That's what Lucky Strikes used to claim, too ....
I am terrified at the thought of athlete's scalp
I lost a good friend in college that way. He'd bought a great old dark brown beaver top hat ... this was in the '70s ... and he wore it day and night at all the draft-dodgin' protests ... the...
OK ,,,, Consider, those of you who are old enough that you were wearing hats, especially western hats, at the time ... the impact the "Urban Cowboy" craze had on American hats.
The market peaked.
Every one who was buying off the shelf hats made in America...
Yeah, well, consider the women in fur coats with red paint thrown on them ....
We each have a dead animal on our head ...
I'm just sayin' the right celebrity is bound to take up the cause. It's just a matter of time.
Resistols and the Dobbs Westward both make up into great fedoras, though after working with both and with several generations of Stetson ORs, I have come to appreciate the Akubra Campdrafts and Bushman even more.
The early ... 40s and 50s ... ORs are great ... when you can find them, which is...
I was cuttin up on another thread about shaving fur ... rabbits, etc ... but all kidding aside, it would be wise for someone to come up with a way to work with wool to make a passable felt even if it costs close to fur.
We are living on borrowed time and the only reason PETA isn't working to...
One of the great things about Akubras is the knowledge that we are helping to control the Australian rabbit over population with each new hat we put on ... and if you've ever tasted pan fried rabbit, you've got another reason to own as many Akubras as possible.
Nice looking hat and a great view.
If it wasn't for that whole witness protection thing you could tell us what river that is in the background.
I am checking with the ladies in Katoomba on the tan Capricorn in my size, so I should be able to get one here before the sweat starts to flow this...
Thanks for all the suggestions, guys.
I realize the only way to get a green one was to order and wait for a quarter of a year and my vanity won't allow for that.
I have done a lot of business with The Hattery and the tan or gray would be great.
I'm in the middle of Kansas where rain is not...
I'm thinking about ordering an Akubra Capricorn for office wear for this spring and summer.
It looks like it would be an easy, fairly dressy straw that would go with lots of dressy casual stuff.
Are they comfortable? Are they cool?
Also, what are the greens like? I'd need to order one...
I chickened out on the diamond crease and went back with a c-crown, as I have done on my other two CDs, by Squatters and my Bushman.
I don't know why ... it must have something to do with the shape of my head ... but a diamond crease always seems to end up too low in the back.
They look good...
I probably shouldn't even raise this point, but I have been thinking about it ... so ...
We all should expect, if more than just a handful of us ever start wearing hats again ... that in today's politically correct world we will see a movement to promote wool hats.
Wool is taken from a live...
I have four Squatters ... black, moonstone, fawn and one of the last ever produced of the Aussie willow greens.
There IS a difference between the hats imported here and those sold over there, but they are all great fedoras and they crease out to make a terrific late-40s look.
The Silverbelly Imperial Campdraft got here and it's in use.
I appreciate all of the input, guys. I'm glad I went with the Imperial. It really reminds me of the weight of my vintage Open Roads.
Stinky, thanks for the comparison comments. They helped a lot.
This is my third Camp Draft and I...
As I aged and was obviously NOT going to give up on hat wearing, I had a heart ot heart with my barber.
He advised a short cut, and I have never been sorry.
My hats look better, my hair is easier to take care of and I can towel dry, toss on my hat dujour and run