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Discussion in 'Hats' started by Matt Deckard, Jul 18, 2006.
Thanks, it was a lot of fun.
I tried a fancy asymmetrical bash on my wife's latest.....gave up and gave it a centre dent.
Sounds about right. I’m a meat and potatoes man myself.
^ Yep. Keep it simple and you can't go wrong.
Good life strategy. Works for me.
This is a fav crease of mine - tugboat in relaxed diamond. This VS in sage green takes to the tugboat easily due to the crown height and the vintage Stratoliner hat dimensions. It appears "ala natural" to this style crease to my eye.
I try to keep the horses off the pastel felts
Soft rolled diamond tugboat for a Stetson Open Road.
Cheers, Eric -
Here's a crease I decided on for an 1880s - 1902 campaign hat conversion I'm working on. The crease is loosely based on some pictures I saw of some campaign hats from the Spanish / American War. I modified this crease to my liking because the ones I saw in those pictures were a bit ugly. The creases were squeezed together and tapered up so bad that they looked like pyramids. Here's my version...
Ugly a$$ Campaign hat crease from the Spanish/American War that I'm loosely basing my conversion on...
I'm still working on it. My own modifications of the crease above...
I've got a star pattern figured out for venting and I'm searching the internet for some reproduction badges from the era. I may have a ribbon for it. I've got to figure out a brim shape for it too. There didn't seem to be a uniform mandate on how soldiers were supposed to wear their hats from that time. The creases and brim shapes varied from person to person, it seemed.
That is cool! I like your sophisticated crease as it is. I like your modifications of the hat based upon Spanish American hat pic you are envisioning. Now the star pattern vent is the ultimate touch to the felt. I will watch with curiosity to see the vent.
Mr.Jones you really have some skill with hat conversions! Cheers, Eric -
Thank you Eric! I really appreciate that!
TJ, Blockade Runner is the best source for quality. They should have the regimental & company letter, cords & etc you want. This is a link to their index page.
Excellent. Thanks HJ!
Here’s a fun one I saw online:
^ You can trust your car to the man who wears the star.
I watched the film noir classic Detour this afternoon. It’s a great classic movie with some wonderful classic fedoras. I snapped a couple of pictures of two of the characters hats and creases. Such different styles, and yet both fit each person very well. I really like how organic each crease looks.
Enjoy your evening.
In its prior incarnation, this Stetson had a diamond with a slightly domed center for the top of my melon.
While attempting to widen the humps at the top of the front crease (successfully), the formerly round dome, where the U is now, turned into this:
I'm not sure what to call it (heart crease? Mickey Mouse crease?), but I think it's pretty cool.
I vote for Mickey crease.