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jackfromdfw
08-15-2009, 07:47 PM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bullridingbyortega/sets/72157622044040236/detail/?deleted=3823080044

Posted pix of my dress hats on my Flickr page. What do you think?

Bertilak
08-15-2009, 09:59 PM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bullridingbyortega/sets/72157622044040236/detail/?deleted=3823080044

Posted pix of my dress hats on my Flickr page. What do you think?

They look nice. I'd be interested in hearing a little about them. Any differences besides the obvious? Any favorites? For what reasons? Where did you get them?

Bushranger
08-16-2009, 02:41 AM
thanks.
whats a good brand quality 'straw' hat - something towards the Plantation style?

SRock
08-16-2009, 04:35 AM
I like the green Fedora.

Bushranger
08-16-2009, 06:08 AM
i see you now have an eye patch to go wtih the pirate hat.....accessorising already mate? very 'metro' of you

SRock
08-16-2009, 06:18 AM
i see you now have an eye patch to go wtih the pirate hat.....accessorising already mate? very 'metro' of you

Nah, I added the patch for humor. I just wondered how long it would take for someone to point out the fact that Superman wouldn't need an eye patch seeing how he can't be hurt (for the most part). It only took about 10 minutes! :lol::lol:

luvmysuper
08-16-2009, 07:11 AM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bullridingbyortega/sets/72157622044040236/detail/?deleted=3823080044

Posted pix of my dress hats on my Flickr page. What do you think?
Nice hats, love that grey fedora. What is your source - where'd ya get 'em? What is their brand name?


Nah, I added the patch for humor. I just wondered how long it would take for someone to point out the fact that Superman wouldn't need an eye patch seeing how he can't be hurt (for the most part). It only took about 10 minutes! :lol::lol:

The cool thing about it is, even with the eye patch on, superman can see with both eyes!!

Bertilak
08-16-2009, 07:48 AM
Nah, I added the patch for humor. I just wondered how long it would take for someone to point out the fact that Superman wouldn't need an eye patch seeing how he can't be hurt (for the most part). It only took about 10 minutes! :lol::lol:

I thought the wind blew a spec of kryptonite int your eye.

joto
08-16-2009, 09:23 AM
The the 'gray fedora' a carbon gray Akubra federation? If not, it surely looks the part. Which is to say AWESOME. They are all beautiful- I :001_tt1: LOVE :001_tt1: hats, fedoras specifically- they are one of my hobby-related passions. Like shaving supplies, they are a bit of a niche market, and as such the prices are (in my opinion) elevated because they cannot take advantage of volume discounts in the same way McDonalds can. I have a couple of Akubra Federations and a Panama Monticristi straw I bought from panamabob.com. Not cheap, but very high quality and as close to 'free trade' as you will probably come in that industry.

Here are two of mine, a brown federation and the Monticristi mentioned above.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/41522409@N02/

luvmysuper
08-16-2009, 09:35 AM
The the 'gray fedora' a carbon gray Akubra federation? If not, it surely looks the part. Which is to say AWESOME. They are all beautiful- I :001_tt1: LOVE :001_tt1: hats, fedoras specifically- they are one of my hobby-related passions. Like shaving supplies, they are a bit of a niche market, and as such the prices are (in my opinion) elevated because they cannot take advantage of volume discounts in the same way McDonalds can. I have a couple of Akubra Federations and a Panama Monticristi straw I bought from panamabob.com. Not cheap, but very high quality and as close to 'free trade' as you will probably come in that industry.

Here are two of mine, a brown federation and the Monticristi mentioned above.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/41522409@N02/

I love that Akubra. Ok, looks like I'm catching yet ANOTHER AD from you guys. I gotta stop hangin' out here so much.

Masterofsparks
08-16-2009, 09:53 AM
I love hats they can really set the mood for you! It is a shame more men don't wear them!

jackfromdfw
08-16-2009, 11:09 PM
They look nice. I'd be interested in hearing a little about them. Any differences besides the obvious? Any favorites? For what reasons? Where did you get them?

I have all my hats customed-made from Peters Bros in downtown Fort Worth, a fairly well-known place here in north Texas. He specializes in cowboy hats and Indy Jones replicas.

Basically, I talk to the current Mr. Peters about what style, color, beaver %, brim and crown size, pinch style, crown dent, etc... and about 6 weeks later it's done. The main difference in my hats is the crown and brim size and color. The grey fedora has the largest brim and crown. The homburg is the latest addition to the family. My favorite is the green moss hat. It is a very versatile color and goes with almost every color suit.

jackfromdfw
08-16-2009, 11:13 PM
thanks.
whats a good brand quality 'straw' hat - something towards the Plantation style?

