Bound Brim

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Nathan Flowers, Oct 16, 2003.

  1. Nathan Flowers

    Nathan Flowers Head Bartender Staff Member

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    I got my Phantom Blue Indy back from Optimo today. Here's a few pictures of it with the bound brim. The brim always kinda had a wobbly look to it, but that's gone now.

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  2. Matt Deckard

    Matt Deckard Man of Action

    SAWEEEEEEEEEEET!
     
  3. Kentucky Blues

    Kentucky Blues A-List Customer

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    :mad: :rage: :fedora:
     
  4. Nathan Flowers

    Nathan Flowers Head Bartender Staff Member

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    I like it a lot. Makes the hat look much more sharp.

    I saw how nice Rundquist's Morocco Tan looked with the binding, and I knew that this hat would definitely benefit from it too. So I'm a copycat...sort of. :)
     
  5. Rundquist

    Rundquist A-List Customer

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    That looks great! I once heard someone say that they never saw a fedora that a bound edge detracted from and I have to say that I'm inclined to agree. Cheers
     
  6. Bogie1943

    Bogie1943 Practically Family

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    I have always felt that a bound brim look more vintage and it gives the hat some character. I love bound brims to tell you the truth. If I had the cash, all my fedoras would have bound brims!:cool2:
     
  7. Chamorro

    Chamorro A-List Customer

    Beauty! Does it still have the dimensional cut?
     
  8. Kittlemeier

    Kittlemeier New in Town

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    Just gorgeous. K
     
  9. Nathan Flowers

    Nathan Flowers Head Bartender Staff Member

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    Yeah, it does. 2 3/4 in the front and back, and 2 5/8 on the sides.

    This is by far my favorite hat. The binding makes it even moreso. Thanks for all the compliments.

    I was talking to Graham yesterday about what to get next, and he actually recommended that I not go with a Satin Finished felt, because of how hot it gets here in SC. Therefore, I'm probably going to get a Montecristi in January. I can't get anything that's super high grade, though. Probably something around 5 to 7 bills. Do you guys already with Montecristis have any recommendations, like saving up even more for than that for one?
     
  10. SHARPETOYS

    SHARPETOYS Call Me a Cab

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    You may want to check with our new member he sells Montecristi Panama hats and i know his hats are the real thing.:p

    Sharpetoys
     
  11. Nathan Flowers

    Nathan Flowers Head Bartender Staff Member

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    Yep, I've done just that. My next purchase will be in January.
     
  12. MK

    MK Founder Staff Member Bartender

    She's a beu-tay!
     
  13. SHARPETOYS

    SHARPETOYS Call Me a Cab

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    I think Rundquist has started something, I have a brown federation deluxe and i'm going to send it to Optimo for the bound brim as well.I like his block on the tan fedora and i don't want several indy hats all in brown since i have the Optimo in Indy brown.You have a very fine looking hat!!

    Sharpetoys
     

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