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Optimo Davenport

Discussion in 'Hats' started by PrettyBigGuy, Feb 20, 2004.

  1. PrettyBigGuy

    PrettyBigGuy A-List Customer

    Well, my Christmas trip to Optimo has paid off. May I present to you all, my Dove Gray Optimo Davenport (and some guy's bird)



    I'm very happy with how it turned out! I love how tall the crown is(keep in mind that I'm 6'5" and the ribbon is 2"). I'm still playing around with the bash so I'm sure it will change with time.

    Here's a couple more:



    Thanks for looking and for all the advice before I bought it.
  2. Nathan Flowers

    Nathan Flowers Head Bartender Staff Member

    That is a very TALL and STRAIGHT crown. It looks very 30's.
    Good on ya!
  3. Kentucky Blues

    Kentucky Blues A-List Customer

    Ya know....you're a pretty big guy....LOL Great looking lid man, I'm jealous. One of these days, I shall own a widebrimmed, high crowned grey fedora....but until then....well....I won't own one :p Well, once again, Great lid, PBG.

    Regards, Daryl.
  4. Dalexs

    Dalexs Practically Family

    You know, that second picture almost looks like the hat in
    Matt Deckard's old profile picture. Very nice.
    (I may have to cash out one of my 401k's soon!)

  5. Andykev

    Andykev I'll Lock Up Bartender


    It is nice to see the face of the "handle" we all post. I can compliment you , and Optimo, on the balance and scope of the hat. It is one of my favorite colors. You rightly so opted for the taller crown, and just the right size brim. SPLENDID is the word I have for you.

    And BTW I assume it is the Lightweight Felt?
  6. Andykev

    Andykev I'll Lock Up Bartender

    And another thing, Mr.!!!!

    I also like the look of your glasses, the BIRD and the whole package. You seem like you should drive out to California and visit Art and I for a "Northern California Wine Tasting".
  7. PrettyBigGuy

    PrettyBigGuy A-List Customer

    Re: Wow

    Coming from someone so well versed in the subject of hats, that is a compliment! It just goes to show that making the trip to see Graham & Kevin was definately worth my time. After I tried on the Mitchum style, the Davenport was the first one Graham suggested. He certainly knows his stuff.
    The Dove Gray is actually a heavyweight felt, although it doesn't feel very heavy compared to me Peters Bros. "bulletproof".

    Thanks for all the compliments! You're going to make me blush! I dwell down here in Long Beach, but my gal's family resides in the Fresno area. Maybe the next time we head up there (which shouldbe soon) we can work out a get together?
    As for you other fellows, my best regards. This round is on me.
  8. havershaw

    havershaw Practically Family

    You got yourself a winner. I like your specs, too.

    And you get extra bonus cool points for the Hudsucker Proxy quote. I don't know if it was always there or not - but I just noticed it. One of my all-time favorite movies, ever.
  9. Ah ... I finally get the Shelbyville reference!

    Nice lid, son. :cool2:
  10. Pen Collector

    Pen Collector One of the Regulars

    Great hat!

    That is one fine looking lid.

    You chose wisely. That is a very good color. Your not limited as to what you can wear it with.

    OPTIMO keeps proving they are one of the best if not THE BEST hat maker these days. Every time we look at one of their hats displayed here it just fuels the desire to get another one.

    Is the Fedora Lounge like their advertizing agency or what??????
    I am sure they have gotten a lot of business due to the Fedora Lounge and COW.

    Again, great hat!!
  11. fantastic. It is a movie star hat all around.
    it is just like some of the hats I see in all those 30's movies. Congratulations on the hat.

    I need a tall crowned heavyweight.

    The antecedent avatar
  12. Re: Great hat!

    Congratulations on a very fine and good looking lid amigo.

    I know! I am still waiting for the commission check.....of hat(s).;)
  13. It is very much like this hat, brim crown and a nice light color.
  14. Good job, PBG. Mighty fine look. It sure pays off to be there in person to get that immediate feedback and recommendations.

  15. Rundquist

    Rundquist A-List Customer

    That?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s a beauty. Congratulations. Optimo let?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s their hats do the talking once again. May they be around for a long, long time. Cheers
  16. Bogie1943

    Bogie1943 Practically Family

    Now that's what I'm talkin about PBG, my kind of fedora my friend. It's been a while since I have heard from you, not since the QM summit last year. Remember the night at Bucannon Arms, excuse the spelling on that. I look forward to seeing that lid when I make my way out there this year.:cool2:
  17. Dr. J

    Dr. J Familiar Face

    I've seen better heads on beer. Just kidding, my man. That is one fine lid! Can't wait to see it in person!


    Dr. J

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