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    WWI Soldier's Room Untouched For Almost 100 Years

    Wow! http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/12/29/world-war-i-soldiers-room-untouched-for-almost-100-years/?utm_content=bufferc43cf&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
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    Show your Kentucky Derby party outfits here

    All, This year I'm invited to my first Kentucky Derby party (not at Churchill Downs, unfortunately). Thought I'd start this thread for others heading off to such parties to post pics of themselves all gussied up for ""The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports" as it's known in the U.S. Show...
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    Now here's a classy ride...

    A car meant for a vintage suit, silk tie or bow tie and a nice fedora. (Oh, if only....) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    MacArthur's corn cob pipe

    Don't know if this is the best place in The Lounge to post this, but.... Internet search and looking thru the index of "American Caesar" haven't turned up any info, so I'm asking here; Anyone know how General Douglas MacArthur got started smoking his signature corn cob pipe?
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    WTT/SELL: Sand/khaki wool lite Dorfman Pacific Aussie $50 includes priority shipping.

    :bump2: Selling a hardly worn sand/khaki colored Dorfman Pacific wool lite men’s Aussie. Selling it either here or on ebay. Our local hatworks looked it over today and sized it M (7 1/4 – 7 & 1/8) $50 includes USPS priority shipping. Prefer PayPal for payment. Send me a message thru the...
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    WTT/SELL: Black crushable Cov-Ver Aussie $40 includes priority shipping.

    :bump2: Selling a hardly worn XL wool lite Cov-Ver crushable Aussie. Selling it either here or on ebay. Our local hatworks looked it over today and sized it XL (7 1/2 – 7 & 5/8). Price $40 includes USPS priority shipping. Prefer PayPal for payment. Send me a message thru the Lounge if you wish...
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    Cov-Ver Aussie/Outback...how can tell the difference?

    All - I've got a black Cov-Ver Aussie for sale here in the Lounge classifieds. Size XL (7 1/2 – 7 & 5/8). http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showthread.php?76363-Black-crushable-Cov-Ver-Aussie-40-includes-priority-shipping. Paypal preferred method of payment. Cov-Ver website description. Only diff...
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    MacArthur's hat

    The other night I caught a rerun of the 1977 Gregory Peck classic "MacArthur." Got me to wondering why MacArthur's wheel cap was all embroidered insignia? I can't say I've ever seen any photos of any other US army generals wearing one like that. Anyone know? Any other wheel caps I've seen...
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    Know the answer to this question?

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    Techniques for waxing/shining leather wear?

    I've been shining/waxing my leather footwear for years. And I used to annually apply musk oil to my leather jackets just before the start of the off-season so it would have all summer to soak in. But, I'm curious; what are my fellow loungers' techniques for caring for leather boots, shoes and...
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    The Monuments Men

    Tough call which area of TFL to post this in WW2 or "The Silver Screen," but since the movie's about WW2, I'm tossing it here. Bartender, if you need to move it, I unnastand. Anyway; saw a preview for "The Monuments Men" tonight (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2177771/) about a team of art...
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    Dick Tracy, 1990

    OK.... I realize the flick isn't really Golden Era (far from it). But, I caught a rerun of the 1990 Warren Beatty - Madonna "Dick Tracy" movie which WAS set in the 1930s-1940s. I'd forgotten what a great movie that was - writing, acting, sets, costume/makeup etc. Enjoyed watching it again...
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    Replacement trim....

    Disregard, please. Posted in error.
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    Old gas stations

    Not exactly the '30s and '40s, but pretty close and still vintage enough. It's fun looking at the old cars in the photos. THE “GOOD OLD DAYS”, gas 26 cents a gallon, in one of the photo’s http://hipspics.freewebspace.com/gas/gas.html :eusa_clap
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    Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum

    Recently, we toured the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum complex. As "Ike" had such a successful military career before he was elected president (twice), there's a ton of stuff to see and history to enjoy there. But, as this is the World War Two portion of our wonderful Fedora...
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    Allied war dead cemetery in Germany

    Recently I was in Germany and quite accidentally came upon this cemetery for allied war dead just outside the village of Bad Tolz. Very well kept and quite the moving experience. Amazing the different nationalities in the RAF. I was reminded of the 1967 movie "The Battle of Britain...." Lest...
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    My "fave" fedora flicks

    "Dick Tracy" (1990) "Mobsters" (1991) "The Sting" (1973) "The St. Valentine's Day Massacre" (1967) "The Untouchables" (1987) "Dillinger" (1973) Of course, this is in no way a slight to the Indiana Jones series of films. Just in addition to his film series. What's everybody else think?
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    Warbird pics

    From time to time vintage warbirds stop in our area. Here's some pictures I've taken of some of them that have came by over the years. Enjoy. If you have any of your own to share, I hope you'll post them. This is the Memphis Belle movie mockup This was the B-17G "Liberty Belle" Sadly...
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    Let's talk Irish Whiskey....

    Hello fellow Loungers. Do you like Irish whiskeys? If so, pull up a bar stool and let's talk. My history with "the Irish" started with regular Jameson. Then a friend convinced me to try regular Bushmills and I made the switch. (Was a bit disheartened to learn that my beloved Bushmills was a...
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    New here, but would like to say...

    ...from one fedora lover to all the others on here, this site ROCKS!

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