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#1 habigman

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 02:26 PM

Max Wiese Herrenhüte G.m.b.H
Berlin - Steglitz Hubertusstrasse 10

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 02:26 PM

M.W. Diamant

Size 54cm, NOS with the original size tag. My guess is late 1950s. I haven't been able to find any information on M.W.. The paper tag behind the sweatband has M.B.W. .

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:10 AM

This ad was posted by Flat Foot Floey on the FL. This solved the M.W. mystery. Thanks!

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:16 AM

M.W. Diamant Homburg

This one belongs to Paddy on the FL. Probably late 1950s.

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 03:24 PM

Max Wiese Berlin (M.W.B.) "Halali Special", measures 58cm probably late 1930s early 1940s, modified probably 1970s or later. The crown of this hat was cut down and the band was changed to a felt type. The over welt was also added and probably the hat was reformed to further reduce brim width (modified dimensions Crown Open 5 1/2 inches, Brim 2 1/4 inches. The modification work is really well done (saved original sweatband, tip patch (could be cut from liner) and paper label) but I am sure the original hat was amazing. The felt on this hat is really fantastic and easily dry creases (see photos).

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Open Crown

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You can see that the sweatband was reattached after modification.

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You can see the where the crown was cut (just below stitching).

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Here is advertisement for a Max Wiese Berlin "Halali Hut". I think this one is later but it's probably close to what this hat originally looked like. What is interesting is Halali is associated with hunting but these hats are Dress Hats.

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They were made by other companies and go back to the early 1900s or further.

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Today I can only find an association with hunting.

https://www.halalico.com/




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