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HAT ADORNMENTS: ribbons, bows, pins, pugs, leather, etc.

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...Anyone ever put a playing card in their ribbons?

Playing card, no. But, just for laughs, every once in a while I've stuck one of those phony baloney "PRESS" cards on one of my hats:

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Co-workers and friends who appreciate old movies got the gag immediately, others looked puzzled for a while until they worked up the nerve to ask me about it. ;)
 
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Playing card, no. But, just for laughs, every once in a while I've stuck one of those phony baloney "PRESS" cards on one of my hats:

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Co-workers and friends who appreciate old movies got the gag immediately, others looked puzzled for a while until they worked up the nerve to ask me about it. ;)
One of my favourite 3Stooges episodes (or was it the Marx Bros?) had two of them with the fake "Press" in their hat ribbon that they stole from a door. The third one had a "Pull" sign. As a kid I thought that was about the funniest thing I had ever seen.
 
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One of my favourite 3Stooges episodes (or was it the Marx Bros?) had two of them with the fake "Press" in their hat ribbon that they stole from a door. The third one had a "Pull" sign. As a kid I thought that was about the funniest thing I had ever seen.
It was indeed The Stooges. They used the gag in one short with Curly, and again with Shemp after Curly had to retire.
 
saw this on ebay this morning.... thought it was a kind of unusual ribbon treatment... May have to try one like it


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Its called a "Campaign Bow" and I really like them too!!!
!883/89/99 US Campaign hats
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Here is a picture of mine with the brass screen vent.
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Wondering if this is formed from one piece of ribbon or is the bow formed separately and attached?

On most of the hats I've seen with a Campaign Bow the bow was separate from the Crown Ribbon and set in-place as the Ribbon was attached to the hat, then in specific spots the bow was attached (sewn) to the hat in order to retain it's shape. One of these days I'll get myself a hat with a thin ribbon and a Campaign Bow...not that I'll campaign...or bow...
 

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