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JohnnyB53
01-20-2009, 02:24 PM
No low-crown stingy brim for him!

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20090120/i/r2264196025.jpg

That's gotta be a 3" brim or a little bigger.

Marc Chevalier
01-20-2009, 02:29 PM
Looks like the distinctive black fedoras that Hasidic Jews wear around here. Could well be from a NYC supplier.

bolthead
01-20-2009, 02:30 PM
Look at that Taper.......:eek:

HATCO
01-20-2009, 02:32 PM
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Cheney knows!

Also whats up with the ski gloves? Didn't have anything nicer to wear?





No low-crown stingy brim for him!

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20090120/i/r2264196025.jpg

That's gotta be a 2-7/8" to 3" brim.

JohnnyB53
01-20-2009, 02:34 PM
Looks like the distinctive black fedoras that Hasidic Jews wear around here. Could well be from a NYC supplier.
Yeah, I was going to say it looks like a Hasidic fedora with an Indy bash.

I don't think the taper on that hat is so bad when the crown is so high. Some people look better with a little taper to the crown (I often do). It's the low crowns with extreme taper that make almost anyone look like a bullet-head.

Marc Chevalier
01-20-2009, 02:39 PM
It's an interesting photo in other respects as well. Look at how Obama is patting Bush on the back, while Bush is giving a genuine, firm embrace. Different personalities facing different futures.

Richard Cheney's ski gloves are cumbersome but a heck of a lot warmer than even fur-lined leather ones. Cheney is not a healthy man; I think he's wise to put warmth over fashion in this small instance.

.

dostacos
01-20-2009, 02:40 PM
Yeah, I was going to say it looks like a Hassidic fedora with an Indy bash.

I don't think the taper on that hat is so bad when the crown is so high. Some people look better with a little taper to the crown (I often do). It's the low crowns with extreme taper that make almost anyone look like a bullet-head.
I suspect the gloves are for serious warmth and hey the hat may have been in his closet since TRUMAN :D

Not-Bogart13
01-20-2009, 02:44 PM
When I saw it, my gut said Borsalino, but I could be wrong. I couldn't help but notice that the bow is on the wrong side, unless it was broadcast in mirror image.

I have to agree with Marc about the gloves. With the temps we've been seeing lately, the old man made a smart move.

dostacos
01-20-2009, 02:45 PM
It's an interesting photo in other respects as well. Look at how Obama is patting Bush on the back, while Bush is giving a genuine, firm hug.

The ski gloves are cumbersome but a heck of a lot warmer than even fur-lined leather ones. Cheney is not a healthy man; I think he's wise to put warmth over fashion in this small instance.Mark, that may just be the moment, and a second later they both would be doin' the firm hug. I have been listening to lots of reports and the transition from Bush 43 to Obama was one of the smoothest of all time. Same source also mentioned that Bush 43 in person is a vary nice guy, hard not to like. Kind of like Bush 41 and Clinton, a pair you might not expect to get along, yet have become close, go figure[huh]

Marc Chevalier
01-20-2009, 02:48 PM
I couldn't help but notice that the bow is on the wrong side, unless it was broadcast in mirror image.

Good eyes there, Not-Bogart13. In fact, it isn't a mirror image, since Cheney's overcoat is seen buttoned the normal masculine way (from left to right), and Obama's overcoat vent is overlapping in the normal direction. Wonder what's up with that ribbon, then?

Not-Bogart13
01-20-2009, 02:50 PM
Good eyes there, Not-Bogart13. In fact, it isn't a mirror image, since Cheney's overcoat is seen buttoned the normal masculine way (from left to right), and Obama's overcoat vent is overlapping in the normal direction. Wonder what's up with that ribbon, then?

Maybe he borrowed the least feminine hat in his wife's closet? I doubt many beyond us would even notice.

Marc Chevalier
01-20-2009, 02:50 PM
Mark, that may just be the moment, and a second later they both would be doin' the firm hug.

You might be right. A photo tells the story of a millisecond, no more.

gtdean48
01-20-2009, 02:55 PM
No low-crown stingy brim for him!

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20090120/i/r2264196025.jpg

That's gotta be a 2-7/8" to 3" brim.
In that photo, Cheney looks like the guy in Raiders of the Lost Ark that had the medallion burned into his hand...IMHO

Mr. Lucky
01-20-2009, 02:59 PM
He borrowed Jack's.
http://blogs.venturacountystar.com/dennert/archives/Jack-Abramoff-main.jpg

jamespowers
01-20-2009, 03:01 PM
He borrowed Jack's.
http://blogs.venturacountystar.com/dennert/archives/Jack-Abramoff-main.jpg

Its not the same. The brim is much short and the crown is also much shorter. :rolleyes:

feltfan
01-20-2009, 03:11 PM
He borrowed the Wicked Witch of the West's hat,
which is why the bow is on the wrong side and it
explains the taper.

