Great Fedora in a New Movie

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Kaleponi Craig, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. Kaleponi Craig

    Kaleponi Craig A-List Customer

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  2. BellyTank

    BellyTank I'll Lock Up

    Everyone (I think) loves that hat!

    BT.
     
  3. Engr-Chas

    Engr-Chas Familiar Face

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    Yes, it is a nice hat. Art in Rodeo has it in his shop, it is a Penney's Marathon. Funny thing is, that it looks different in person, than it does on the screen.
     
  4. SHARPETOYS

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  5. Kaleponi Craig

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    Yes, that is what Art told me. But Baron Hats on their website seem to take total credit for it. I just might have him make one for me.

    Regards, Kaleponi Craig
     
  6. gandydancer

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    That particular hat seen in the ads for the movie on TV is what renewed my interest in hats. In fact the converted cowboy hat I posted links to in the early Quatermain thread was an attempt to capture the spirit without actually copying that hat. At Baron's prices it belongs in a museum, at Art's I could imagine getting one about the time he finishes his new house.

    However, there are two reasons I don't think it is his. One, he said the hats for the new movie he is now working on are the first he has done for the leads. Two, he does not seem to like to do that wide a brim (I love it).

    So what is the answer here?
     
  7. fedoralover

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    It's Art's hat but he didn't make it. It is a vintage Penny's Marathon, I have several pictures of me wearing it when I visited Art last fall.

    fedoralover
     
  8. Yep, that's the story. It fits me better than it fits you though Fed. :p
    Brett is just taking advantage of the market I suppose. What is on his site is nothing like what the real hat looks like----that alone makes me sure he didn't make it in the first place. :p He sure knows how to get in from of something though. ;) :kick:

    Regards to all,

    J
     
  9. gandydancer

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    Do post a couple, please.
     
  10. Victor

    Victor One of the Regulars

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    I recent;y saw that movie and liked the hat very much as well. I had thought it was a Steson Open Road with a custom shaped crown
     
  11. gandydancer

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    Hum??? Something don't jibe.

    They do not use one of a kind vintage hats for the star roles of major motion pictures. If something happened to the hat they would have to reshoot thousands, if not millions, of dollars worth of film. Art has agreed with me about that right here iin the lounge. Now for extras they use what they can get where they can get them, and Art seems to have a thriving business filling that need.

    So, I can easily believe that Art provided hats for the film. But I can not believe they would risk shooting with only that one hat available for Jeff Bridges to wear.

    Now it is possible they used the hat Art supplied as the design model for the hat Jeff Bridges wore in the movie. If that was so, it would explain the conflicting stories. Baron's would basically have been producing copies of Arts old hat (I kind of like the humor implicit in that idea myself, especially considering Art's statement of the condition. "For only $350, we will sell you this copy of a beat up old hat from JC Penny's").
     
  12. Well, believe it because the costumer's tag is still on the hat. It was the hat used in the film. Art could not get rid of it even a month or so after the costumer returned just in case some retakes of scenes were needed. ;)

    Regards to all,

    J
     
  13. Matt Deckard

    Matt Deckard Man of Action

    I'd say beieve it as well. They did have more than one copy of the suits that Jeff Bridges wore in the movie, though from all I have seen and heard I think it's one hat.

    The hat wasn't pristine in the movie.
     
  14. Sergei

    Sergei Gone Home

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    Believe it as well. Below are two pictures from Art's shop. The first one has a tag, with all the scenes.

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  15. Yep, those are the tags I was talking about. Thanks Sergei. :cheers1:

    Regards to all,

    J
     
  16. gandydancer

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    Well that is definately the hat!
     
  17. SHARPETOYS

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    Only one hat per The Man!!

    I called Jeff Bridges this afternoon. They only used one hat. :)
     
  18. Coming from you, I believe you did talk to him. ;) How is he doing? What is his next project?

    Regards to all,

    J
     
  19. SHARPETOYS

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    Very busy

    He is reading scripts but he will have two pictures out this year.!! Nice guy and client.
     

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