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How Many Fedoras did you see today?

DJH

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Matt, that was me, when I was in NH. I think the only time I saw another person in a brimmed hat was when Alan was in the area on his vacation and we met up for a beer!

Different story here in Ft Worth, I see a ton of people in hats, usually westerns but others as well.

Today, I've seen hundreds since I strolled to Peters Brothers - they have a big inventory there, again mainly western, but they sell (and make) fedoras too. I had a nice chat about hats with Bradley, Joe Peter's grandson who was stitching the sweatband into a western hat. He showed me an Indy hat he had recently made - very nice.

He is going to be making me a black Open Road style (or Shady Oak style in PB speak) milan, which should be a super hat. He had a beautiful Montecristi Shady Oak hat which I'd love to own. At $1,800 that's not happening any time soon - with it being windy here a lot of the time, I could see me losing it on day one!

Coming out of the store, I came across 5 very nicely dressed guys, all wearing western hats - 3 silverbelly, 1 white, 1 brown. With my 2.5 inch brim on my VS Dualist, a serious case of brim envy :)
 

Cattus Petasatus

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DJH, I was on your side of town today at a church seminar. I should have stopped into P. Bros. I haven't been there in awhile.

How many fedoras did I see today? 1, in the mirror when I was washing my hands.
 

DJH

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It was a beautiful day to be out and about in the DFW area, Cattus. I wouldn't complain if this was as warm as it gets.
 
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Yesterday was a hot day with clouds and thunder around my locality here in eastern Massachusetts. In a short trip to our neighboring town, (Milton, hello MiamiB!!) I. spotted six (6) fedoras along the way! Mostly straws, and fully respectable brims. WooHA!
 

Bob Roberts

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Would have been glad to. Thought abt askin you but didn't want to interfere. I saw a Stetsonian in Tawny 7 and 3/8. Was that yours?

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moontheloon

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Would have been glad to. Thought abt askin you but didn't want to interfere. I saw a Stetsonian in Tawny 7 and 3/8. Was that yours?

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Mine is an excellent Strat in sage


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Lt.hats

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In Santa Fe today (at the old town plaza) , I saw three fur felt fedoras, more than ten straw Panama's , and numerous westerns in the space of three hours, plus countless "travelers/sun" hats. Santa Fe seems to be very hat friendly. Also, at the Buffalo Bill museum in Cody Wyoming on Monday, I must have seen over a dozen westerns, (of course this was in the firearms museum :) )


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Fed in a Fedora

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Mine and a young man stopped by wearing a Stetson Chatham. He seemed amazed when I correctly identified the maker and model of his hat. We had a good conversation of history of the local area, hats and the FL. Apparently, he is a member.

And then, I went to dinner and met yet another Lounge member. She was not wearing a fedora, but has an interest in early hats.

This is pretty surprising for central Mississippi.

Fed
 

Tiki Tom

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Starting to have real autumn weather. Saw a lot of newsboy caps, a tweed bucket hat, baseball caps (always), a hipster cloth stingy-brim, a couple of felt Austrian hats, and 2 fedoras + mine. I take the u-bahn to work, so I see hundreds of people coming and going, mornings and evenings.
 

foamy

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Since I became an everyday hat wearer, like most of you, I notice hats. Particularly fedoras. Over the course of the Summer, I noticed straws becoming more popular in the city (DC) as the season wore on. Now I'm starting to see more fedoras. Not many, perhaps one or two a day, but they are starting to become more frequent. Especially with younger wearers and I like this trend.

Over the weekend, I was volunteering at the Waterfowl Festival in my hometown. I was fairly amazed at the number of fedoras I saw being worn by young and old, male and female. Certainly the most I've seen on any single day since I've been paying attention. I saw a good six or eight fedoras and two or three times that many "outback" type hats and I've never seen a fedora or any other felt being worn in my town—ever. Unless it was me.

Of course, most folks were from out of town (the Waterfowl Festival is a big deal, if you're a hunter, outdoorsman or art lover) and (on a slightly down note) I didn't see one beret except my own. But, the amount and variety of hats I saw was very encouraging. Felt hats and flat caps of all descriptions. Perhaps classic head wear is making a modest comeback. I'm starting to take note.
 

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