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Discussion in 'Hats' started by the_imperialist, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. the_imperialist

    the_imperialist One of the Regulars

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    Salutations,

    Tis me first debut, I have been lurking for quite a while, and have found this forum an invaluable resource, kudos to all you guys. Well, I know this isn't the bowler lounge, but I took the first plunge into 'non-modern' hats with a Bowler, and here's the results:

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    Does anyone know the approx. age? Thanks all, I appreciate any help and I look forward to being part of the community.

    -The Imperialist

    P.S. please forgive me, not very articulate right now...
     
  2. J. M. Stovall

    J. M. Stovall Call Me a Cab

    Welcome, I think you're off to a great start!
     
  3. cookie

    cookie I'll Lock Up

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    Welcome to the Lounge .....you will fit in nicely around here with that style...:eusa_clap :eusa_clap
     
  4. MrNewportCustom

    MrNewportCustom Call Me a Cab

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    Nothing at all wrong with a bowler, Imperialist. It looks fantastic on you.
    According to Robert Benchley, you can be quite expressive with a bowler. ;)
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    Welcome aboard and enjoy the ride.



    Lee
     
  5. dzacca

    dzacca Guest

    Welcome to Lounge Imperialist.

    You are a lucky guy to live in New Zealand...
     
  6. Duck

    Duck Practically Family

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    Welcome to the Lounge!!:D Nice looking bowler and it looks very good on you.
     
  7. Empyrium

    Empyrium One of the Regulars

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    Welcome to The FL. Great hat!
     
  8. BJBAmerica

    BJBAmerica A-List Customer

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    Welcome! The bowler and the whold outfit you have look GREAT!!
     
  9. Welcome! Don't know much about the bowler, althought there is a pix of the liner I can't make out any writing. You need to describe what it says.
     
  10. ScionPI2005

    ScionPI2005 Call Me a Cab

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    Welcome to the Lounge! Very nice looking Bowler too. Enjoy your stay and post often!
     
  11. Tango Yankee

    Tango Yankee Call Me a Cab

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    Welcome!

    That's a very nice bowler, and it tops that outfit perfectly! The watch chain is a very nice touch.

    Sorry I can't help with info on the bowler, other then it looks great!

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  12. AlanC

    AlanC My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Imperialist, you have the right idea with your ensemble for a stroller. You might consider black/white/grey houndstooth, check or striped trousers. You're very close to what the fellow in the lower left hand corner is wearing in the first picture below:

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    I recently picked these up for just this purpose:

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  13. epic610

    epic610 One of the Regulars

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    Well done, Imperialist..

    very classic look!
     
  14. J.T.Marcus

    J.T.Marcus Call Me a Cab

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    imperialist, Greetings and salutations to you! The things we most look for in this forum are variety and style, supported by pictures. You, my friend have delivered on all three counts! Keep up the good work, and enjoy the hobby.
    :eusa_clap :cool:
     
  15. surely

    surely A-List Customer

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    Very Imperious Look!:D welcome
     
  16. MrNewportCustom

    MrNewportCustom Call Me a Cab

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    Where did you get these pictures, Alan? Are they from a book? I like them. And the image of the man in the bowler finally pulls together the idea I've had for myself for years, but never fully realized. (I didn't even know where to look until I joined the FL.)


    Lee
     
  17. the_imperialist

    the_imperialist One of the Regulars

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    Thank you all for the wonderful responses, shucks, you really know how to make a guy feel welcomed. :rolleyes:
    Just please don't pun, I believe that causes cancer...:p

    As for the hat, I found several tags on it:
    Behind the sweatband on the hat itself
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    And on the sweatband
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    The emblem doodad says:
    Carrol John, Park Avenue at 7th St. New York, by John Cavanagh ltd.

    Cheers,
    the_imperialist
     
  18. RBH

    RBH Bartender

    Welcome to the Lounge Imperialist, glad you joined us.
    That bowler looks great on you! Look forward to what you will add to the lounge.
     
  19. AlanC

    AlanC My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    They are Laurence Fellows illustrations from various issues of Esquire and Apparel Arts from the 1930s. Many consider them canonical in defining classic men's clothing. I am indebted to others who have done the work of scanning these and making them available. I am merely passing them on.

    To get an idea of the sort of things they have in them, see this thread where Marc posted some Apparel Arts pictures, and this thread with some Esquire pictures.
     
  20. MrNewportCustom

    MrNewportCustom Call Me a Cab

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    Thank you very much, Alan. Those are wonderful.


    Lee
     

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