A Loose Affiliation of Ribbons Niether Wide nor Thin

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Lefty, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. The Thinker

    The Thinker New in Town

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    1inch ribbons on Fedoras?

    is it very realistic to the GE? Do you think it makes the crown look to big? Opinions... :D
     
  2. job

    job One Too Many

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    I love thin ribbons. Even smaller than 1 inch. Look at western hats for example. They normally have larger crowns and thinner ribbons than a dress fedora and don't look unbalanced.
     
  3. zetwal

    zetwal I'll Lock Up

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  4. The Thinker

    The Thinker New in Town

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    Would you say 1inch ribbons were common in the GE? If so, could you maybe provide any pics of back then or present of some fedora's with 1 inch ribbon? I have looked everywhere but I can not find anything..
     
  5. Ralphin Ormond

    Ralphin Ormond New in Town

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    One inch ribbons are my current favorites. I do think they tend to make the crown look taller than even a 1-1/8" ribbon does. Given my smallish head, I think a crown 4" in front, with a 1" ribbon, would look best on me. I have a hat that's close to that but I plan for my next hat to strive for a 4"-er. In spite of all that, I do have hats with 7/8" and 1" ribbons with a taller crown and I love them and think they look great. It's just that, well, one must follow his quest for the perfect hat.
     
  6. Rick Blaine

    Rick Blaine My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    3/8" is my preference.

    The LEE ADVENTURER [​IMG][​IMG]
    as well as the iconic [​IMG]STRATOLINER were both thin ribbon and "urban" (for want of a better word) dress hats.

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    Hoyt Hats' "Demon Hanover" a "railbird's" hat from the track.

    my .o2




     
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  7. zetwal

    zetwal I'll Lock Up

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    There are so many posted around here on the Lounge that I hardly know where to begin. Check this thread,

    http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showthread.php?45266
     
  8. Duper

    Duper Practically Family

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    If you want to do a quick web search as well you will fnd the modern Akubra Sydney/Fedora is a 1" ribbon as is the Akubra Casual in their Lifestyle collection. I own both and like the ribbon size.
     
  9. mayserwegener

    mayserwegener

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    The range was as wide as the Pacific ocean.
     
  10. buler

    buler I'll Lock Up

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    Didn't realize this thread had gone so dormant.

    Bump for my favorite ribbons....

    B
     
  11. Need some Mid-Ribbon Love....

    Seems like with all the VS Wanderers getting done, this would have caught some love....
    My bad as well. Love the Middies!
    VS Grand Wanderer in Dove
    [​IMG]
     
  12. wine65

    wine65 One of the Regulars

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    I know I've posted this hat quite a bit recently, but its the only one I have pics of on my phone.
    Optimo silverbelly with a vintage 12L blue-gray ribbon
    [​IMG]


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk - now Free
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2013
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  13. DJH

    DJH I'll Lock Up

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    I'm hoping my Stetson Bantam doesn't feel intimidated by such upmarket company on this page :)

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. g.durand

    g.durand One Too Many

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    A look at a few more. Clockwise from upper left, Stetson Playboy, Dobbs Twenty light weight, Adam Executive, VS light weight.

    [​IMG]
     
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  15. ManofKent

    ManofKent My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Some great inbetweenies folks.
     
  16. esteban68

    esteban68 Call Me a Cab

    Here's one that has me stumped, a British quality made Woodrow & sons from the mid 50s (according to the newspaper packing under the sweat)
    There's something not right about the 'porkpie' finish which definitely not factory done....however there are no giveaways as to how it was originally. Screenshot_2017-03-25-08-17-39-1.png
     
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  17. esteban68

    esteban68 Call Me a Cab

    Screenshot_2017-03-25-08-17-39-2.png A few more shots,
     
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  18. esteban68

    esteban68 Call Me a Cab

    Internal images,
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  19. RJR

    RJR

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    You're right something is not quite right;crown too low perhaps?
     
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  20. steur

    steur

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    That looks like a nice felt and a beautiful hat just waiting to be resurrected. Somehow the porkpie shaping doesn't suit it. Perhaps give it a good steaming and try something different?
     
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