Hat color selection

Discussion in 'Hats' started by RadioHead, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey One Too Many

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    I think he was going to look into a shark gill "bow" so I'll be interested in what he finds out.

     
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  2. Just A Hat Rack

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    That should be nice. I like the gills. Unfortunately for me, something other than the standard bow won't work for my Indy. You're doing brown on brown, right?
     
  3. Rmccamey

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    Brown on brown is the current setup but I keep second guessing. I want to look at a rust and a copper ribbon just to see.
     
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  4. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    Actually, Indy hats feature the Flying V - single in front and offset double in back.
     
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  5. humanshoes

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    Actually, you can have both RM...sort of. Here's a Steel beaver hat with charcoal and gray smoke ribbon treatment. The customer also requested the upswept bow ends for a touch of flair. Steel Beaver with Charcoal and Gray Smoke Ribbon.jpg
     
  6. belfastboy

    belfastboy My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Hah! This is my hat. I just picked it up at the post office this morning. Rick nailed the bow treatment I requested and it looks even better in person than in this photo. I have custom hats from 8 or 9 custom hatters here on the Lounge and elsewhere. Rick's work stands deservedly along side the best of them. I am thrilled with the results.
    He also made a custom for my wife....and she is thrilled with it.....I have banked major brownie points for steering her to buy from Rick.
     
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  7. humanshoes

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    My apologies Belfastboy. I don't normally debut a hat here before the customer receives it, but I just wanted to illustrate your creative vision for that bow treatment. I'm especially happy that the Mrs. likes her hat and I hope you both wear them in good health for many years to come.
     
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  8. belfastboy

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    Not an issue at all. It was funny reading the description it dawned on me....damn that is my hat he is describing! I have to admit it is a fine looking fedora.
     
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  9. deadlyhandsome

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    That’s one fine looking hat. I might have to commit some hat plagiarism, it wouldn’t be my first time.


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  10. belfastboy

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    Most of my best ideas are borrowed (stolen) so you are in fine company!
     
  11. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey One Too Many

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    I do like that option, Rick. Keep that in mind along with the shark gills - still interested in that option.

    Yes, I'm really liking that. Maybe go with a Steel ribbon and use the Burgundy as the secondary color.

    I'll be talking with the wife tonight based on the color pics you PM'd me this morning. I thought I was settled and now this option comes up :) What's a guy to do???

     
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  12. deadlyhandsome

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    Bumping this thread as I think about another custom hat and ponder the color.


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  13. Mustang Mike's Hats

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    Purple might work for you Brent... Hey, it IS a unique color ... just sayin' 2019-05-08_8-25-59.jpg
     
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  14. Since vintage is a word used often I would go with either Fallow or Sienna; maybe Fallow with a Sienna ribbon.

    Or maybe Arsenic & a Feldgrau ribbon.
     
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  15. deadlyhandsome

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    A bit too much...and coming from me, that saying something.

    I’m liking cabernet and burgundy, but I don’t see either getting much use. If Winchester ever works it out, dove gray and confederate gray are both high on my list. As for the standard colors, I’m tempted by dark brown, but I have a lot of brown hats (just not any customs).

    You know, the longer I look at that purple.... :)


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  16. Hat and Rehat

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    Some of my reading of hat history suggests that's how its always been done.

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  17. Hat and Rehat

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    Who knew they wore hats that weren't white, black or grey from old movies?

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  18. Hat and Rehat

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    I just bought vintage ribbon, five ten yard rolls. I happen to have purple grosgrain.

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  19. Hat and Rehat

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    I think that's a very true statement. Even my developing eye spots the bow styling differences more in a monochrome than a contrasting scheme.

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  20. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey One Too Many

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    Brent, I've decided you need a light gray or dove gray with a wide light blue, blue smoke, or blue-gray ribbon. Just sayin' :)
     
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