DING DONG.

http://filmfanatic.org/reviews/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/Witch4.JPG

Ordinary Guy
01-20-2009, 03:15 PM
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Cheney knows!



That is exactly what went through my mind when I saw that pic, I thought for sure it was a very close match with the Shadow's lid :eusa_clap

jamespowers
01-20-2009, 03:19 PM
He borrowed the Wicked Witch of the West's hat,
which is why the bow is on the wrong side and it
explains the taper.

DING DONG.

http://filmfanatic.org/reviews/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/Witch4.JPG

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

D.W. Suratt
01-20-2009, 03:23 PM
That is exactly what went through my mind when I saw that pic, I thought for sure it was a very close match with the Shadow's lid :eusa_clap


I vote the Shadow too!

Rider
01-20-2009, 03:25 PM
Does anyone know who the gentleman was in the red scarf and red fedora? He stood out! He must have been a person of some stature since he greeted all of the dignataries as they were introduced.

D.W. Suratt
01-20-2009, 03:33 PM
I dont know who he was, but you're right that red fedora did stand out.

Dixon Cannon
01-20-2009, 03:33 PM
He's watching that fedora for his friend Jack Abramoff while he's doing secret research for Dick at Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Cumberland, Maryland. All very hush, hush stuff! lol

-dixon cannon

JME2
01-20-2009, 03:35 PM
He borrowed the Wicked Witch of the West's hat,
which is why the bow is on the wrong side and it
explains the taper.

DING DONG.

http://filmfanatic.org/reviews/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/Witch4.JPG

lol lol lol

Very nice...

warbird
01-20-2009, 03:35 PM
I don't think that hat has a tremendous amount of taper. I think it's the angle. It does have a wide Shadow like brim. Kinda cool.

Bush is a very nice person. He is amiable and friendly. I have yet to meet Obama, but I do hope to. I have met every president since Nixon, though not all of them while they were pres. I'd hate to break the streak.

And I will also say that all of them were very nice, with the one exception being Carter who wasn't very friendly at all in the numerous times I met him. Well except for when we moved from a private location into a public one. Then he turned on the friendly. Oh well.

Matt Deckard
01-20-2009, 03:37 PM
Yes sort of the Shadow look.

Let's just say he needed to go out and get some better winter wear after his he went a little to casual to a Memorial in Russia.

I'm glad he has a hat. I just wish as stated before in other threads, I wish they wore grey instead of black hats which with the overcoats look kinda stark.

http://www.freemasonrywatch.org/pics/cheney_parka_big.jpg

kpreed
01-20-2009, 03:40 PM
Just my two cents, but as one in a wheelchair too, the metal on them can get very cold outdoors. Good call on the gloves, I know I have some.

JohnnyB53
01-20-2009, 03:43 PM
I dont know who he was, but you're right that red fedora did stand out.
Dobbs Steve Harvey Waverly?

http://www.getahaton.com/v/vspfiles/photos/DF4395BE23.WVLY-2T.jpg

Akubra offers the CEO in burgundy. That would be kinda cool.

Baron Kurtz
01-20-2009, 03:45 PM
I haven't been up with current US politics. What's the word with Cheney? Has he been particualrly ill recently? He's always ill, of course, but i was very surprised to see him being pushed in a wheelchair then looking frail as he does. Also, GHW. He looked extremely frail.

The return of the Marc C.!

bk

warbird
01-20-2009, 03:50 PM
Well it isn't just the cold, but the proximity to the ocean and the large Potomac right there, it's always windy and that is a humid wind. Bites down to the bone.

JohnnyB53
01-20-2009, 03:50 PM
I ... was very surprised to see him [Cheney] being pushed in a wheelchair then looking frail as he does.
Official word is that he'd hurt his back schlepping boxes.

warbird
01-20-2009, 03:53 PM
I haven't been up with current US politics. What's the word with Cheney? Has he been particualrly ill recently? He's always ill, of course, but i was very surprised to see him being pushed in a wheelchair then looking frail as he does. Also, GHW. He looked extremely frail.

