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    Straw Homburg??

    I have been watching "Poirot" and in several episodes he wears a straw homburg that I fancy very much. I have found one by Dobbs called the El Dorado. Has anyone here had any experience with it or if does anyone know where I might purchase one more like Poirots?



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    I have the Dobbs El Dorado. It is a nice straw hat that I use for dressier occasions. The straw is somewhat stiff, but overall, I like the hat. I happened to find mine on eBay. I do know that Miller Hats does offer it, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by undertaker
    anyone know where I might purchase one more like Poirots?
    I've seen some beauts at Optimo.
    Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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    Stacy Adams has this one. Too white for me.

    I'm eager to see the responses you get.
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    I like several of the straws Suchet wears as Poirot... several of the felt hats, too. I'd be interested to see what others have to say about the straws.

    Not that this adds anything to your query, but I really like the hat Hugh Fraser wears in Murder in Mesopotamia. It's quite unlike anything else you see him wear, very outback-ish.



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    Biltmore makes this Milan straw Homburg that comes in "natural."
    Looking for my Norma Desmond,
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    Here is a selection straw Homburgs from Hippodrome Hatters in Baltimore with various colors and creases.

    Anyone had experience with these?
    Looking for my Norma Desmond,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfmanjack
    Biltmore makes this Milan straw Homburg that comes in "natural."

    I agree that the Stacy Adams is to white, but the biltmore looks very tempting. I had come across it through a search engine but failed to look at the colors availible. Anyone had contact with this hat in person?

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    Great post, I had the same question. Everytime I watch a film set in the Belle Epoque during the summer or in the "colonies" during the interwar period I get this strong desire for a straw homburg to wear with a linen suit...
    Now I just make do with my Panama...





    "His modest resources meant that he could dress no more than reasonably well, but he did so with a kind of faded elegance that ignored the dictates of fashion... the overall effect was of someone frozen in time, indifferent to the new fashions of the agitated age he was living through. The truth is that he took pleasure in this, for obscure reasons that perhaps even he could not have explained."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfmanjack
    Here is a selection straw Homburgs from Hippodrome Hatters in Baltimore with various colors and creases.

    Anyone had experience with these?
    The "SENATOR" may be the ticket . It is very close to what I have in mind. That is if it is not outrageously priced .

    Thanks So Much,
    J.S.
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