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GHT

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I quite enjoy reading the adventures of you and the missus. I hope all goes well with whatever is ailing her at the moment.
You find those Guinness hat photos and I will keep you and others posted of her progress. It is a concern of course but having the threat, or risk of thrombosis ruled out, has lifted our spirits. We shall see what the x-ray shows and go from there.
 

Cepice

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@Rmccamey I have to say, you look wonderful in a bowler. Your side profile, you look like you and that hat were made for each other.

@GHT Reading your posts across the Lounge, your wife sounds like a charming woman and delightful companion. I wish her a speedy recovery and you both good health.
 

Rmccamey

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@Rmccamey I have to say, you look wonderful in a bowler. Your side profile, you look like you and that hat were made for each other.

@GHT Reading your posts across the Lounge, your wife sounds like a charming woman and delightful companion. I wish her a speedy recovery and you both good health.

Thank you, sir. Bowlers are indeed a favorite of mine.
 

Rmccamey

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Wearing a dark Royal Stetson homburg today, a woman at the hardware store mentioned that I looked "very dapper today".
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belfastboy

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My wife and I travelled to Seattle for a 3 day stay just to get out of the house. We saw only one other hat wearer on the streets but I have never received so many positive comments from folks that passed us on the sidewalk. "Great hat, man!" - "luv your hats" - "Great hat, where did you buy it?" were the orders of the day. Twice it opened up conversations. One fellow gave us a guided tour of the Pike Place Market showing us all his favourite food spots.
 

GHT

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Wearing a dark Royal Stetson homburg today, a woman at the hardware store mentioned that I looked "very dapper today".
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That is really a magnificent Homburg, The colour compliments the hat to great effect.

Just an update on Tina. Her problem is arthritis, probably hereditary, painful none the less. She will be having a course of osteopathy to see if that can help:

An osteopath will release muscle tension around the affected joint, improve the range of movement and encourage better joint health by promoting blood and lymph flow to and from the area. This will reduce pain and inflammation whilst also increasing flexibility.

Yesterday I joined the scrummage known as: "Christmas shopping." Every year I buy Tina her favourite fragrances and a few surprise gifts too. I can't give too much away because I know that she will probably be reading this, won't you dear?

My hat got some great remarks but the shoes that I wore, got just as many. The best being a tease: "Will those shoes ever come back into fashion?" A young fellow teased. "Would you wear them?" I replied. "Oh yes," he said, "and if I could find a similar hat, I would wear that too." "Google fedora," I suggested. His lady scribbled it down.

Mentioning Tina earlier, she thought that the hat and blazer stripes were a colour match, I agree, I rather like it and judging by yesterday's comments, so do others.
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Rmccamey

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Looking dapper yourself, sir. Your coordinated outfits are always a pleasure to see. I hope Tina can find some relief as well. I have only the occasional, mild arthritis and it is no fun.

That is really a magnificent Homburg, The colour compliments the hat to great effect.

Just an update on Tina. Her problem is arthritis, probably hereditary, painful none the less. She will be having a course of osteopathy to see if that can help:

An osteopath will release muscle tension around the affected joint, improve the range of movement and encourage better joint health by promoting blood and lymph flow to and from the area. This will reduce pain and inflammation whilst also increasing flexibility.

Yesterday I joined the scrummage known as: "Christmas shopping." Every year I buy Tina her favourite fragrances and a few surprise gifts too. I can't give too much away because I know that she will probably be reading this, won't you dear?

My hat got some great remarks but the shoes that I wore, got just as many. The best being a tease: "Will those shoes ever come back into fashion?" A young fellow teased. "Would you wear them?" I replied. "Oh yes," he said, "and if I could find a similar hat, I would wear that too." "Google fedora," I suggested. His lady scribbled it down.

Mentioning Tina earlier, she thought that the hat and blazer stripes were a colour match, I agree, I rather like it and judging by yesterday's comments, so do others.
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Edward

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That is really a magnificent Homburg, The colour compliments the hat to great effect.

Just an update on Tina. Her problem is arthritis, probably hereditary, painful none the less. She will be having a course of osteopathy to see if that can help:

An osteopath will release muscle tension around the affected joint, improve the range of movement and encourage better joint health by promoting blood and lymph flow to and from the area. This will reduce pain and inflammation whilst also increasing flexibility.

Yesterday I joined the scrummage known as: "Christmas shopping." Every year I buy Tina her favourite fragrances and a few surprise gifts too. I can't give too much away because I know that she will probably be reading this, won't you dear?

My hat got some great remarks but the shoes that I wore, got just as many. The best being a tease: "Will those shoes ever come back into fashion?" A young fellow teased. "Would you wear them?" I replied. "Oh yes," he said, "and if I could find a similar hat, I would wear that too." "Google fedora," I suggested. His lady scribbled it down.

Mentioning Tina earlier, she thought that the hat and blazer stripes were a colour match, I agree, I rather like it and judging by yesterday's comments, so do others.
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Colin Johnson shoes? I picked up a pair of his penny loafers a few years ago on your endorsement, and have been very well pleased with them.
 

M Brown

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A couple of weeks back a guy called out to me across the parking lot at the grocery store, "That's a good looking hat!"

I called back, "Thanks! It's a Stetson !".

That day I was wearing my Natural , Royal Deluxe Open Road, brims down. If I could only keep on hat, that would be the one.
 

ILB Frank

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This past weekend, I was checking out at Aldi (wearing my Major Moore Buckaroo western) and the young man said, "I really like your hat, but I don't think I'd have the confidence to wear it." I told him, "It's easier than you'd think. But then again, at my age, I don't care what others think about it."
 

GHT

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This past weekend, I was checking out at Aldi (wearing my Major Moore Buckaroo western) and the young man said, "I really like your hat, but I don't think I'd have the confidence to wear it." I told him, "It's easier than you'd think. But then again, at my age, I don't care what others think about it."
You are right about age, when you have been around the block a few times you don't even think about what others might say, let alone care.

Age though, can have it's drawbacks, I really must get a hearing test done. My neighbour told me that I wear my hat with aplomb. I smiled and thanked him, but I didn't realise that he said aplomb, not until he complimented the shoes too. Then the penny dropped as they say. Good job I just smiled and said thank you. What a fool I would have been thinking my neighbour said, that I wear my hat with a plum.
 

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