Well, today was an exciting day for me; I got the thrill of receiving a big box from the postman. My new Keppler Bogie had arrived! I don't normally wear a hat indoors, but I've been wearing this one all evening.
This is a beautiful hat. The darker gray is the perfect shade I was looking for, and the underwelt is finely done. It has a 1-7/8" ribbon with the flying double bow. The best part is Lee's hand bash, which is superb. I've been comparing it to the "Maltese Falcon" tonight, and it looks spot on. I'm still too nervous to try Lee's hat softening technique, though.
My digital camera takes lousy shots indoors, they always come out too dark, so I'll take the hat outside in the daylight tomorrow to photograph it, and post those.
All in all, I couldn't be happier with my hat. If anyone is thinking about getting one, I highly recommend it, it's a great hat. I'd like to get one of these in black, with a bound edge, but his latest Indy is probably next on my list.