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spiridon
05-05-2006, 12:19 PM
.....to my inventory....



http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j305/spiridonred/IMG_0598.jpg

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j305/spiridonred/IMG_0591.jpg

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j305/spiridonred/IMG_0593.jpg

Hemingway Jones
05-05-2006, 12:39 PM
That is very nice. I love the bow. Also, it has a very dramatic teardrop.

Is it vintage? It looks like something Bogie would wear.

riccardo
05-05-2006, 12:49 PM
...again...WOW

Not-Bogart13
05-05-2006, 01:16 PM
Very interesting look, especially the bow. Looks like a really nice, soft hat. I'm guessing it's vintage, or that new Portuguese felt that Steve's been talking about. We have to know, Spiridon!
NB

BellyTank
05-05-2006, 01:17 PM
Glad you showed us;)

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RedPop4
05-05-2006, 01:19 PM
"Nuvox this is Jon...."
Lookin' good, buddy, that's a damn fine hat.

TommySalieri
05-05-2006, 01:19 PM
Very nice. Where could I get myself one of those? ;)

spiridon
05-05-2006, 01:38 PM
Very nice. Where could I get myself one of those? ;)


Thanks guys! It's not vintage, but a new custom (but thanks, vintage is the "look" I was going for.). In this case let's just stick to the merits of the hat itself.:)
The felt IS very supple.......like BUTTAH!!!!:D

scotrace
05-05-2006, 02:59 PM
Where'd you get it?

Marc Chevalier
05-05-2006, 03:05 PM
It has a high crown. Is this one of Art Fawcett's 1930s-style jobs?

Citizen Ed
05-06-2006, 01:24 AM
Very, very impressive.

BellyTank
05-06-2006, 05:19 AM
I's sure I seen it on anither Hait farim...:rolleyes:

It's a booty!
A fine example of what can be had.

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scotrace
05-06-2006, 06:00 AM
Who made that hat?

REDKNIGHT1775
05-06-2006, 06:04 AM
You have one fine hat there! I'm also curious who and where it came from. Congrats!

BellyTank
05-06-2006, 06:05 AM
Fess up.
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spiridon
05-06-2006, 06:33 AM
Sorry guys.....after I left work yesterday I was not around a computer.....so really wasn't trying to be coy or anything.
I really didn't want to get into where I got the hat from because I got it from a source that is not discussed here on this forum. I realize that things happened before my arrival here that caused ill will between different groups/factions or what have you......but I really have no interest in getting involved with that whatsoever........from either side. I'd rather keep the personalities out of it and just show off a hat that I really like!
I have seen many wonderful examples of artistry and craftsmanship here on this board from various sources (Art, PanamaBob, etc...)....and I hope to get a sample from each of these Gentlemen.

Sooooooo, how about the hat!? The end result was exactly what I was hoping for. The felt on this one is VERY soft....almost a vintage feel to it. With the felt being so soft I was able to go for that "handbashed" look....which I think came out looking pretty good. Hey Hemingway.....nice observation on the crown.....in fact I wish I had taken a better shot of the crown as it would have shown to be a diamond shape. As this hat was being made, I had about 90% of it pictured in my mind....but couldn't quite figure out a "finishing" touch. Then I saw an example of that bow which you see on my hat......THAT was it! I figured that arrow shaped bow would be the perfect compliment to the diamond crown......so there you have it.

Nathan Flowers
05-06-2006, 06:42 AM
The ribbon work is far too extreme for my personal taste, but the felt looks good. It looks similar to the Portugal felt I've seen (thin and lightweight). Maybe less than a 120gm body?

BellyTank
05-06-2006, 06:42 AM
Well thanks a bunch for posting the pics Spiridon- it is a fantastic hat and the ribbon treatment is a nice departure from the norm. It looks like quality to me!

Well done and thanks for running the gauntlet re the maker of the hat.
I'm sure some of us had an inkling where it came from and apologize for prompting you to divulge-

Shall we all agree to say no more on the origin then and just enjoy the fantastic hat..?

Thanks again for sharing!

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SHARPETOYS
05-06-2006, 07:16 AM
Spiridon,
As a man you are a class act.
The hat looks good on you.The bow is not my taste but we all are different with what we like.

I have several hats from Art Fawcett and Steve Delk and when you order one from them I know you will be happy with there work.

http://www.vintagesilhouettes.com/ Art Fawcett

http://www.adventurebilthats.com/ Steve Delk

Matt Deckard
05-06-2006, 11:26 AM
High crown, nice wide ribbon, though I'm not a big fan of the bow style... wear it in health.

WEEGEE
05-06-2006, 12:35 PM
I think the bow looks great...where did the design originate?

BellyTank
05-06-2006, 01:04 PM
Similar ribbon styles have been used on military slouch hats- in the Indian War and SpanAm eras fur instance-

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SHARPETOYS
05-06-2006, 01:39 PM
I think the bow looks great...where did the design originate?

Dirty Billy's Hats ... Check out his bow. Nice guy to work with.

http://www.dirtybillyshats.com/tus41.jpg

http://www.dirtybillyshats.com/

Go to Post-Civil War to see the bow better

Brad Bowers
05-07-2006, 09:37 PM
Dirty Billy's Hats ... Check out his bow. Nice guy to work with.

http://www.dirtybillyshats.com/tus41.jpg

http://www.dirtybillyshats.com/

Go to Post-Civil War to see the bow better

Hey, that's pretty cool, a Teddy Roosevelt "Rough Riders" hat!:) I never knew that about the bow. Do you have one of these, or did you get something different from Dirty Billy? I hadn't heard of him before, looks like he's got some neat hats.

I could do that same hat with my block, as tall as it is. Hmmm...

Brad

Brad Bowers
05-07-2006, 09:49 PM
Meant to say, "You look good in that hat, Spiridon!" and got sidetracked by the links Sharpetoys posted. So, "You look good in that hat!"

You probably won't have it with you when you come through Utah next month, will you? When is your race again?

Brad

RedPop4
05-08-2006, 07:24 AM
Spiridon,
As a man you are a class act.
The hat looks good on you.The bow is not my taste but we all are different with what we like.

I have several hats from Art Fawcett and Steve Delk and when you order one from them I know you will be happy with there work.

http://www.vintagesilhouettes.com/ Art Fawcett

http://www.adventurebilthats.com/ Steve Delk
I can attest to this. The man is a fine and generous person.
Mrs RedPop4 and I are proud as can be to call this man our friend.

spiridon
05-08-2006, 09:19 AM
Thank you Tommy, I am indeed blessed to have you and Mrs. RedPop as friends.:)

Hey Brad.....as a matter of fact I most certainly do plan on having this particular hat with me while I'm in Utah. The race will take place the last weekend of June.....I hope we can hook up at some point and time while I'm in the area. I'm also looking forward to putting to use an offering from PanamaBob. I'll also be taking along an AB hat which one of our friends here hooked me up with......with these 3 hats in tow, I should be prepared for just about anything!:D

Thanks for the feedback guys.:)
I really enjoy seeing everyones offerings and admiring the work of the different hatters.....the nuances and signature styles are very interesting and always a thing of beauty.

Brad Bowers
05-08-2006, 09:49 AM
I just went back to the race's website and looked at their map. You'll be coming right down Hyrum's Main Street, just a block south of where I live. Man, it's on a Friday, though! I'll have to see if I can get off work. You'll have to let me know if you'll have extra time up here so we can get together.

Brad

RedPop4
05-08-2006, 10:22 AM
It's over on Friday night.
Spiridon is MUCH more fun AFTER race.:eusa_clap :eusa_clap :eusa_clap :eusa_clap