Herbert Johnson for sale

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by jamespowers, Feb 25, 2005.

  1. fedoralover

    fedoralover Call Me a Cab

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    Ah don't count on it JP, one fan bought a brown one like that and repounced it himself. It turned out pretty good actually.

    fedoralover
     
  2. Mycroft

    Mycroft One Too Many

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    It reminds me of "pimp" hat.
     
  3. Retro Grouch

    Retro Grouch One of the Regulars

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    That hat needs a feather. A big one. :D

    Tom
     
  4. Michaelson

    Michaelson One Too Many

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    That's true. Once pounced, it made a heck of a fine finished felt fedora! Regards. Michaelson
     
  5. Dakota Ellison

    Dakota Ellison New in Town

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    Yep, that's the same model I pounced and made an Indy hat out of. That is a Poet, albeit the shaggy variety. I'd do it again, but only if it was already my size.
     
  6. Oh man! You guys are kidding right? :rolleyes:
    Someoen would actually put that much time into a pimp hat to make it look like an Indy hat. I think it would just be cheaper to go buy the Poet. :p Too much work.
    I suppose you could singe it quite easily but the pouncing could take weeks. :eek:

    Regards to all,

    J
     
  7. SHARPETOYS

    SHARPETOYS Call Me a Cab

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    Not for me.

    I agree sure looks like a Pimp hat to me.

    I have seen others like it at another hatters site. Bright hairy colors. If you don't like that finish he'll spends days and days pouncing it for you all by hand and even wear out a pair of his jeans from sanding.

    If you believe that BS i'm 10 feet tall. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Dakota Ellison

    Dakota Ellison New in Town

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    This the result of the one I bought. It is a little work. Somewhere out there are vintage shorthair Poets. Getting one like that would be a real find. Sounds like I'm talking about dachshunds.
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  9. Hmmm... Looks like a hat not a dachshund. :p
    You turned soemthing like the one I posted into that. :eek: Man you must be a magician or someone who has a lot of time on their hands. ;)
    How long did it take you? :cheers1:

    Regards to all,

    J
     
  10. Dakota Ellison

    Dakota Ellison New in Town

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    I worked on it a couple hours a night after work for about four days, I think. No magic, anyone could do it. I think Herbert Johnson commisioned these hats as part of the mod fashion movement in the late 60s, early 70s. Swinging London, Carnaby Street, and all that. Something Austin Powers might have worn with his paisley and stripes. They already had the Poet style, so they had a company in France supply them with the shaggy rabbit fur shells, and voila, the shag Poet. So far I've seen them in blue, purple, brown and the black that's for bid now. They sold for 75 guineas new, if I remember correctly. The dachshund reference was an attempt at humor. Sorry.
     

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