Art Fawcett VS Hall of Fame

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

  1. Hoosier

    Hoosier New in Town

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    Here is my brand new last Monday Silver Belly VS! If I uploaded the picture correctly. . .
    Thanks Art!

    I guess I didn't upload correctly. . . well, I'll figure it out later.
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2012
  2. DJH

    DJH I'll Lock Up

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    Brando - very nice Pecan VS.

    Hoosier - looking forward to seeing yours. I also have a Silverbelly VS which is one of my favorite hats.

    For photos, you have to upload them to a hosting site (I use SmugMug) and link to them.
     
  3. Short Balding Guy

    Short Balding Guy I'll Lock Up

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    Rabbit; Jeepers man you have nice taste in hats! You, no doubt, are the best hatted man in your neighborhood. I like your new hat sir.

    Brando; Sharp, manly hat hat. Knocking about casual or even a sport coat that hat is perfect. I can see it being worn all over town. Cheers for the hat!
     
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  4. Hoyt Clagwell

    Hoyt Clagwell One of the Regulars

    Brando, I like that one.
     
  5. Short Balding Guy

    Short Balding Guy I'll Lock Up

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    I love my most recent VS dove hat. As I posted last week the VS hat was a recent Art Fawcett creation. I asked him to start with a Stetson Stratoliner. I have seen many of the VS strat starting point hats, ala Jauntyone's recent sage green, and really enjoyed the style and lines. For me, the ability of the hat to transmogrify and stylishly work from town to country, state to international is perfect.

    We are products of our influences. In my dressing room I have a couple of Sat. Evening Post advertisements of the Stetson Startoliner. Many times I have read the ads and worked them over in my mind to see it from both Stetson's and the consumer's eyes. "Right for going places." Excellent ad line.

    I see my VS dove as "Excellent for going places."

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    Again, I am extremely fortunate to own this hat and appreciate Mr. Fawcett’s skills. As to the felt - PERFECT. The dove is a color that all should consider. The dove color is rich in color tones and shades. I am reminded of occasions watching the doves on the trees in the backyard. The color of the doves changes in shade of purple, gray, blue, blue-green in the variances of the sun-light. The dove felt color is much like this. What a felt color!

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    I have included a couple of pics below of the 3 Art Fawcett hats that I am fortunate to own.

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    Grainy, poor resolution shot resulting from the harsh winter light in our porch this morning. I added a couple of reindeer toys that are on shelves propping up other scandinavian family heorlooms. Let me assist the viewer; From 10:00pm is Dark Moss, Sahara, and Dove.

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    I have included liner shots as the insides are truly pretty! From 10:00pm is Dark Moss with green liner dark brown leather band, Sahara with brown liner and lighter brown band and Dove with black liner and dark brown band.

    Less busy shot below. Moss, Dove, Sahara (from 10:00pm clockwise.)

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    Styling with my Vintage Sillouettes! Thanks for allowing to share, Eric -
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2012
  6. Brando11

    Brando11 A-List Customer

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    Thanks for the kind words, gents- I enjoy these VS hats tremendously, and I would never have discovered them without finding out about 'em here.

    Eric- that hat is right up my alley! I think I may just ask Art to copy it next time 'round. Love the color, the style and particularly that bow!
     
  7. Chepstow

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    Eric, all Hats on the Photos are stunning beautys. You can be very proud
     
  8. Rabbit

    Rabbit Call Me a Cab

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    Beautiful images, SBG!
    I totally agree about the dove felt - a marvelous color indeed. If I were to have one single VS it would have to be a Dove.
     
  9. Chepstow

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    Beautiful Brando, looks very good on you.
     
  10. Hoyt Clagwell

    Hoyt Clagwell One of the Regulars

    Eric, those are indeed beautiful hats.You are fortunate!
     
  11. Rabbit

    Rabbit Call Me a Cab

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    Brando, congrats on your new VS Pecan! A great color that can take a lot of beating!


    Celebrating the VS Dove felt...

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    ...with a liner shot from my first VS Dove, with 22 L charcoal ribbon.
     
  12. Short Balding Guy

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    Just wanted to celebrate my VS Moss. Its a few months old now. I know this thread generally features new hats, but I just enjoy this hat and wanted to share. Man this hat is a perfect wearing hat. In Minnesota, USA it is upper 30's F and foggy. Crazy winter weather. I am down checking the boathouse and lake. Remembering my swimming VS sahara hat shortly ago, I wisely took off my hat when the dogs and I have been playing by the open water.

    Here is a pic of my safe and dry Moss VS hat.

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    Wear your VS hats in enjoyment, Eric -
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2012
  13. jbucklin

    jbucklin Practically Family

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    My new Chocolate VS got delivered today. I'll add more pics over the next couple of days. Just can't get the light right! The color on this is so rich it looks edible---but, I like hats more than cameras. Thanks Art for another stunningly beautiful hat!!
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  14. Nik Feist

    Nik Feist New in Town

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    Love, love, love it.

    (If asked, I always say my Blue Smoke is my favorite, but it seems like these days I'm always wearing the Chocolate. You're right: it's a fantastic color.)
     
  15. jbucklin

    jbucklin Practically Family

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    Okay, here are more attempts at capturing the beauty of this hat with a cell phone camera. The chocolate color is difficult to capture with such limited means. I failed to mention before that Art absolutely nailed the dimensions and proportions perfectly from a few photos I emailed him of the hat I wanted him to replicate.
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  16. blitz1027

    blitz1027 New in Town

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    Absolutely beautiful hat.
     
  17. m0nk

    m0nk One Too Many

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    It sure is!
     
  18. Short Balding Guy

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    Jbucklin; The chocolate brown is very sharp. I like the profile shot as it shows the features or your special creation.

    Best, Eric -
     
  19. DJH

    DJH I'll Lock Up

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    Just a tease...

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  20. Rabbit

    Rabbit Call Me a Cab

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    Nice one, DJH!
    Don't tell the color, I'm keen to guess. Silvermist?
     

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