The return of the Marc C.!

bk

Nobody in their 80's like GHWB cares much for that kind of cold. Cheney hasn't always been ill, but he isn't in especially great health. His heart problems slow him down I'm sure, but even more so in the cold. The wheelchair is because he severely pulled muscles in his back and is unable to walk easily.

WideBrimm
01-20-2009, 03:57 PM
I haven't been up with current US politics. What's the word with Cheney? Has he been particualrly ill recently? He's always ill, of course, but i was very surprised to see him being pushed in a wheelchair then looking frail as he does. Also, GHW. He looked extremely frail.

The return of the Marc C.!

bk

The news reports are that Mr. Cheney is in a wheel chair for a few days because he pulled a muscle in his back yesterday while moving boxes during the move into his new home in a Washington suburb. Just like Bush moving from the White House, Cheney has to vacate he official Vice Presidential residence.

carldelo
01-20-2009, 04:19 PM
I'm glad he has a hat. I just wish as stated before in other threads, I wish they wore grey instead of black hats which with the overcoats look kinda stark.

I'm with you Matt - black hats either look too religious/formal or funereal to me. I virtually always prefer gray unless it's a bowler.

Gtdean, I agree that Cheney's channeling Major Toht on the right:

http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BODk5OTMxMzQwOV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNDUwNTA3._V1._ SX485_SY324_.jpg

RBH
01-20-2009, 04:39 PM
Maybe from this guy...

http://www.conversationmarketing.com/Snidely%2BWhiplash.png

bolthead
01-20-2009, 05:41 PM
Maybe from this guy...

http://www.conversationmarketing.com/Snidely%2BWhiplash.png
That's Bart......:D

dostacos
01-20-2009, 05:48 PM
That is exactly what went through my mind when I saw that pic, I thought for sure it was a very close match with the Shadow's lid :eusa_clap
think he is sportin" a pair of long slide 45s with extra mags?

tortswon
01-20-2009, 05:51 PM
Like everything else with Cheyney, it's too far to the right.:D

dostacos
01-20-2009, 05:56 PM
Yes sort of the Shadow look.

Let's just say he needed to go out and get some better winter wear after his he went a little to casual to a Memorial in Russia.

I'm glad he has a hat. I just wish as stated before in other threads, I wish they wore grey instead of black hats which with the overcoats look kinda stark.

http://www.freemasonrywatch.org/pics/cheney_parka_big.jpg
tell me that DOES NOT look like Joe Don Baker to Cheney's right in the brownish fur hat:eek:

Matt Deckard
01-20-2009, 05:58 PM
Okay... no more negative Cheney posts!

The hat looks cool! Good on him!

Marc Chevalier
01-20-2009, 06:09 PM
All I know is...Cheney Cravats made some fine neckties in the '30s. Their handsome "American Game Birds" series was phenomenally successful, leading to a "Tropical Birds" line and even an "American Game Birds" fedora.

.

Not-Bogart13
01-20-2009, 06:21 PM
Does anyone know who the gentleman was in the red scarf and red fedora? He stood out! He must have been a person of some stature since he greeted all of the dignataries as they were introduced.


WEEGEE is the only man I know with the guts to rock a red hat on international television! lol

Seriously, though, I missed that part.

Matt Deckard
01-20-2009, 08:08 PM
Going by the pic, he's either wearing the hat backward or the image is reversed. I think it's a modern Borsalino going by felts look and the dimensions, sounds crazy I know but that's what I'd bet.

Lefty
01-20-2009, 09:17 PM
Does anyone know who the gentleman was in the red scarf and red fedora? He stood out! He must have been a person of some stature since he greeted all of the dignataries as they were introduced.

I don't know if it was him, but it looked to me like former Ohio Secretary of State and current RNC Vice Chairman, Ken Blackwell.
http://www.charmaineyoest.com/uploads/ken_blackwell_frc_yoest.jpg

Mr. Lucky
01-20-2009, 10:16 PM
I don't know if it was him, but it looked to me like former Ohio Secretary of State and current RNC Vice Chairman, Ken Blackwell.
http://www.charmaineyoest.com/uploads/ken_blackwell_frc_yoest.jpg
Trust me, his seats would NOT be that good.

scotrace
01-21-2009, 06:34 AM
Does anyone have a picture of the red fedora guy? He's been mentioned eleventy hundred times here.

Inusuit
01-21-2009, 07:56 AM
Obvious answer: At an undisclosed location.

