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Optimo south side mobsters

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Bruce Wayne, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. since we have the open road guild, & the campaign hat corps, i figured we need a Chicago South Side Mobsters. post any & all Chicago Optimo hats in here.
    i shall start...
    here is an "A" crown in steel gray
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    close up of the bow
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    and here is my classic brown coloured raiders hat
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    i have quite a few others, but i will let others post first...
     
  2. jimmy the lid

    jimmy the lid I'll Lock Up

    Nice lids, Bruce. The Commissioner will be pleased...:D

    I'm glad you started this thread, as it will be interesting to see some lids from Optimo featured here. :eusa_clap

    Edit: That being said, perhaps the title should be changed to the Optimo South Side Society. A bit more civil, don't you think? ;)

    Cheers,
    JtL
     
  3. Lefty

    Lefty I'll Lock Up

    Hey man, those cap guys have a faction and the boaters have a brigade!
    ;)
     
  4. jimmy the lid

    jimmy the lid I'll Lock Up

    Good point. Where's my violin case...? :D

    Cheers,
    JtL
     
  5. VS guys have the Hall of Fame!:D
     
  6. AlanC

    AlanC My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Yes, I look forward to this thread. More posts please!
     
  7. Shane

    Shane New in Town

    I'll Contribute

    My first hat. I could not be happier with my maiden purchase.
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    And my straw. I have not left the house without it on my head since Memorial Day weekend.
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    I should have a new one in September after the new felts arrive. I was inspired by the brown hat with the rose ribbon that Art did a while back. Last time I was in the shop, Tiffany showed me quite a few lighter colored ribbons that contrasted beautifully with brown. I've got to stop talking about it now - getting too excited.

    Cheers,

    Shane
     
  8. AlanC

    AlanC My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Very nice, Shane. What's the wpi on the Panama?
     
  9. Ande1964

    Ande1964 Practically Family

    Nice!

    Graham is certainly a first class hatter. If my movie deal ever comes through...

    Anj
     
  10. AlanC

    AlanC My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Optimos for everyone!
     
  11. beaucaillou

    beaucaillou A-List Customer

    Cacklewack's Optimo we got last year when I was home. Optimo for the win!
    One thing though, the bash was so perfect on the one he tried in the store because the owner himself did it. When we got his in the mail, it wasn't as perfect.
    In the future he would request it be bashed by the owner himself.

    Deciding between Dove Grey and what I call 'Money Green.'
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    The one:
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    The bash is knee-weakeningly stunning.
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  12. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

    I just wish that they were located on the Northside. [huh]
     
  13. Shane

    Shane New in Town

    You're not kidding. I actually live on the corner of Western Ave. - about 150 blocks north of Optimo.
     
  14. Shane

    Shane New in Town

    You will have to excuse my uneducated question, but how do I determine that? I know they mentioned it when I was selecting the grade, but it did not mean much to me at the time. I'd be happy to try and count it. Is it as simple as how many weaves are in a square inch?

    Shane
     
  15. Shane

    Shane New in Town

    That hat looks wonderful on him. The hardest part about finding my first hat was finding something in stock that fit my enormous melon. They happened to have one straw in stock in 7 7/8 so I could see what brim width went well with my fat (I'm sorry, pleasantly plump) face.

    Shane
     
  16. that money green colour is actually called mint if it is the colour i am thinking of...
     
  17. Lefty

    Lefty I'll Lock Up

    I love hats with a little color. You're not going to get me into an Atlantic Blue, but I like mints and light blues far more than I like grays and browns.
    If I didn't have a similar shade of hat from Art (his is called sage), I would have been tempted by a mint felt from Optimo.
     
  18. Lefty

    Lefty I'll Lock Up



    Apparently, everything I thought I knew about women is wrong.

    I'm not buying flowers for my wife anymore.
    Chocolates, delicates, jewelry?
    Forget it.
    A new hat from Optimo.
    That'll put her in the mood.

    (If I ever tried such a thing, those words would be my epitaph.)
     
  19. then you would get a kick out of my first felt i bought from Optimo. it is a color called "haze". itis kind of a sky blue...
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  20. AlanC

    AlanC My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Yes, that's it. Post a close up with a tape measure across it, if you don't mind for our viewing pleasure. Nice hat!
     

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