Blue hat with black band?

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Anthony Jordan, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. Anthony Jordan

    Anthony Jordan Practically Family

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    As mentioned in the Christy's thread, I am in need of a blue hat and, being very keen on contrasting bands, but wanting something quite dressy, which I think precludes a lighter band, am considering ordering a Navy Adventurer with a black band. Before I do so, however, I wanted to seek some opinions on whether this was a good, bad or indifferent combination?

    Many thanks,

    Anthony.
     
  2. cybergentleman

    cybergentleman A-List Customer

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    I have seen one navy vintage hat on here which appeared to have a black band..may have been extremely dark navy..eitherway, i thought that combination looked unnatural in the photo.

    options:

    light grey adventurer with dark navy band...may bring out blue hues of felt
    navy hat with the dark brown band.....the dark brown band is the band that the brown adventurer is default with and looks almost black....may work?


    Save a photo of a blue adventurer or similar navy colored hat on the site.

    then in ms-paint or photoshop, recolor the band with the color you want- see how it looks enlarged and shrunken. that's what i do.

    on a side note. i do have a dark blue/black finely checkered sport coat which i love- so you never know for sure unless you see it in person.
     
  3. M6Classic

    M6Classic One of the Regulars

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    Hat ribbon is your cheapest accessory. If you don't like it, change ot.

    Buzz
     
  4. Anthony Jordan

    Anthony Jordan Practically Family

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    Thank you both for some excellent thoughts - I like the grey/blue combination idea and, if I didn't already have something similar would definitely be considering it. Blue & brown is an idea that I will definitely take away... I will also give Photshop a try!

    Buzz - very good point re. the band. If I am still unsure then I think I will ask Christy's if they would supply both and see which I like better in person.
     
  5. daizawaguy

    daizawaguy Call Me a Cab

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    Black would be a good dressy choice, and somehow only same color or black would keep the Navy`s dressy look. A dark grey or silver could give it a slightly more individual look, but if it is the start of your hat collection, you cannot go wrong with the Navy or Black on a Navy felt. Enjoy!
     
  6. cybergentleman

    cybergentleman A-List Customer

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    pics from other threads


    this photo is from the following thread:
    http://thefedoralounge.com/showthread.php?p=869437#post869437


    next:



    http://thefedoralounge.com/showthread.php?p=743941#post743941


    anyway, i think that light gray may look sharp with a navy ribbon.

    as for navy with black...the ribbon is very replaceable, so if you want to go for it- why not?
     
  7. Feraud

    Feraud Bartender

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    Navy with a black band is fine.
     
  8. Rick Blaine

    Rick Blaine My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    How 'bout blue w/ a navy band?

    [​IMG]

    My Adam Longroyal
     
  9. Anthony Jordan

    Anthony Jordan Practically Family

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    Thanks for more helpful thoughts, suggestions and pictures (Rick - I like your hat very much!) I am now leaning towards going with the black band but having a blue on hand to change, as was suggested before - Sarah is happy to ask Christy's to supply one. I will let you all know how I go!
     
  10. ScottF

    ScottF Call Me a Cab

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    I don't generally like black ribbons (especially under 1") with 'colored' hats, unless the color is very light.

    On the other hand, here's a blue/black combo hat that looks pretty good:

    Blue Society Club fedora
     
  11. jwalls

    jwalls Vendor

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  12. carouselvic

    carouselvic I'll Lock Up

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    I'm fond of this one, it's mine

    [​IMG]
     
  13. norton

    norton One of the Regulars

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    Here's my vintage knox that I wear to work almost every day - its a blue/gray with a black ribbon.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. texashatman

    texashatman Familiar Face

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    MAN!! I love this!
     

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