Help With Custom Hat Order

Discussion in 'Hats' started by jcmjrt, May 29, 2011.

  1. Just A Hat Rack

    Just A Hat Rack Practically Family

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    I would have to agree. If you are looking for a nice contrasting color, dark brown would fit nicely. I would definitely get some pics of different options though so you know you like what you're getting.
     
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  2. Personally, I think black would contrast too much. David should have a good selection of ribbon and matching d ask for his opinion.

    Here’s a pecan fedora that Another hatter made me:

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  3. 1967Cougar390

    1967Cougar390 Practically Family

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    I agree with the other posts, black isn’t the best color. When I received my Stratoliner it had a black thin ribbon. I ordered a walnut and every picture I had ever seen had a matching ribbon. I really should have sent the hat back, but I decide to keep it. It grew on me, but definitely not my favorite combination.

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    Good luck with your choice.
    Steven
     
  4. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    my brown Stetsonian came with a generic black ribbon and it looked horrid....criminal on such a nice hat...shoddy shoddy work.
     
  5. David Hill

    David Hill New in Town

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    His lead time is about 6 to 8 months now.
     
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  6. David Hill

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    I really appreciate the feedback! I do agree now that the black ribbon won't be a good choice. I will see what he recommends with another color.
     
  7. David Hill

    David Hill New in Town

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    David Gibson suggested the ribbons on this picture with my hat. Can I get others opinions on these colors? The bottom ribbon is metal, next is serpent and then pecan. The pecan color ribbon is a different shade that the pecan hat. I am leaning to the serpent ribbon.
     

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  8. jlee562

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    The lighter pecan ribbon speaks to me. I do tend to like a ribbon that has some bit of contrast.
     
  9. belfastboy

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    I have a strong fondness for tone on tone so I like the look of the Serpent.
     
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  10. I think this should be between you and your hatter. :)

    Trust your leanings or defer to the artist.

    You are just going to get three different answers from us Loungers.
     
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  11. The good thing is there isn’t a wrong choice among those three. The only ribbon colors I’ve regretted have been when I specified a color rather than trusting the hatter. Good luck.
     
  12. Scooterz

    Scooterz Practically Family

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    Older Pecan VS with maybe a silver or grey ribbon, it may be just like the metal ribbon in your picture. I like the red stripe on the bow keeper. I would love to copy this hat, and probably will someday, it could be from almost any decade. You could have walked onto a movie set in the 40's and it would fit right in. Its not mine, not sure whose it is/was. If David Gibson is making ribbons like Art did then you could have some accent or contrast in the bow. I would have a hard time choosing the ribbon for your hat between those three. Maybe serpent ribbon and the pecan or metal for the bow keeper or an accent stripe? They would all look good though.
     
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  13. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    or maybe even 4!
     
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  14. 1961MJS

    1961MJS My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Hi, My only tone on tone hats are black. I like both of the other ribbons on your hat, but go with what you think looks good on you.
    Later
     

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