Art Fawcett VS Hall of Fame

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Lawman, Nov 10, 2006.

  1. skankpile

    skankpile New in Town

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    Just got my montecristi from him.. its the lower count weave. I'm really loving it and he was able to shape it by hand. He mentioned the higher weave ones dont shape by hand so well and need to be blocked, but he was pleased with this one. I asked for a low crown diamond and he delivered an outstanding hat.

    I'm really happy with it and snapped a few low light pix handheld, but you can see the shape is really nice...

    Its going to be a permanent fixture on my head this summer :D

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  2. jporgeck

    jporgeck Familiar Face

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    Sweet

    Skankpile, that's a very attractive Monticristi summer straw. Cloth or leather sweat?
     
  3. fluteplayer07

    fluteplayer07 One Too Many

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    Awesome!
     
  4. ScionPI2005

    ScionPI2005 Call Me a Cab

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    Nice one, Skankpile!
     
  5. skankpile

    skankpile New in Town

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    Art used the leather with initials like in the felts; Its perfect as is usual for Art's work.
     
  6. daizawaguy

    daizawaguy Call Me a Cab

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    What a fine hat, Sir:eusa_clap
     
  7. Viper Man

    Viper Man Banned

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    Attention facebook users, I recently created a group on FB called the Art Fawcett "Vintage Silhouettes" Appreciation Society. If you use FB, please consider joining and uploading your photos there, too. Thanks!

    Art Fawcett "Vintage Silhouettes" Appreciation Society
     
  8. Lincsong

    Lincsong I'll Lock Up

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    Nice choice with the ribbon color.
     
  9. HungaryTom

    HungaryTom One Too Many

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    VS Sand hat

    This has a special greenish coloured ribbon. As usual it is a work of art. Art, thank you very much!

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  10. indycop

    indycop I'll Lock Up

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    Perfection!:eusa_clap
     
  11. St.Ignatz

    St.Ignatz Call Me a Cab

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    Great choices that is one beautiful hat.
    Tom D.
     
  12. HungaryTom

    HungaryTom One Too Many

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    Indy, Tom,

    Thanks for the credits and to all fellow VS appreciating loungers.
    My post No. 1000 went for Colby Jack, whose thread I just saw when posting No. 1000.
    Such a "co-incidence".
    Also one new VS hat but I think that is Arts most powerful one.

    Thanks for being here.
     
  13. WineGuy

    WineGuy A-List Customer

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    Love the brown band...really adds a lush and rich look to the hat!
     
  14. daizawaguy

    daizawaguy Call Me a Cab

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    Nice to see you back in Felts, HT :eusa_clap If only Panama colored ones :)

    Oh, and it does seem our fine tastes are similar :rolleyes: lol , or should we say we share the same master craftsman;) !?

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  15. HungaryTom

    HungaryTom One Too Many

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    Dguy,

    It was your hat again that inspired me to get this Sandy Fantasy come true.
    The flesh and blood one was my neighbour between 1991-1996 in Budapest before she begun her adult career...:p

    BTW we share common taste and master craftsmen in respect of a master hatter (VS hat) and a master shoemaker (Vass antique cognac cordovan Budapest).

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    Kudos to you soul brother. I saw your wonderful shoes here. Congratulations on that too. Our tastes are similar indeed.
     
  16. kaosharper1

    kaosharper1 One Too Many

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    Beautiful! Can you give us the usual stats?
     
  17. daizawaguy

    daizawaguy Call Me a Cab

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    HT, beautiful indeed, but we owe the final praise to Art!

    Here are my double V`s - the VS with the Vass...

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  18. daizawaguy

    daizawaguy Call Me a Cab

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    :eusa_clap
     
  19. HungaryTom

    HungaryTom One Too Many

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    Dear Kao,

    Sand colored pure beaver, normal weight.
    Black lining, dark brown leather sweatband.
    I asked open crown and did the bashing, (what bashing, a few smooth strokes and the shape is there) 7 cm brim, the crown height is now 14 cm bashed, please kindly convert into inches. My size is 61 cm.
    The hat came with feathers which I removed and safeguard.
    Hat hawk I am I pluck all the feathers away.


    Daizawaguy,

    See we have similar tastes but Art managed to bring out two totally different variations. Different brim finishing, different ribbon treatments, different dimensions, etc. etc. Just like with the Vass shoes - similar, yet different.

    Vass: We both have different medallion patterns on the toe, inspired by Magyar folk art. You have sleek feet to take the lace up shoes while I my feet get almost exclusively bluchers -I buy mostly Budapesters, what else could I do as a shoe pornist from Budapest...[huh]

    But your shoes seem to be preserved judged from your photo... my Budapester with cognac boxcalf from 2004 gets the use and it has more creases... Your full-brogue oxfords seem to be red cognac boxcalf. In this respect we seem to be also similar - we buy some items l'art pour l'art.

    Once more thanks to the masters.

    Tom
     
  20. kaosharper1

    kaosharper1 One Too Many

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    Thanks. That's a 2.75" brim and 5.5" crown. Nice bash, too.
     

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