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Discussion in 'Hats' started by Lefty, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. At this point I can only echo what's already been posted. The hat looks good on you, and I really like the crease and brim shape. And welcome to The Lounge!
  2. Bill Hughes

    Bill Hughes Practically Family

    Kinda had the same problem of self confidence when I started wearing fedoras all the time. After I finally broke down and bought several nice fedoras it all changed. Now I get compliments from people I've never met. At work; people I never had association with want to talk to me about my fedoras.
  3. Bill Hughes

    Bill Hughes Practically Family

    I'm going to take my wife to Alaska this August. Will be spending one week inland and one week on a cruise. I obviously can't pack several fedoras. Some of the excursions will involve being on salt water on smaller boats. Maybe even kayaks. I need some suggestions on the one fedora (or maybe two) that I should take.
  4. My wife and I went to Alaska in July of 2011, except the "cruise" portion of the trip was four days. The only fedora I had at the time was my dark brown Akubra Fed IV, and I thought the brim might be a little insufficient if we were to encounter any serious rain so I brought my Real Deal Brazil Tarp Hat instead. This being our first trip to Alaska and not really knowing what to expect, for $30 (at the time) I figured it wouldn't be a problem if it got damaged or lost. And the hat did just fine. But if I were taking the same trip today I'd probably take one of my Akubra Campdrafts--comfortable, a wide enough brim (and durable fur felt) to handle any rain, and easy to replace without breaking the bank if anything should happen to it.
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  5. Are you planning on bringing her back ? :D.....as for a hat I wouldn't take anything you really care about as so much can happen to it. What ever hat you choose, a stampede cord/chin strap/ wind trolley would be advisable.
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  6. My Camp Draft accompanied me to Anchorage last year for some field work. I was glad I had it.

    Sent directly from my mind to yours.
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  7. Bill Hughes

    Bill Hughes Practically Family

    Guess I should have said this first.

    I'm not far from the Hatco factory in Garland, Texas. Because of this, to date, all my fedoras are Stetsons. I know there's a lot of bad talk about the modern Stetsons. But with the prices I've got so far - I will have to continue to shop there. They have other brands but the vast majority of fedoras when I was there were Stetson.

    Metropolitan - sage with Brown Band $64.50
    Ripley - natural with Navy Band $45
    Temple - caribou $45
    Tehachapi Loop - navy $70
    Tehachapi Loop - black $70
    Tehachapi Loop - chocolate $70

    Yea, I know 3 Tehachapi Loops is excessive but... their are just such a nice looking lids. My wife was with me and she couldn't decide. So six hats $364.50 plus tax. Looking online that's about the price for two.

    I was looking at getting the Akubra Fereration IV Deluxe for my first hat. But then a forum member told me about Hatco.

    Last edited: Jan 10, 2017
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  8. davidkhill

    davidkhill New in Town

    I have two Akubra hats and love them. I would like to get the Bogart. I asked at David Morgan and it is not available. Are there any other online places someone can recommend to purchase this? Thanks David
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  9. Siôr Boyesen

    Siôr Boyesen New in Town

    Thank you very much! Just noticed your Tom Waits quote from Tango Till They're Sore. What a genius that man is.
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  10. I've gotten my 4 Akubra's from Everything Australian. Best prices.
  11. Everything Australian or Hats Direct. I've ordered from both--good, friendly service and problem free.

    You're welcome. Yeah, a good friend turned me on to Waits back in the mid-80s, and I've been a fan ever since.
  12. FedOregon

    FedOregon I'll Lock Up

    Good advice on hats. Might I also suggest Deet and mosquito netting?
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  13. daisy2er

    daisy2er New in Town

    Do you know a invisibility hat uses materials that change the shape of light so that it moves around an object, hiding it from view.
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  14. Brettafett

    Brettafett Practically Family

    Hello gents (and any ladies),
    I am normally on outer wear, so first post here.

    I wanted to know the difference between these two hats.
    Also, the 'proper' way to wear them. I know that sounds odd, but I tried a few on the other day and there are many sizes.
    Does one wear what fits comfortably, or a little over-sized etc...?

    Also, what sets the good ones (expensive) apart from the hight st knock-offs...?

    Pics very welcome. Thanks
  15. scotrace

    scotrace Head Bartender Staff Member

    Pics are very welcome so we know what you're referring to....
  16. I wear caps daily so I have a particular way that I wear them. Though it is similar to the way I wear fedoras. I never wear them straight on my head. [​IMG]

    I always tilt to the right with my caps adjusting the drape so that the cap hangs down on the right hand sir of your head. Play around with how you wear the cap. Straight on is never a great look.

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  17. Brettafett

    Brettafett Practically Family

    This was exactly what I was asking. Thank you sir.
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  18. DVNO

    DVNO New in Town

    Maybe this seems to be a stupid question for some of you "old" hat folks, but after I bought my second Borsalino online and the website recommended some impregnation spray i was a bit confused. You don't have to impregnate a fur felt hat since it's naturally impregnated, or am I wrong?
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