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The Case of Fedoras

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Cane Rod Maker, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. I stopped in an Antique Store today and of course was wearing a lid. I came accross this old book case and put my hat inside of it. I made the shop owner an offer and came home with my new display case for my Fedoras.

    I couldn't see keeping them all boxed up, tucked away in my back room; I thought this was the perfect set up to show case my hats.

    Still looking to play around with the arrangment; also need to make a wall rack above it for some other hats which I could not fit into the picture.

    Whatcha guys think? Check it out....:cool:

    Top from left:
    Optimo, Cavanagh and Forstadt Beaver [Tony B re-block]
    Inside first row, top, from left: 48 Stetson Stetsonian, 51 Imperial Stetson, Mode Edge and a 40's-50's OR
    Second Row: 50's Mallory, 50's Stetson "The Sovereign" Mode Edge and a 40's or 50's Borsalino Allesandria
    Third Row: VS Custom Camel Beaver, VS Custom Oxblood Beaver and a Second hand VS Sportiare
    Bottom: Tony B Natural Beaver, Tony B Chocolate Beaver and a VS Custom Tobacco.
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2010
  2. zetwal

    zetwal I'll Lock Up

    Looks like a fine old case. Nice ... :cool:
  3. Yeah, it fits well with fedoras. Looks great, and nice hats as well.
  4. VitaminG

    VitaminG One of the Regulars

    now you just need some light strips.....
  5. kenmcneill

    kenmcneill Familiar Face

    Very nice! Another thing to be on the lookout for when I'm on the prowl for old hats (and fly rods). ;)
  6. Thanks Ken, it's a cool case; and if I didn't have hats, the shelves would be out and a display of Bamboo ly Rods be in !

  7. Nice thing is the sides are full glass too; there will be a lot of light entering the case. I should have snapped a shot of the side....

  8. Mobile Vulgus

    Mobile Vulgus One Too Many

    Love it. Good buy!
  9. Very nice indeed.
  10. Mr. Paladin

    Mr. Paladin My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Great set-up, sir. Any plans for moth cedar strips inside?
  11. carldelo

    carldelo One Too Many

    Nice purchase, fits the intended use well. We have something similar, but the dang thing is full of china, go figure ;)

    I recommend hat rests, to keep the brims from flattening out on the shelves. Too bad the only kind available are those annoying plastic things, which are barely large enough for 7-3/4 hats, although they can be padded out with adhesive foam or felt. If you trim the feet off every other hat rest, then the brims of the hats will be at different levels and won't bump into each other as much. For your setup, I think it would look nice if the center hat was slightly higher than the ones on the sides.
  12. Looks like a perfect fit, all around.
  13. That's a good buy! It looks great!
  14. C44Antelope

    C44Antelope One of the Regulars

    Great find! I am very envious.
  15. Very nice idea. I like antiques, and I like hats, those go together nicely, and you have some great hats to put in it!
  16. As an antiques dealer I have seen many of those cases but never used as such. What a fabulous idea. The moth strips would be good though.
  17. Mr P. I have placed cotton bags of Cedar chips inside, 2 on each shelve. I also put a 2x2 Cedar block under each hat. However I am thinking of lining the inside and the shelves with Cedar to make it more like a Cedar Chest. But the bags and blocks will suffice until I get to doing that. Also thinking about making some hat stands for each to keep them elevated, but not sure how it'll look. I'll try one and take it from there. Thanks for the kind words.

  18. jimmy the lid

    jimmy the lid I'll Lock Up

    Great case, Tim! Looks like, if you wanted to, you could actually re-adjust things and add another shelf or two (unless you're done buying hats...;))

  19. bolthead

    bolthead My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Cool Beans.....

    .....what Jimmy said.
  20. Is "hat envy" a legitimate condition? ;)

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