You've come a long way, kid. I remember when you were gettin' some guff for doing the vintage thing. You're showin' 'em now just how cool a guy can be when he sticks to his guns and keeps refining his personal style!
"I think that's the one he took the scissors to."
Yeah. Back up a page and read the explanation I typed up already. Thx! G
Liner shot by request. Another of those wonderfully embroidered jobs:
And a 'post-op' pic (I had a steady hand that day) just to get Tom's gall again. Ha!
Well, now, that reminds me: In my early days of thrifting I once passed up an old Burberry trench (for $8, think it was!) because I hadn't yet learned enough to know what a score that would've been. Did end up getting a great '40s Aquascutum number though, later in the game.
Well, you're certainly right about that. As agreeable as this hat is, it does seem to want that cattleman's crease most. I, however, was hung up on the teardrop. I think it was basically a high quality Open Road when I got it. Had the thin ribbon and edge binding on the brim. The brim, though...
Lookin' good gents,.. and lady!
Michaelshane inspired/reminded me with his 7X the other day. Had to brush off my Stetson and take it for a spin.
Here's a series of shots that highlight the style I wear but also show the amazing, nearly clay-like, ability of vintage 7X felt to take a dry...
I've only regretted the purchase of contemporary/modern items. A thing that was shaped like a blender but didn't have enough copper wound around the armature inside to whip its way out of a paper bag. Just one example, of many, from our manufacturing friends to the East. I call these items...
It requires a certain pair of,... "panache", as I call 'em... to do the brims. But with a bit of self-deprecation. At least that's been my angle. It's cool that you're gettin' 'em thinking.
THAT, right there, is "ROCKIN' A HAT"!
Careful, lil' bro'. They weren't into warning labels much back in the day, as they say, but if they had been they'd cautioned you not to tread down the path I've wandered. It's great when the girls swoon. Not so much when you catch hell from the one at...
If your hat maker of choice wants some specs from this one, lemme know and I'll send measurements. Although, note that I wear a 7 - so if you are a wildly different size, the proportions may need to differ.
OK, so I wore this one today. One of my top five.
In the late '30s, Stetson was getting a little fed up with the popularity (and market share in the U.S.) of Borsalino, a wonderful hat maker but among the Axis powers. We hadn't gotten into the fray fully but a lot of writing was on the wall...