Check out the The Dobbs Kingston - Gambler hat

http://www.menshats.com/product/216/dress-hats

SRock
08-17-2009, 03:17 AM
The cool thing about it is, even with the eye patch on, superman can see with both eyes!!


I thought the wind blew a spec of kryptonite int your eye.

Glad to see I'm not the only Super Hero geek!

Improbable
08-17-2009, 11:14 AM
thanks.
whats a good brand quality 'straw' hat - something towards the Plantation style?

I've got a Panama from Country Gentleman (http://countrygentleman.com/) that I've always been a bit proud of. I think I picked it up at a Dillard's, but department stores are horribly inconsistent about hat stock.

The Mick
08-24-2009, 11:06 PM
http://i30.tinypic.com/2diq4pu.jpg

Mr Peat
08-24-2009, 11:11 PM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bullridingbyortega/sets/72157622044040236/detail/?deleted=3823080044

Posted pix of my dress hats on my Flickr page. What do you think?

I love the Straw Fedora. I'd have to get a thinner band for it. OpusX has one and they have a pretty good hat shop in West Port which is a little area of Kansas City, Mo. Unlucky for me, I need close to a 8" so I don't wear hats.

JohnDoom
08-26-2009, 12:05 AM
Great hats! I've spent ages looking for a bowler that'll fit my massive cranium. Some of my girlfriends brought me back a panama hat from panama whilst on vacation, but let me know panama hats technically aren't FROM panama, and of course living in Arizona I had a 'cowboy' hat that was ruined by falling into a river. No big loss there :)

Sam
08-27-2009, 03:05 PM
Got me a Panama Bob Diamante straw hat and then a Stetson Saxon felt fedora in caribou (medium grey) and am ordering this week an Akubra Stylemaster in Acorn (light tan). The Stetson will be worn with dressy stuff, suits and sportscoats, the Stylemaster my weekend and casual hat

DSB
08-29-2009, 02:57 AM
i see you now have an eye patch to go wtih the pirate hat.....accessorising already mate? very 'metro' of you


Nah, I added the patch for humor. I just wondered how long it would take for someone to point out the fact that Superman wouldn't need an eye patch seeing how he can't be hurt (for the most part). It only took about 10 minutes! :lol::lol:


I thought the wind blew a spec of kryptonite int your eye.

He got that eye patch running with kryptonite scissors. You NEVER run with scissors (especially if you're running faster than a speeding bullet). :biggrin:

SRock
08-29-2009, 06:35 AM
He got that eye patch running with kryptonite scissors. You NEVER run with scissors (especially if you're running faster than a speeding bullet). :biggrin:

:lol::lol::lol::lol:

StylinLA
08-30-2009, 11:15 AM
I'm a hat fanatic which is very unusual in SoCal. Now I'm working on being a better groomed hat fanatic.

Just got this beauty from the supplier that provided all the hats for PUBLIC ENEMIES. It's based on the Dillinger hat from all the advertising posters, but blocked a bit differently.
http://i701.photobucket.com/albums/ww19/StylinLa/OptOxblood1.jpg

thunderball
08-30-2009, 11:22 AM
Those are some great looking hats...I now feel this strange urge to go out and get myself one. Damn. :tongue:

The Mick
08-30-2009, 01:58 PM
here is mt Stetson

http://i30.tinypic.com/2diq4pu.jpg

mark the shoeshine boy
08-31-2009, 12:45 PM
http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=11833http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=2086



http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=2695

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=11833



http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=12638

rgc
09-01-2009, 03:48 PM
Men should wear hats more offten (and not ball caps). One day I will get one from VS Hats. Who knows, maybe this Christmas.

vintagesilhouettes.com

mark the shoeshine boy
09-02-2009, 06:02 PM
two of the five that i have posted is VS hats. Art has made me probably about 6 customs. I love them.

Monkeydad
09-03-2009, 08:33 AM
My father has always worn this style hat. Never once saw him in a ballcap that I can remember.

His are always black and since he's a minister, is usually found in a suit with his hat.



I'm not to the point of life where I'll wear these hats, but who knows, maybe someday.

I have a small skull though, wear a 6 7/8 in fitted caps.

rgc
09-03-2009, 11:50 AM
two of the five that i have posted is VS hats. Art has made me probably about 6 customs. I love them.


Is that one of you next to the phone a "Tucker" model? I love that hat and that is the one I am gunning for.

rgc

mark the shoeshine boy
09-03-2009, 08:09 PM
Is that one of you next to the phone a "Tucker" model? I love that hat and that is the one I am gunning for.

rgc


Yes it is....in fact it is Tucker #1...because when I wanted my first real hat, I contacted Art. We worked on this design for a couple of weeks and then I finally gave it a name, after Preston Tucker, the manufacturer of the Tucker automobile. Known for his boldness and forward thinking.

