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The Prototype "MD1" - Matt Deckard Apparel Fedora!

Discussion in 'Hats' started by John in Covina, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. Hi friends!

    Today was an exciting day, I got to see a real live prototype of the fedora that Matt Deckard is working up for his line of Apparel.

    It has an open crown that's pretty high and no taper but with a slightly smaller brim than the Open Road.
    If I understood what Matt said it was to be similar to the earlier Whippets but not sure I got that piece of info right.

    The brim has a nice binding on it currently but he's trying to get that to be a little bit thinner than the type they used for this work up.

    He is also looking at a darker ribbon for the Crown and one that is not quite as wide as what they installed on this first work up.

    The fur felt is a medium light grey and fairly soft, thin, but not overly so and the felt feels like it is "tightly felted" so it should be a hardy one for long life.

    Matt is looking it over carefully and listing the alterations he wants to make as they had deviated from his instructions to come up with this one.

    I am not sure but he may consider to put up some pictures at some point.

    I liked what I saw, and Matt brought out some vintage hats from his collection to use as comparisons and the descriptions of what he wants to have done, I am sure it will be a really swell lid when he gets to that point.

    Here's hoping for a a great design everyone as this looks like it can be a winner!
  2. Wow. Keep up posted.
  3. J.J. Gittes

    J.J. Gittes A-List Customer

    This sounds good!
  4. That's great news!:eusa_clap :eusa_clap :eusa_clap ...Who's making them or is that known yet?
  5. Lefty

    Lefty I'll Lock Up

    If there ever was a time for it...worthlesswithoutpics
  6. ****
    At present the source will probably best be described as "proprietory information."

    It's an interesting thing though with Matt trying to work this out, and it will probably still take some time to get everything right and squared away.
  7. metropd

    metropd One Too Many

    I'm so excited!!!!!!!:):)
  8. Sounds great, I'll look forward to seeing some pictures. Will we be able to get the Sweat stamped with initials, like vintage lids? Any details about the liner yet either? Will it be by size or more custom like the suits?


  9. :eek: :p lol :D :eusa_clap
  10. BobC

    BobC My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Sounds very interesting. I'll keep watching this thread for more details. Perhaps Mr. Deckard is willing to add his thoughts to this thread?
  11. This has to be the all time biggest Fedora Lounge teaser thread I've ever read.
  12. carldelo

    carldelo One Too Many

    Amen to that

    I have nothing to add, I just want to be subscribed to this thread so I'll know when it's available...
  13. *********

    I am amazed he is where he is with this.

    Matt was talking about what he had in mind and was able to first speak to someone that said "hey I think we can do this" about 2 months back.

    So things are coming together but it simply takes time.

    I was thrilled to see the prototype, that is a really big step!
  14. I have photos of of the prototypes... but I can't show them.
  15. metropd

    metropd One Too Many

    Why not? :D
  16. CRH

    CRH Call Me a Cab

    If this suspense kills me there may be a lawsuit lol.
  17. It kind of reminds me of when the car companies put all sorts of crazy paint stripes on sections of their prototypes so nobody can tell what they are supposed to really look like in the real world.

    For now it's probably because Matt is still developing the actual shape of the hat and doesn't want to get anyone enamored with what isn't going to be the end result.

    I am just going to keep my fingers crossed that it all comes to fruition because it looks like it will be a really swell lid.
  18. Sounds cool
  19. Cheeky devil!

  20. One of the front runners. It will have reddish brown roan sweat and... well just checking out a lot of ribbon distributers at the moment.

    Here are a couple pics of a couple front runners. You can see ribbon swatches on the top one... I've just been trying to narrow down the right width and shade in an all cotton rayon grosgrain.

    MD-1 (Modern fedora 1)




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