Havana
01-21-2009, 07:59 AM
Politics aside, Cheney looks awesome in that hat and coat. That crown reminds me a bit of a 1920's style buckaroo western crown - tall and tapered. He even looks a bit like Christopher Lloyd in Roger Rabbit. I wonder what would happen if someone hummed the Raiders theme or yelled, "Hey, Indy!" to Cheney? I'm guessing he'd kill them with lightening bolts from his finger tips.

Brian Sheridan
01-21-2009, 08:47 AM
This hat? He borrowed it from Aretha.

<a href="http://s179.photobucket.com/albums/w297/BrianSheridan/?action=view&current=arethas-hat-is-everywhere-3752-1232.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w297/BrianSheridan/arethas-hat-is-everywhere-3752-1232.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

MCrider
01-21-2009, 08:50 AM
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Cheney knows!


LOL THAT was my EXACT thought when I saw the picture
:)

gtdean48
01-21-2009, 09:02 AM
Gtdean, I agree that Cheney's channeling Major Toht on the right:

I knew somebody here would know the character's name! LOL....

carldelo
01-21-2009, 09:11 AM
I knew somebody here would know the character's name! LOL....

I swear I'm not that guy, that was 30 seconds with google, and definitely not inate, detailed knowledge of everything Indy, really, I swear....

Carlisle Blues
01-21-2009, 10:00 AM
This hat? He borrowed it from Aretha.

<a href="http://s179.photobucket.com/albums/w297/BrianSheridan/?action=view&current=arethas-hat-is-everywhere-3752-1232.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w297/BrianSheridan/arethas-hat-is-everywhere-3752-1232.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

I have been looking for my hat everywhere:rage:

Thanks for finding it lol Brian

Ed
01-21-2009, 10:13 AM
Politics aside, Cheney looks awesome in that hat and coat. That crown reminds me a bit of a 1920's style buckaroo western crown - tall and tapered. He even looks a bit like Christopher Lloyd in Roger Rabbit. I wonder what would happen if someone hummed the Raiders theme or yelled, "Hey, Indy!" to Cheney? I'm guessing he'd kill them with lightening bolts from his finger tips.

Cheney is from Wyoming. That hat does have a very western/cowboy
look.

feltfan
01-21-2009, 11:11 AM
Does anyone have a picture of the red fedora guy? He's been mentioned eleventy hundred times here.
I have been searching the web. No luck so far.
It's surprisingly difficult to find pictures of the crowds around
the speakers at the event.

I'm more interested in what looked like a green dented homburg
someone wore up and to the right of the podium- looked like a
nice vintage lid. There were a couple of decent fedoras in the
audience, too.

For now I'll just be satisfied that it all happened. Nice to see
it from California, too- looks like you really needed a hat out there!

WEEGEE
01-21-2009, 11:16 AM
Was it Rep. John Lewis, a leader of the civil rights movement since 1960, and one of the speakers at the 1963 March on Washington?

Not-Bogart13


WEEGEE is the only man I know with the guts to rock a red hat on international television!

Seriously, though, I missed that part.

Thanks(C: Not-Bogart13

Dixon Cannon
01-21-2009, 11:45 AM
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h44/dixon-cannon/TOHT-2.jpg
-dixon cannon

Brian Sheridan
01-21-2009, 12:10 PM
Was it Rep. John Lewis...?

I can state for a fact it was not Rep. Lewis...but, I believe, it was Congressman Sanford Bishop of Georgia rocking the red fedora.
According to one of his former aides, he did it so that his GOP constituents could see him being nice to the Bushes and the Dems could see him shaking hands with Obama.

<a href="http://s179.photobucket.com/albums/w297/BrianSheridan/?action=view&current=bishopofficialphoto-thumb.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w297/BrianSheridan/bishopofficialphoto-thumb.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

feltfan
01-21-2009, 12:37 PM
I found a picture of the red fedora. Unfortunately, the
way it's set up, you can't make it an image link or link to
it directly. Go to:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/galleries/president_barack_obama/president_barack_obama.html

Click through till you get to #24. Look below Jimmy and Rosalynn.
Thanks to Mineral:
http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/01/21/gal_jimmy_carter.jpg

And let's not forget Mohammed Ali at #36, in his fedora.
Thanks to Mineral:
http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/01/21/gal_obama_celebs_06.jpg

"Tell 'em to make sure they got their James Brown pass
And don't be surprised if Ali is in the White House
Reverend Ike, Secretary of the Treasure
Richard Pryor, Minister of Education
Stevie Wonder, Secretary of FINE arts
And Miss Aretha Franklin, the First Lady"

Well every living figure suggested by George Clinton was present...

