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Discussion in 'Hats' started by Hats Matter, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. Yes. Try some on and at least get some ideas. Chk out their stock online. I thought I saw "Hats in the Belfry" in the area as well.
  2. OldStrummer

    OldStrummer One of the Regulars

    Philadelphia, Baltimore and Annapolis. Not what I'd call "in the area." But worth checking out. Thanks.
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  3. Hi, new member here! Thanks for allowing me onboard.

    Though I spent my teenage years in cowboy boots and a Silverbelly cowboy hat, since I left that cow town upon graduating High School in 1975 I've not owned either article. (Nor have I been on a horse, or driven a pickup truck full of hay, or fired a Winchester, since that time.)

    Now, at the age of 60, I found myself lurking on these forums to find out about fedoras. A week ago I didn't know a C-Crown from a hole in the wall; you all have been extremely informative.

    I have my first felt hat (since 1975) wending its way towards me now, got fairly cheaply on Ebay. What got me interested in all of this is the TV show Stranger Things and the wonderful hat that Chief Hopper wears. I will do my first hat bash when that Akubra comes, and see what happens.

    My daughter and I have been going to Comic Cons for several years now. I have her to blame, perhaps, for getting me involved in the world of Cosplay. Here I am recently

  4. Welcome. Give the Doctor some loooooooove!
  5. RJR

    RJR I'll Lock Up

    Welcome to the Lounge.
  6. Welcome to the Fray good Doctor! Great image.
  7. OldStrummer

    OldStrummer One of the Regulars

    You wear that hat well, my friend! Welcome from someone who just joined yesterday (and whose non-stop questioning must be giving longtime members fits!)!
  8. Naw. We all get to show you how brilliant we are.
  9. We've all been there.

    Sent directly from my mind to yours.
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  10. I too am bombarding people with questions.

    There are other forums where I am one of the old-timers, and patiently field the same newbie questions over and over. I know the question the newbie just asked gets asked and answered once a week- but the newbie doesn't know it, otherwise he wouldn't be asking! So us old heads are cordial and helpful.
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  11. I know I'm late but I wanted to add my welcome.

    If you wouldn't have said something I never would have guessed your image was cosplay, you fit right in with how lots of Loungers dress. :)

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  12. chivaceae

    chivaceae New in Town

    Hi, just joined the forum. I am a regular hat user, mainly western fur hats (a couple Shantung), and have been a big fan of Stetson, of which I own several. I used to live in the Dallas-Ft.Worth metroplex area, so for a decade I visited the Stetson-Resistor factory outlet store (located in Garland, TX). I miss not being in that area anymore.
  13. RJR

    RJR I'll Lock Up

    Welcome to the Lounge.You say you were in the Dallas Metroplex,where are you now?
  14. Welcome to the Fray Chivaceae! You can always call Candy (our go-to person at the outlet) for a fix. She will hook you up.
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  15. chivaceae

    chivaceae New in Town

    RJR and all,

    Thanks for the welcome. I am now stationed in southern NJ, where I work as research horticulturist and extension specialist supporting growers/farmers that produce trees, ornamental plants and sod. Love the area and my job, but I certainly miss Texas. Anyways, in my work circles I am known as the guy with the (Stetson) cowboy hats.
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  16. RJR

    RJR I'll Lock Up

  17. zaleskb1

    zaleskb1 New in Town

    I found this hat in antique store...was only $10, with 60s era Sear hat box (not original to hat tho...and tossed box as it was not in greatest of shape. Anyway, here are some pics. It is a bowler, and says Bennet and Fish, Cleveland...only identifying aspects on the hat. Any info is greatly appreciated.

    Attached Files:

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  18. If you didn't buy it, run, don't walk back to that shop and plop down the $10. Bring it home, and then, we will figure out what you have. I would say it is probably quite old, beautiful and interesting color...and vent holes. Be still my heart. Wish my head would shrink.
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  19. MondoFW

    MondoFW One of the Regulars

    Pretty sure the OP implied he now possesses the hat. This is interesting to me, because most bowlers and derbys I see are black or gray. I'm no expert in dating these hats, they always all looked the same to me ;)
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  20. I was a little unclear. Hopefully he will be back. Although the bulk of Derby/Bowler production is classic black, these odd colors show up from time to time. I have not started any research on this brand, but with millions of these stiff felts produced since the mid 19th century, it is a cool one for sure. Wish it was bigger!
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