsburg with Dieter from the FL. Mr. Christian Lembert gave us a tour of the factory which is much as it was 80 years ago. They have all the machines to mass produce hats but only have about 10 employees today. They also have a large number of antique wooden blocks and flanges. Also machinery for Velour finishes. Unfortunately I wasn't allowed to take pictures in the factory. Today they only make lower end traditional style hats for whole sale order. They also make more specialized women's hats to order. I bought a Dreispitz in honor of the Derbynator!

At the factory store.

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With Mr. Christian Lembert holding the Dreispitz.

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I inquired about this vintage Lembert hut holder and Mr. Lembert kindly offered it to me.

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#10 le.gentleman

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 03:54 PM

Wonderful! I should stop by there as well when I am in the area next time. About a year ago, I contected them asking whether they had vintage hat making books but they told me they did not :(.
It is sad to see that they could produce high quality hat wear but there is simply no demand for it...
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#11 habigman

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 04:39 PM

Yes definitely worth a visit just to see all the old hat machinery.

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 03:58 PM

Here's my latest acquisition. A size 58 fedora from Lembert. Picked it up for a song. The felt is great and very cozy!

(ok...I'm having problems posting images....I will resolve this somehow)

Here you go.

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#13 habigman

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:04 PM

K. & R. Lembert Pilot Antilope, Size 59cm, probably late 1950s early 1960s. It has a Stetson like thin ribbon design and the model name "Pilot" could point to a Stratoliner influence. It's in good shape but unfortunately missing the liner.

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#14 habigman

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 10:59 PM

K. & R. Lembert Kristall Velour, mint condition, probably early 1950s. Very beautiful / high quality black Velour that reminds me of JHS Sigma finish. Unfotunately listed as 58cm but more like 55cm. Still it's the oldest K. & R. Lembert soft felt I have encountered. Shown here with brim snapped.

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#15 habigman

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 01:51 PM

K. & R. Lembert still (extended 2010) active trademark.

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#16 habigman

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 12:24 PM

This one belongs to Richard on the FL. Probaly early 60s maybe a bit earlier or later.



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Posted 09 May 2014 - 09:29 PM

Lembert Reiner Haarfilz, probably mid 1950s. Very nice medium weight felt on this one. The crown tip patch is missing. Also came with a hat stand from the shop that sold it.

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#18 habigman

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Posted 30 September 2014 - 03:40 PM

Vintage K.& R. Lembert hat body.

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Posted 07 March 2015 - 01:14 AM

Lembert "Standard", size 56cm, probably early 1960s. This one belongs to Paddy on the FL.

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 03:15 PM

Lembert "Zimmermann", 59cm, Wool, probably 1960s or later. New Ribbon/Bow and Sweatband by Tom Gomez. This one belongs to NewJack on the FL.

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