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M.C. Gannon Hat Company

Discussion in 'Hats' started by moontheloon, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. I'm in! Maybe if we just all ganged up on him and requested it, he would acquiesce. He does great ribbon/bow work; I can't imagine he wouldn't tackle a sharksgill with the same level of artistry.
  2. +1
  3. Chamuco

    Chamuco My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Thanks Red, just got it last Thursday..but I am out of town until Friday !!! So I will have to wait to wear it.

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  4. Chamuco

    Chamuco My Mail is Forwarded Here

    It is, indeed striking my friend

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  5. Mark53

    Mark53 New in Town

    Hat is in production. 6" crown, 2 3/4" brim with moderate flange. Natural beaver felt with !" ribbon and 3/8" brim binding. The ribbon color is commando which is a close match to the natural beaver. I am excited to see the finished product. Tried to post a picture of the crown and ribbon but the site would not allow. Listed it as too large.
  6. Try Tapatalk as your photo host.
  7. Short Balding Guy

    Short Balding Guy My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Good afternoon Gannon hat thread folks. I am just wanted to share a couple of pics of wild Gannon's.

    My Gannon and I were out and about in my neighborhood this afternoon.



    Thankful to be a client of Gannon Hat Co. Best, Eric -
  8. dschonn

    dschonn Familiar Face

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  10. moontheloon

    moontheloon I'll Lock Up

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  11. ChicagoWayVito

    ChicagoWayVito A-List Customer

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  12. dschonn

    dschonn Familiar Face

    Thanks for the kind words, guys!

    I took several pictures yesterday evening, but when I try to upload them here, they come out sideways. So here are a couple of indoor shots from just moments ago. The hat has a six-inch open crown creased to about four and three quarters front and back and somewhat over five inches at the highest points along the sides. The brim is two and a half inches wide. The felt is dark brown beaver fur felt, and the band is a midnight blue vintage ribbon about an inch and three quarters wide. The brim is bound with a dark brown ribbon to match the felt.
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    I'll try to get some good pictures of the bow and sweatband/liner with my good camera at some point.

    I'm really enjoying the ability to crease and re-crease the hat on a whim. The felt is better than anything I've owned, although I've never owned a vintage hat of the era so prized around here, so I can't compare it with vintage felt. But I have put in a cattleman crease, a diamond, this center dent, and many other variations, and they all stay where I put them, and yet release without a trace when I want to change back to the center dent. Only the brim won't always stay where I put it. I expect it will soften up and be more responsive over time. I'll have to post some pictures of the crease possibilities as well.
  13. It's a good one. ^ ^ ^
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  14. RJR

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  15. moontheloon

    moontheloon I'll Lock Up

    that's a beauty

    the brim seems to have a quite flat flange so it most likely will not snap ....with a little steam the brim will do as you wish
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  16. Short Balding Guy

    Short Balding Guy My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Gannon Hat Co. whiskey, silver belly and blue felts worn the past two days.

    Best to all hatted folks, Eric -
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  17. dschonn

    dschonn Familiar Face

    It's taken me several days, but I've finally gotten around to taking some good pictures of my Gannon hat.
    [​IMG]Top view of crease by dschonn, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Hat on head by dschonn, on Flickr

    I'm trying out this brim shape for now. It's kind of like the curve on the western hats I like best, and on a fedora of these dimensions looks very 1920s to me.

    [​IMG]Liner shot by dschonn, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Hat profile by dschonn, on Flickr

    The hat seems to have lost some of the fulness it had out of the box; whereas the center crease initially pushed the front and back out slightly beyond parallel (the so-called "reverse taper"), now they are quite straight when creased and taper slightly when I push the crease out. I'm surprised that this should have happened so quickly, after less than a week's wear and a light sprinkle or two of rain. The effect is subtle for now, but I worry that the crown may continue to shrink.

    [​IMG]Bow detail by dschonn, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Sweatband stitching by dschonn, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Invisible stitches by dschonn, on Flickr
  18. Short Balding Guy

    Short Balding Guy My Mail is Forwarded Here

    You and your hat look sharp sir. The felt and ribbon are dynamite. I like the brim shape. As you can tell from my postings I prefer a flatter town/country brim.

    As to the reverse taper; I do not know. I have worn all of my Gannon's in the rain and the felt does tighten, but it has never distorted on my hats. Tightened felt can often produce the smoother feel that folks comment about. I would not worry. Wear the hat - you will be amazed at how durable it is. The beaver felt will shed water and dirt. Drop the hat, brush it off and you are good to go.

    The ribbon stitching is grand. Congrats sir. Wear the hat with pride.

    Best, Eric -
  19. Very Stylish , looks the way I would want it in every way @dschonn , I think you'll be fine . I can't recall , did you go with 100% Beaver ? Have a great Memorial Day and remembrance . Are you in east Nashville ?
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  20. moontheloon

    moontheloon I'll Lock Up

    the hat looks great

    I've worn every one of my Gannons in multiple downpours and have never experienced any difference in the felt ... not even a slight difference ... they are actually my go to rainy and snowy day hats because of their durability ... more so than even my Akubra hats

    looks awesome ... wear it
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