Homburg Nation

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Garrett, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. MCrider

    MCrider A-List Customer

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    Finally got a Homburg for the more formal occasions. I'd been looking for some time and was just about to give up and buy a wool version when this Stetson came up for not much more. Not a fan of the feather on any of my hats, but on this one I think it's a requirement.

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  2. FedOregon

    FedOregon I'll Lock Up

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    Just four months ago, I thought I'd never post in this thread. "Derbies, Bowlers, and Homburgs aren't my thing," I thought. But the more I looked at hats, the more I started to appreciate all the different styles and colors.
    So I bought my first Homburg today, a sweet Cavanagh.
     
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  3. -30-

    -30- A-List Customer

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    It is never to late, to own a Homburg.

    Regards,
    J T
     
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  4. Kuki

    Kuki One of the Regulars

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    I love the tapered shape, working on a similar shape myself...


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  5. NewJack

    NewJack Practically Family

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    Homburg weakness continues...Recent acquisition: Dobbs in Navy blue...

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  6. Daniele Tanto

    Daniele Tanto My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Dobbs in navy blue is for me the Sunday gift!
    Really beautiful!
     
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  7. RJR

    RJR

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    Nice!
     
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  8. FedOregon

    FedOregon I'll Lock Up

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    This is the great Cavanagh that NewJack mailed to me. We learned after the sale that we're both here on the FL. Practically mint, this one, and at 7-3/8 LO it fits like a glove.

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  9. mayserwegener

    mayserwegener

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    NewJack, FedOregon, Fantastic Homburgs!
     
  10. Chepstow

    Chepstow I'll Lock Up

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  11. M Hatman

    M Hatman My Mail is Forwarded Here

    So all you Homburg guys, does this count? I am not really sure, for me it is...but i do not really know. It is a Churchill design, their "Cromwell" model, raw edge, NO binding. 2" ribbon. All hand creased, it is my first of this style hat. My wife likes it a lot!
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  12. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    Fantastic hat, it may be splitting hairs but .....I just had a custom made by Drexler, it is a Hommie styled but with the raw edge and pinches. The maker calls it a Lord's hat and he offers another slightly different model but only slightly and with the bound edge it is his Homburg. Whatever the title, I like 'em all.
     
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  13. Redfokker

    Redfokker

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    I've been searching the Lounge archives on this subject. It seems that the Lord's Hat/Homburg debate has been around for years. What I take from the descriptions is a Lord's Hat has similar dimensions, rolled brim etc. but does not feature the fancy binding on the brim. The look is very similar. I guess a little less "formal" as a Homburg. My new "Regents" hat from Mike at NW Hats will be more of a Lord's Hat. OAC Regents c1915 Flashy guy hat.jpg
     
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  14. FedOregon

    FedOregon I'll Lock Up

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    It's a great hat, no matter what you call it! :D
     
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  15. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    Yes, I have a Lord's hat from Drexler. It is really a Hommie without the binding. I chose a Natural coloured felt and that colour with no raw edge gives it a little less formal look. But dimensionally it is a match for any of the Hommies I have. The one aspect I really like is the dimensional brim, a little wider at the front and back than the sides.
     
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  16. mayserwegener

    mayserwegener

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    It has similar characteristics so most would consider it a Homburg. I always use a center crease with such hats.
     
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  17. Daniele Tanto

    Daniele Tanto My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Ragazzo di Belfast......Is it possible to have some pictures of Drexler hat?
    Thanks in advance:)
     
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  18. mayserwegener

    mayserwegener

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    The hat in the photo has brim binding. It looks like the wearer took the curl out of the front of the brim. Where is the photo from?

    What is interesting is the original Homburg that Edward VII brought back from Germany was considered a casual hat. Over time it became a formal hat (also changed some). As I have mentioned too many times Homburg (also Lord's Hat) is an Anglo - American term. Such Soft Felt Dress Hat styles came from Europe.
     
  19. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    I am not been able to master the craft of posting pics. From my computer the file is too large and I cannot get the Taptalk to work either. I continue to work on it but it is most frustrating. The Drexler hat is a wonderful piece of hat mastery....well worth the money.
     
  20. Redfokker

    Redfokker

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    The hat in the picture is from the Oregon State University Archives. The individual is one of the Regents of the College in 1915. He is quite a character, and he stood out in a group of stodgy banker types in black Bowlers and Homburgs. My current custom from Mike at NW Hats is based on this image. I agree this is not a true homburg or Lord's hat in the strict sense. It just has a "look" that has captured my eye. I want to be this guy! He actually was the Secretary of State for Oregon, and became Governor in 1919. His name is Ben W. Olcott.
     
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