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HOLY GRAIL? /What fedoras are you pining for?

RBH

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How did that quote go in Tombstone???? "I don't take no lip off no bartender neither!"..... :D
My Wanderer's cover the style close enough but I want the Real McCoy.....

I dont understand where this is coming from... but anyway... Mike Moore {Buckaroo Hatters}
is making me a new Beaver Brown felt color Playboy style that I think is ready now.
But it will be a few weeks before I can get over to pick it up.
Dont worry about anymore lip from me.
 

danofarlington

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I got one of my Holy Grails, a 7x clear beaver, on E Bay a couple of months ago. Now I have a Stetson 25, and a Stetson 7x Clear Beaver, and I'm about done with Open Road style for new purchases. Unless I see that light gray Stetson 7x clear beaver on E Bay again that was sold by Buler a couple of years ago in my size, I'm done with vintage Grails and from now on focus my attention on new hats.

...unless I see something compelling on E Bay.
 

bowlerman

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I would love to have the character George Valentin's white homburg from "The Artist." I don't know when or where I'd wear it, but I just adore the hat. I can't find any images on google. It's a bone/ivory/white homburg with a contrasting ribbon (black/brown/burgundy?) and center dent.
I should have bought the bone homburg while I visited D Bar J last summer even though the ribbon was more matching than contrasting, but it was way above my price range!

The best I can find: http://i.imgur.com/tkOpw.gif
 
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Rick Blaine

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Maybe not a holy grail, but rare & keenly sought A & F Safari

...before they began to sell teen togs & in the tradition of those whom once outfitted the likes of Earhart, Shackleton & Roosevelt, i.e. '88 or earlier.




Tagged as made in South Africa, almost certainly by Dorian. Far more difficult to find than the W & G for some reason. :D
 
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RBH

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I understand what you mean Rick... for years I was in search of a Banana Republic safari hat.
And in the last year was able to get one.

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jlee562

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I've basically acquired all the hats I really want, save for waiting on my Adventurebilt.

Now, I'd like to get a nice heather/misto Borso, or a really snazzy Homburg like Al's (Caxton maybe?). Though I wouldn't turn away a nice 7x CB either.
 

HamilcarBarca3

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I kept wanting a brown hat. I had my eyes set for a Borsalino but the price went up too much. Settled for a nice Knox for about 60 and I'm loving it.
 

Landman

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I'd love to find a pristine silverbelly Borsalino Alessandria from the 1940's or early 50's. I have one that has some minor moth tracking but the hat is still amazing. It is so lightweight and with the non-reeded sweatband I forget I'm wearing a hat.
 

T Jones

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I've been wanting an Indy ROTLA hat for sometime now. I also went through a phase of wanting Open Roads, (now I have too many ORs and too many in Silver Belly)! I don't think I'll ever be satisfied even if I did find the Holy Grail of hats....Although I have been wanting to start a nice little collection of pre-Resistol Bradford hats of late. I have two Bradfords and those hats are awesome, aside from being hard to come by these days. I'd put them up against their Stetson equivalents any day, anytime.
 

viclip

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I've been searching for a black cherry fedora or homburg but can't seem to find anything (other than offerings by some custom hatters). Needing a 7-5/8 or 7-3/4, I doubt I'll stumble across a vintage hat in that color that's wearable by me.
 
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