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Discussion in 'Hats' started by Jake Sullivan, May 5, 2006.

  1. Jake Sullivan

    Jake Sullivan One of the Regulars

    Greetings to all. This is my first post to the lounge. I have recently purchased a new fedora for the first time in my life. I have to admit that I have always admired the look of a fedora and I finally purchsed one for myself. My wife thinks I am crazy however she did help me pick one out. The "New bailey Bop Litefelt Teardrop" Does any one have any comments on this hat? I would gladly listen to any veteran fedora wearers since this is my first lid.
  2. riccardo

    riccardo Practically Family


    Hey Jake...wellcome into this vicious:D place...everybody here is really hat's drugged.
    Everyone begun,like you do, with the first...and then...
    ...hi Jake,I'm Riccardo...I'm an hat's drugged.

    Enjoy your hat.
    Best wishes.
  3. Jake Sullivan

    Jake Sullivan One of the Regulars

    Nice to meet you sir. I haven't even received mine yet and I have been feverishly trying to get setup on the lounge and finally I am here. I enjoy the conversation and hat info. I am hooked already
  4. I'm still a newbie, but, Hail and well met.
  5. TommySalieri

    TommySalieri A-List Customer

    Hello, Jake! Welcome. :)

    I, too, recently took the plunge. I know how it feels at first, but in time, you'll start to feel proud of yourself for following your heart. :) I do hope that you'll enjoy yourself here.

  6. Jake Sullivan

    Jake Sullivan One of the Regulars

    To Riccardo and Red Pop, I was also interested in the Derby, just for variety, although the fedora is my first choice, any thoughts on wearing a derby in today's world?
  7. Jake Sullivan

    Jake Sullivan One of the Regulars

    Thank you Tommy. I am having a good time, see you have a bodyguard there in the photo. I have few little ones myself.
  8. TommySalieri

    TommySalieri A-List Customer

    Haha. Oh, yeah. She's a jealous one. She tends to keep all the other pretty ladies off my back. :p
  9. Jake Sullivan

    Jake Sullivan One of the Regulars

    LOL.. she is a cute one, my littlest one is 6 but I still see her as alitle 4lb 4oz preemie that was ready to take on the world( a little too earlier in fact) now she a ball of fire though...wish I had the energy
  10. Welcome Jake!

    A Litefelt Bailey is a good place to start. That's close to where I began my addiction. It should be enough to get you hooked.

    By derby, I guess you mean the round-top bowlers. If so, I haven't seen much crop up lately for men wearing them (although I have seen women go for that look). Maybe you'd prefer the homburg style, which seems to have a stronger following, and plenty of people make them. I see a lot of them on ebay.

    Good luck, and have fun.
  11. Jake Sullivan

    Jake Sullivan One of the Regulars

    That is kinda of what I thought, I have looked at the Homburg it was a difficult decision, but my wife liked the teardrop, but I am sure I am just getting started. ( much to the distaste of my bank account)
  12. riccardo

    riccardo Practically Family

    next step...

    a nice montecristi's for the summer; there is here Panamabob...ask him for it!
  13. Jake Sullivan

    Jake Sullivan One of the Regulars

    I will keep that in mind, I have to dash now but I will return later this evening, well wishes to all.
  14. Derby/Bowler

    Hey Jake check out "Lt. and I at his wedding" by the Redknight. Goes to show that the Derby aka Bowler has a place in todays world. :eusa_clap These are two of mine.
  15. I wore a cheap Dorfman bowler when I was in high school, but I'd already established myself as a bit of a nutcase by then, anyway. ;)
  16. Welcome Jake!

    It will not be long till you will be on the lookout for a vintage hat. [been there done that]
    This is the place to find info for what you may like.
    Dig in and enjoy!!!
  17. 221b

    221b Familiar Face


    I wore a Derby/Bowler to my works Christmas party. Everyone kept calling it a "Top Hat":eusa_doh: . I had to correct them all night.
  18. Welcome Fellow Illinoisan!

    Welcome to the lounge my fellow Illinoisan! The Bop is a great selection for starters. It has the right look, low profile, water resistant and packable. I am sure you will enjoy it and the lounge. Welcome aboard.
  19. Jake Sullivan

    Jake Sullivan One of the Regulars

    Thank you all for making me welcome. I received my Fedora today I have had it on all night. Duane it is nice to see some folks with class still here in Illinois, especially in todays times, but in the past from what I understand Chicago was full of Fedora's. I am from the southern area of Illinois, and I hope to be a fedora wearer for a good long while! Hope my wallet can afford it
  20. skwerl-hat

    skwerl-hat One of the Regulars

    hi jake, welcome to the site from another lurker :-D
    i love your hat! i especially like that teardrop crease

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