1. Lounge Update headed your way. Check the thread in the Observation Bar. If you don't like the light style, click the light bulb at the top-right of your screen.

Ask a question, get an answer

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Lefty, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat One Too Many

    Messages:
    1,942
    Hey MM:
    To add to the above. Keyhole paper size tag with entire size not just a fraction, late 50’s-@62-63 when they changed to rectangle. Black sweat with that gold print, that tip crest and clear protector, liner seam in rear, i’m thinking you have a transitional model late 50s to no later than bout 63’. It’s a fine hat with a very nice color. I could be wrong but i’d wear the heck outta it and tell the daughter, thanks sweetie.
    Be well. Bowen
     
  2. mustangman3000

    mustangman3000 One of the Regulars

    Messages:
    222
    Location:
    louisiana
    Anyone know what this type of stitching on a crown would be called? I seem to remember seeing a thread on them years ago but I can’t find it now.

    [​IMG]

    I’m tempted to have a replica made of Jude Law’s hat in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts movie and it features such stitching
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    The brim is a bit stingy for my taste but I’m in love with that sloppy organic crease!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  3. kylepw

    kylepw New in Town

    Messages:
    1
    Location:
    Japan
    Does anyone know what kind of hat this is and where I can find one?

    [​IMG]
     
    Redfokker likes this.
  4. Tukwila

    Tukwila Practically Family

    Messages:
    556
    Bucket hat with the front brim turned up?
     
    hatsRme likes this.
  5. Mustang Mike's Hats

    Mustang Mike's Hats One of the Regulars

    Messages:
    270
    Location:
    Southern California
    @Abba .. I would wear it but she 's acquired an interest in hats and hat making a few months back and as she was perusing the goods at an antique store, she bought this one for HERSELF! She wears a smaller size than I do. :(
     
  6. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 I'll Lock Up

    Bucket hat was my first thought as well, but the material has me puzzled. The underside of the front of the brim looks like straw, but the crown (including the "ribbon") looks like it could have been knit or crocheted. Finding one exactly like it could be a challenge.
     
    Redfokker and Tukwila like this.
  7. Antinomy

    Antinomy New in Town

    Messages:
    37
    Where i can finde information how to choose size of hat block for correct size of the hat?
     
  8. Bamaboots

    Bamaboots I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    6,462
    Location:
    Alabama
  9. Cornshucker77

    Cornshucker77 One Too Many

    Messages:
    1,158
    Location:
    Northeast Nebraska
    I don't usually like stingy brims but I like this one.
     
    Zombie_61 likes this.
  10. Yahoody

    Yahoody A-List Customer

    Messages:
    375
    Location:
    Great Basin

    Details I missed until I had already built a hat on the Derby block was how tapered the crown is all the way around. I have to think I am mistaken that it might be a good hat block for a Western hat. The taper doesn't help the hat stay on anyone's head if fitted properly. Neat looking crown I think but not for every head shape if I my xl LO is any example. I had custom hats made by three hatters using this block shape (Derby)...and all were sub-par from good makers. Just a heads up for others. Hope it helps!
    Thing
     
  11. Fivesense

    Fivesense One of the Regulars

    Messages:
    131
    Location:
    Arizona
    I tried a search here but came up non-specific.

    I'm looking at the Akubra Cattleman (color undecided, but wavering between BGG, Sandtone Fawn and who knows... Does it even come in BGG?). I like the Coober Pedy but want an unlined felt hat that I can wear in cooler and warmer weather.

    For those who own the Cattleman, what's your experience in warm weather? I'm sure it's a great sun hat. Comparable alternatives?
     
    Cornshucker77 and Redfokker like this.
  12. Fivesense

    Fivesense One of the Regulars

    Messages:
    131
    Location:
    Arizona
    Holy cow. Slow day at the FL...
     
    Cornshucker77 likes this.
  13. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 I'll Lock Up

    The Cattleman is available in Bluegrass Green through Everything Australian, but for almost every size they indicate "made to order" and you'll face the dreaded three-month wait while Akubra makes your hat.

    I don't own one so I can't specifically comment on it's comfort level during warm weather, but my Campdrafts (liner, no vent holes, and a 3/8" narrower brim") get pretty warm when the temperature gets above 85°F regardless of color.
     
    Cornshucker77 and Fivesense like this.
  14. blueAZNmonkey

    blueAZNmonkey One Too Many

    Messages:
    1,446
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    The rule I follow: Take your head measurement and add an inch to find the circumference of the crown block. That extra inch ensures you have enough space to apply a sweatband.
     
    Antinomy and Redfokker like this.
  15. Woodtroll

    Woodtroll One of the Regulars

    Messages:
    151
    Location:
    Mtns. of SW Virginia
    Here's a dilemma I'm struggling with: how well do the three or four eyelets (per side) you see on some hats work at ventilating a felt hat enough to make it feel better in warm weather? There are some hat models I really like, but they have those blasted eyelets in them! To me, they turn a functional hat into a leaker if you get caught in the rain. Since I wear my hats mostly as outdoor utility hats and not dress hats, and on almost any given day here in the southern Appalachians we can expect a pop-up thunderstorm, I don't see the little (if any) true ventilation you get through the tiny holes being worth the wet head.

    But, being suspect of the eyelet concept I have never owned such a hat, so what's your experience?

    Thanks very much,
    Regan
     
    Cornshucker77 and Redfokker like this.
  16. Hunted for years in an old style Riverina by Akubra, 3 vent holes each side. Never noticed any leakage. Venting is minial, mostly letting hot air escape, not letting cool air in. My Bushman has one hole each side for the stampede string attachment but overall, I don't care for the vent hole look in a felt hat either. The grommet usually holds in the liner that I like to remove in hotter days. HTH
     
    Cornshucker77 and Zombie_61 like this.
  17. TunedVWGti

    TunedVWGti Familiar Face

    Messages:
    50
    I am looking to order a Stratoliner Premier and I just checked with one vendor and they said they were out of production because it's a "winter hat" and so they couldn't order them.

    Does that mean if other vendors sell out they're pretty much gone until fall?

    Maybe I should go ahead and order before they're gone... I don't need my arm twisted...ha ha ha

    I don't own a Silverbelly hat and wanted to order one.
     
    deadlyhandsome and Cornshucker77 like this.
  18. alanfgag

    alanfgag

    Messages:
    12,756
    Location:
    Buffalo, NY
    Perhaps this one?
     
    mustangman3000 and Zombie_61 like this.
  19. glider

    glider Familiar Face

    Messages:
    74
    For some reason I had never considered a strat in silverbelly, sounds pretty nice . It is about time for straw though , maybe a strat in hemp .
     
  20. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 I'll Lock Up

    I don't have any fur felt hats with eyelets/grommets, but I have a hat made from recycled cotton canvas truck tarps with two on each side of the crown and the openings/holes appear to be larger than most (3/8" of an inch). That hat is definitely more comfortable in hot weather than my fur felts, but I believe that has more to do with the material than whatever venting the eyelets might offer. I've worn it in light rains and downpours and can't say I noticed any difference with regards to my hair getting wet; if it did, it was so minor that it dried almost immediately after I was out of the rain and had removed the hat. In my experience, if you're out in heavy rain long enough you're going to get wet no matter what you do. But unless someone is aiming a fire hose directly at your head, those tiny holes shouldn't be a concern.
     
    KarlCrow and Cornshucker77 like this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.