The brim is 2.5", the heigth is not real tall 4.5 or 4.75...it has a samller ribbon on it, so it looks like a working mans hat...not to 40's ish and i can wear it with everything....dress or casual...

Art had my hiegth a bit too high and I had to shape it myself....

Let me know when you order one...what color are you thinking?

Deltaboy
09-04-2009, 09:09 AM
Got to get some more I have one hat from Cracker barrel and one from Academy it is a Sundowner. I want another Fedora and will have to make a special trip to Fort Worth to see Peter Brothers.

jrhudgins
09-04-2009, 07:19 PM
For Summer, you can't beat a good Panama hat. For a good deal on the real thing, check out www.panamahatsdirect.com. I have both Cuenca and high-grade hats from them.
Still looking for a felt hat like the main character wore in the series "Foyle's War" to give me some variety from my older black Stetson.

buddydog
09-05-2009, 09:05 PM
http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh450/andycat60/Wormser001.jpg

1940s Wormser....

StylinLA
09-07-2009, 01:48 PM
http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh450/andycat60/Wormser001.jpg

1940s Wormser....

Great hat!

1OldGI
09-07-2009, 04:14 PM
For Summer, you can't beat a good Panama hat. For a good deal on the real thing, check out www.panamahatsdirect.com. I have both Cuenca and high-grade hats from them.
Still looking for a felt hat like the main character wore in the series "Foyle's War" to give me some variety from my older black Stetson.

panamahatsdirect.com is a fantastic company to do business with. My summer hat of choice is a Cuenca Havana from them. I plan to purchase a couple more panamas come spring. My Fall hat that is currently in the cross hairs is an Akubra Campdraft. I plan to pull the trigger on this little beauty very soon
http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv84/1OldGI/campdraft-taupefawn-large.jpg

lamina
09-10-2009, 10:50 AM
...from the supplier that provided all the hats for PUBLIC ENEMIES. It's based on the Dillinger hat...


To the Public Enemies movie, 80 hats were made.The felt was made here, where i live, at Fepsa felt factory in Portugal. The designer was Graham Thompson, in charge at Optimo Hats in Chicago been Colleen Atwood costume designer on the movie (Sweenie Todd too or MI:III). Graham blocked them with portuguese felt.

Optimo Hats is a regular customer of Fepsa.Fepsa to this movie, and trying to fulfill Optimo demands to this movie, and Johnny Depp hat in particular, has produced an exceptional felt:beaver 50X named Black Rubby, a burgundy red one almost black.A jewel it seems.

Of course, among Fepsa happy customers there are Putin, de Niro, Cage, George W.Bush or even BYPeas among others.Even white Dallas hats were made from Fepsa felt or Indy Jones, brown and grey felt. Hermes in Paris is a regular customer too such as New Zealand Air Force or Canadian Horse Guards

If you buyed a hat at Optimo Hats you are in wonderful hands...:biggrin:...

That said, let me know if any of you need some nice customized hat.:rolleyes:This is the town of them all!!:001_tt1:

SRock
09-11-2009, 05:02 AM
I have a small skull though, wear a 6 7/8 in fitted caps.

I've got a bean head as well. Not sure I'd look right in this sort of hat.

Topgumby
09-12-2009, 10:21 PM
Anybody observe the 15th of September as Felt Hat Day?

I'm going to have to change my avatar back....

1OldGI
09-14-2009, 01:49 AM
Anybody observe the 15th of September as Felt Hat Day?

I'm going to have to change my avatar back....

I have completely bastardized this rule, I really have. My initial idea was Spring forward and Fall back to be my hat transition cues. 15 September in Florida is still quite summer like and it really doesn't get Fall-like until about November anyway. Then I figured out that on rainy days, panamas are probably a poor choice as they don't do well with getting wet. So it kinda all hashed out as Spring forward means wear panamas or other straw hats, when there is a very real threat of rain either wear the panama and constantly carry an umbrella or wear the more all weather capable wool felt fedora. So yeah the official close of straw hat season is when the clocks get set back for the fall. But I will occassionally wear wool felt hats in really crappy weather in the summer. Generally though, sheer temperature dictates the use of Panamas until official fall in November.

After the clocks fall back however, wool/felt or fur hats are pretty much the standard. Not generally for head warmth as it still isn't that cold but they just seem more comfortable in the cooler temperatures.

rgc
09-14-2009, 07:39 AM
1OldGI you are being generous when you say November. I grew up in New Port Richey (Mom still lives there) and sometimes it was still warm at Christmas. Every once in a while we would get a cold snap for a couple of weeks and we could pull out the sweaters and such. Then again my Dad had thin blood and wore a jacket and sometimes gloves while smoking in the garage from October on. Ah, New Port Richey, two seasons, Summer and Snow Bird.

rgc