PabloElFlamenco
01-21-2009, 01:45 PM
Here's me tryin' to get my word in before Matt gets tempted to shut down the Cheney gangbust... It's sure nice that this board does have considerable humor, though, and I haven't seen, throughout the board, too much flaming (from flame, not "Fleming" lol ), either. Mature lot ;)

When I saw that picture, I immediately thought "Borsa!". Many of the jews in Antwerp wear exactly those kind of hats (and other hats); of course it could be custom made. It's rather puzzling that the hat's got the knot on the starboard side. Especially since that hat doesn't in the least look "woman".

Maybe we should ask Mr. Cheney! He should know. And we could find out if he knows about where male knots are supposed to be (on hats, of course).

Paul

mineral
01-21-2009, 01:53 PM
I found a picture of the red fedora. Unfortunately, the
way it's set up, you can't make it an image link or link to
it directly. Go to:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/galleries/president_barack_obama/president_barack_obama.html



:)

For convenience, the pictures referred to by Feltfan:
24> http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/01/21/gal_jimmy_carter.jpg

36> http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/01/21/gal_obama_celebs_06.jpg

Thanks for digging them up. I was very curious about them too.

jpbales
01-21-2009, 02:38 PM
In that photo, Cheney looks like the guy in Raiders of the Lost Ark that had the medallion burned into his hand...IMHO

yeah he does! he's about to pull something out of his coat... but it's a just a collapsible hanger...

I'd say that the Obama pat is just in the out motion of the pat on the back.

JohnnyB53
01-21-2009, 02:45 PM
Aretha: "I don't feel like wearing a hat. I'll just put a bow in my hair instead."

http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/01/21/gal_aretha_franklin.jpg

Ted Kennedy:

http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/01/21/gal_paper_layouts_11.jpg

Red Fedora:

http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/01/21/gal_jimmy_carter.jpg

Kate Capshaw:

http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/01/21/gal_obama_celebs_02.jpg

Muhammad Ali:

http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/01/21/gal_obama_celebs_06.jpg

Dinerman
02-09-2009, 08:42 PM
All I know is...Cheney Cravats made some fine neckties in the '30s. Their handsome "American Game Birds" series was phenomenally successful, leading to a "Tropical Birds" line and even an "American Game Birds" fedora.

.
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j164/dinerman/ties/25a.jpg
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j164/dinerman/ties/25-1.jpg

PabloElFlamenco
02-11-2009, 02:20 AM
:offtopic: I'm sad to see Mr. Mohd. Ali's picture in that way. I know the man is ill and would much like to wish him well: fly like a butterfly, sting like a bee.

Nice hats, BTW (Borsa?)

Paul

Wildblue
04-16-2012, 02:42 AM
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRhKFzqF_qb4PGryBUrONY9lROzylz8r oVmKKQbcU_i9dj7ljWXmg

Am I the only one that really likes Dick Cheney's hat here?

(hopefully political talk can be avoided)

RHY
04-16-2012, 02:54 AM
Reminds me of Christopher Lloyd's character in "Roger Rabbit"!

hatophile
04-16-2012, 06:04 AM
I like it! Very wide brim!

randooch
04-16-2012, 06:06 AM
More discussion here:

http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showthread.php?35718-Where-d-Cheney-get-his-hat&highlight=cheney

jthix
04-16-2012, 12:51 PM
Saw that picture on drudgereport.com yesterday - very nice. Anyone recognize it?

jthix
04-16-2012, 12:54 PM
Mark, that may just be the moment, and a second later they both would be doin' the firm hug. I have been listening to lots of reports and the transition from Bush 43 to Obama was one of the smoothest of all time. Same source also mentioned that Bush 43 in person is a vary nice guy, hard not to like. Kind of like Bush 41 and Clinton, a pair you might not expect to get along, yet have become close, go figure[huh]

I hear Clinton and Nixon became close while Clinton was president. Nixon gave him a lot of advice on foreign policy.

Terry "The Hat"
04-16-2012, 01:38 PM
I like it a lot. I'm trying to figure out what it is too.

The Wiser Hatter
04-16-2012, 05:30 PM
Not a Fan brim has no flange and the pinch is Meh.
Would be better suited with a homburg.

The Good
04-16-2012, 09:03 PM
I like it. For that matter, I think it's cool that a modern politician (although he is an older fellow) is wearing one at all.

Otateral
04-16-2012, 09:11 PM
I like it. For that matter, I think it's cool that a modern politician (although he is an older fellow) is wearing one at all.

+1