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Thread: HAT ADORNMENTS: ribbons, bows, pins, pugs, leather, etc.

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    Red Brim on a bowler--as this one on ePrey-- seems to recall some significance to me (not an undertaker, but something similar, denoting a profession or membership.) Does anyone recall this or am I imagining it?
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    That's not a bowler. It's a Homburg.
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    Straw hat by Stetson... vents and trolly by Aureliano.





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    Quote Originally Posted by DNO View Post
    The ribbon is really reminiscent of the ribbon used on Canadian/British officer's caps. Here it is on a '50's vintage RCAF cap:





    and on a Second World War RCN hat:



    Only place I've ever seen a ribbon with that kind of pattern.
    I think that's more along the lines of belting, than ribbon.
    Nulla dies sine capellum.

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    Don't recall the professional significance of the red brim on the homburg, but they are really eye-catching to me. Too bad that one's not my size and waaay cheaper.
    I want to say that Joshbru had a Stetson "Supper Club" at one time with a stunning burgundy binding. Really dug that one.
    "I have recently acquired a new hat of such ferocity that it has been running my whole life for me. I wake up in the morning thinking, 'Who shall I wear my hat at today?'"
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    kind of a wispy feather that I've come to enjoy on this Tim Bender beehive bowler.


    and here's a closeup of the embellishments on my new [to me] Champ lord's hat, as requested. haven't yet decided what will stay on, but I have to admit I enjoy the dry humor of having a pin in the shape of a feather.

    "I have recently acquired a new hat of such ferocity that it has been running my whole life for me. I wake up in the morning thinking, 'Who shall I wear my hat at today?'"
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    Quote Originally Posted by RBH View Post
    Straw hat by Stetson... vents and trolly by Aureliano.
    Thanks for the credit, Rusty.
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    Cool feather on a straw hat.

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    Stetson Viscount with rear gills.



    Winter sun makes the camel color appear to be washed out. Very stunning, vibrant color in person.



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    Somewhere, I saw a question posted asking where one might buy hat pins? While doing some Bavarian research today, i ran across this site that specializes in such hats and offers pins and decorations. While they are all Bavarian/Austrian in style, I thought it worth posting here for future reference.
    http://www.bavarianspecialty.com/cat...s%2C-Gamsbart/

    Also, I'll mention that most Euro hat pins are "collected" by the wearer at tourist venues or special events. I was given my first one, back in 1980, before I knew of such collections, at the Olympics in Lake Placid, by the Leica Company representative who stopped me on the street when he saw my camera around my neck.

    Since then, friends who have gone to Olympic games have brought home pins as gifts, that could be displayed if I had the right hat with one of those traditional Alpine gamsbart "duster" pins, etc. Otherwise, I'm not wild about the Stetson logo hardware etc.
    Last edited by TipTop; 03-05-2012 at 05:46 PM.
    Cheers,
    Ray

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