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Marc Chevalier
05-10-2006, 12:46 PM
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Or to any Fedora Lounger.

Look at the STITCHING!
Look at the leather detailing on the inside back of the sweatband!
Look at the SIZE!
Look at the PRICE! (And "Buy-It-Now", no less!) And this was a $20 hat in the 1940s.

Here it is in all its glory. Did you win it?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=52369&item=8284212273


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RBH
05-10-2006, 12:49 PM
That is a nice lid. Someone did get lucky. I bet we will soon be seeing it here at the lounge...

scotrace
05-10-2006, 12:53 PM
But I think that hat is butt-ugly. And a teeny size to boot.

RedPop4
05-10-2006, 12:54 PM
WOW.
Nope. Not me.

Ben Lee
05-10-2006, 01:10 PM
Nope, not here.

Marc Chevalier
05-10-2006, 01:11 PM
Our Mr. Scotrace is being facetious ;) He is well aware that 7 3/8 is not a teeny size.lol

scotrace
05-10-2006, 01:18 PM
My error. I misread. It's a good, desireable size.

Wouldn't be caught dead in it though. lol

BellyTank
05-10-2006, 01:27 PM
That auction definitely lasted only as long as it took a hat fancier to find it.

Then WHAM!
IN with the BIN!

That was my retrospective Sports Commentary-

B
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Marc Chevalier
05-10-2006, 01:35 PM
Like the song says: "WHOOMP! THERE IT I-I-S!"

Snrbfshn
05-10-2006, 01:36 PM
The winner is a Lounge member. Not me, though.

Marc Chevalier
05-10-2006, 01:37 PM
:) :eusa_clap :eusa_clap :eusa_clap :)

Very glad it was a Lounger! (Not glad that it wasn't you, Snrbfshn :()

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Marc Chevalier
05-10-2006, 02:45 PM
Forgot to add that this hat was made by CROFUT & KNAPP. Jamespowers and others here know that KNAPP was one of the very finest hatmakers of the Golden Era. For some reason, vintage KNAPP hats almost never show up on the market.

Just a long way of saying congratulations to the Lounger who won!

Magus
05-10-2006, 02:55 PM
Yes...congradulations are in order...as a good buy on a vintage lid. However...not to my liking.

M

Marc Chevalier
05-10-2006, 03:53 PM
From the same seller as the hat above. I couldn't pass these up:



Unusual color. 1940s is my guess. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=52369&item=8284600861


My first "Open Road"-style hat. Custom-made. 1940s, I'd say. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=52369&item=8284596979


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SHARPETOYS
05-10-2006, 03:53 PM
I don't care who made it. The hat to me is butt ugly...:(

Marc Chevalier
05-10-2006, 03:57 PM
Then be glad that someone else bought it. :)

As with all things, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Personally, I like the hat. The stitching on the brim and ribbon give it a rugged, outdoorsman look, but it's dressy enough to wear with a tweed sportcoat, or a tailored safari jacket.

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scotrace
05-10-2006, 04:51 PM
From the same seller as the hat above. I couldn't pass these up:
My first "Open Road"-style hat. Custom-made. 1940s, I'd say. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=52369&item=8284596979


That one is a very nice hat. Good eye.

The first is Madeline's friend Pepito.

Tudor
05-10-2006, 05:37 PM
From the same seller, a Buy-it-now Bradford fedora that I just could not pass up as well.

besdor
05-10-2006, 05:51 PM
That is one nice hat at that price . It pays to check Ebay often !!


Stevenlol

K.D. Lightner
05-10-2006, 06:25 PM
Well, whoever the buyer is, he/she also has acquired off ebay, a Stetson Open Road, a Stetson 20 and a Stetson Playboy, all since around the holidays.

Some nice hats in that group....

karol

Benny Holiday
05-10-2006, 06:52 PM
Like Magus and Sharpetoys, I have to say the first sky piece you posted didn't move me much. But the Open Road-style hat is a hummer! Great buy!

Visigoth
05-10-2006, 07:34 PM
I *almost* took that Open Road... didn't know anything about the maker, so passed. Now I'm kicking myself.

WEEGEE
05-10-2006, 07:52 PM
The hat is...most...very cool.

congrats!!!

funneman
05-10-2006, 07:59 PM
...you gotta love "Noclevermoniker".

WEEGEE
05-10-2006, 08:12 PM
fashion is fleeting....but style is forever. ...

opinion...got style.

tonyb
05-10-2006, 09:06 PM
Yup, he's one of us, and the keeper of a quite impressive collection. Hats off to him for scoring that deal.

feltfan
05-11-2006, 12:36 AM
Dusty you dog!

Looking forward to the pix.

(nothing anyone else who can use the search
function could not have found out on his or
her own)

Marc Chevalier
05-11-2006, 08:54 AM
Yeah ... but for some reason, Dusty hasn't said a peep about it here.

Lieutenant
05-11-2006, 09:05 AM
Don't know how I miss that one.

Marc Chevalier
05-11-2006, 09:10 AM
It happens to the best of us. :(

Marc Chevalier
05-11-2006, 09:12 AM
That one is a very nice hat. Good eye.

The first is Madeline's friend Pepito.

Who is "Pepito"? I didn't get the allusion. [huh]

scotrace
05-11-2006, 09:54 AM
In the Ludwig Bemelmans Madeline stories.
("In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines.")

Madeline's next door neighbor is the Spanish Ambassador. The Ambassador's son, Pepito, is such a naughty fellow that Madeline pronounces him "A Bad Hat."

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0307141144.01._AA280_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

Marc Chevalier
05-11-2006, 09:58 AM
Thanks! You're right: I do need a daughter. :)

scotrace
05-11-2006, 10:04 AM
Get at least the first book. The illustrations are wonderful and unique. I should try and scan some for you. My daughters outgrew them long before I got tired of reading them. Set in 1930's Paris.

Marc Chevalier
05-11-2006, 10:09 AM
I'll look at it, if only to see Pepito's hat!

Garrett
06-01-2009, 08:00 PM
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Or to any Fedora Lounger.

Look at the STITCHING!
Look at the leather detailing on the inside back of the sweatband!
Look at the SIZE!
Look at the PRICE! (And "Buy-It-Now", no less!) And this was a $20 hat in the 1940s.

Here it is in all its glory. Did you win it?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=52369&item=8284212273

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Apologies for reviving this but after finding it I really wanted to see a pic and the mystery buyer who was a lounge member...........was there any light shed on this at a later date? Dusty, if you're out there show us a pic of that Crofut & Knapp!

feltfan
06-01-2009, 10:54 PM
Thanks! You're right: I do need a daughter. :)
Wow, MC, you sure took Scotrace seriously.
This board really can be life changing.

Unfortunately, Dusty is no longer on the Lounge.

zetwal
06-02-2009, 05:57 AM
Unfortunately, Dusty is no longer on the Lounge.

What happened to Dusty anyway? I was thinking about that in connection with the recent 'who do you miss' thread. When you look him up it says 'suspended' under his name. What does that mean anyway?

duggap
06-02-2009, 06:36 AM
Yes, I to have often wondered what terrible act of discreditation should one commit to be titled "suspended". [huh]

Feraud
06-02-2009, 06:44 AM
See the FAQ (http://www.thefedoralounge.com/FAQ.html#Conduct) for general guidelines. Not abiding by the house rules can result in a suspension.

Lefty
06-02-2009, 07:43 AM
Even though he's gone, his posts contain the link to his photos. I have no idea which of the hats posted, if it's any of them, is the one discussed in this thread.
click (http://public.fotki.com/formerblueangel/)

duggap
06-02-2009, 07:49 AM
Thanks, Feraud:)

zetwal
06-02-2009, 08:32 AM
See the FAQ (http://www.thefedoralounge.com/FAQ.html#Conduct) for general guidelines. Not abiding by the house rules can result in a suspension.

It seems to me that the relevant guidline is below. And I don't see anything about 'suspension' in the FAQs. Does 'locking things down' mean suspension? Or is there more to it than that? I ask only to clarify for myself how problem children are identified, and what range of corrective mechanisms are applied by the editorial council before suspension. As to the first, I can only assume that something like Potter Stewart's Casablanca test is applied. As to the second, I haven't a clue.

I don't know how 'well-reasoned or good-natured' I am, but I loathe petty flame wars and see public attempts to belittle others as silly and worse than useless. One of the things that I do appreciate about this delightful Forum is that so very little of this sort of immature behavior is on display.

Conduct expected of members:
Members are expected to treat each other and the Bartenders with respect. For the most part, this is not a problem, as the vast majority of our members are well-reasoned, good-natured adults. However, there may be times when a Bartender has to step in and stop a ruckus (delete/edit posts), or lock things down to allow a "cooling off" period. If you believe that you have been treated unfairly, take it up with the Bartender in a private message ( PM). If the Bartender's response does not satisfy you, you may take it up with MK, the Guy in Charge.

Feraud
06-02-2009, 08:48 AM
I don't know how 'well-reasoned or good-natured' I am, but I loathe petty flame wars and see public attempts to belittle others as silly and worse than useless. One of the things that I do appreciate about this delightful Forum is that so very little of this sort of immature behavior is on display.

I feel the same way. :)

HarpPlayerGene
06-02-2009, 08:55 AM
Hey, zetwal. "Lock...down" is when they actually stop a thread from going further. An icon with a padlock and the word "CLOSED" appears and no more posts can happen until that is removed by a bartender - and sometimes it remains locked for good.

I don't know if suspension or banning is explained in detail anywhere but I believe it is the preserve of administrators on any site such as this.

Hopefully I'll never wear the 'Dunce Cap of Shame'.

:)

Carlisle Blues
06-02-2009, 09:21 AM
Section:

"What is the policy regarding free speech?"

"If the Bartenders and MK feel that you are abusing the rules you may be suspended for a time. If you continue to cause trouble your membership will be revoked."


Section:

"User Titles"

"Suspended: A member who is barred from the club."

This is your brain and this is your brain at The Fedora Lounge....any questions?[huh]

http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/Dunce_Cap.jpg

zetwal
06-02-2009, 10:43 AM
This is your brain and this is your brain at The Fedora Lounge....any questions?

OK I promise to be good!

Carlisle Blues
06-02-2009, 10:54 AM
OK I promise to be good!


lol lol lol lol lol I try :eek:

cookie
06-02-2009, 07:03 PM
Hopefully I'll never wear the 'Dunce Cap of Shame'.



If so it would be the only hat you haven't worn....:D :D :eek: ;)

HarpPlayerGene
06-02-2009, 09:03 PM
If so it would be the only hat you haven't worn....:D :D :eek: ;)

lol lol Guilty as charged. :D

Marc Chevalier
06-03-2009, 12:28 AM
I don't even remember what this freakin' fedora looked like. :eusa_doh:lol

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Carlisle Blues
06-03-2009, 05:13 AM
I don't even remember what this freakin' fedora looked like. :eusa_doh:lol

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The hat has left the building.............it was spotted ...well, here a conversion....

http://www.moviesmusicgamesandmore.com/Elvis-Santa-Hat.jpg