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M.C. Gannon Hat Company

Woodtroll

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hambone71

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That really turned out nice. Congratulations!
What a hat! Congrats to you and Michael.
Thanks guys! I'm really pleased with this one. But I've been well pleased with all 3 of my Gannons. I will say that the batch of felt bodies this one was made from is significantly stiffer than my previous Gannons, most notably in the brim. Michael confirmed this as well.
 

Woodtroll

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Thanks guys! I'm really pleased with this one. But I've been well pleased with all 3 of my Gannons. I will say that the batch of felt bodies this one was made from is significantly stiffer than my previous Gannons, most notably in the brim. Michael confirmed this as well.

I know some folks like their hats to be very soft, but I've had a couple over the years that were too soft to hold a consistent shape. That drove me crazy because I usually have specific ideas for each hat. So SOME stiffness is not a bad thing, in my opinion.
 

Mighty44

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My latest Gannon. Inspired by the Wanderer model. Steel dress weight beaver, charcoal mid ribbon, cream liner, and burgundy sweat. 5 1/2” open crown, 2 5/8” BEB. Merry Christmas to me!
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Beautiful—I have one almost identical!
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hambone71

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I know some folks like their hats to be very soft, but I've had a couple over the years that were too soft to hold a consistent shape. That drove me crazy because I usually have specific ideas for each hat. So SOME stiffness is not a bad thing, in my opinion.
Oh, I'm more than pleased with this one. I didn't use steam, but spritzed it with some distilled water and it has held it's shape beautifully. I agree, the amount of stiffness in this one is not a bad thing at all.
 

Rmccamey

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I talked with Michael about a no-frills working hat; something that would make a statement but not be too big a hat and also something that would not so easily show dust and dirt. An every day, grab-and-go hat that resides on the hook by the back door, not in some box in the back room. I found a pattern for a short brimmed thin ribbon and Michael did the rest using a beaver felt in Pecan. This one is 5 1/2 open and I added a center crease with a 1 inch rake, back to front. Like most Pecan felts, I suspect, depending on the light, the color photographs grey/green to grey/brown.

This hat is classic Gannon with a silky smooth finish. As much as I love Michael's oh-so-soft dress hats, I had him add a bit more stiffness to this one for a little more heft and body I need in an everyday hat.

Another great Gannon, indeed!

Good Golly I Got another Great Gannon!


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hambone71

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I talked with Michael about a no-frills working hat; something that would make a statement but not be too big a hat and also something that would not so easily show dust and dirt. An every day, grab-and-go hat that resides on the hook by the back door, not in some box in the back room. I found a pattern for a short brimmed thin ribbon and Michael did the rest using a beaver felt in Pecan. This one is 5 1/2 open and I added a center crease with a 1 inch rake, back to front. Like most Pecan felts, I suspect, depending on the light, the color photographs grey/green to grey/brown.

This hat is classic Gannon with a silky smooth finish. As much as I love Michael's oh-so-soft dress hats, I had him add a bit more stiffness to this one for a little more heft and body I need in an everyday hat.

Another great Gannon, indeed!

Good Golly I Got another Great Gannon!


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Another work of art! Looks like a hat I'd see on Gunsmoke. I'm a fan of that hat!
 

Woodtroll

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I talked with Michael about a no-frills working hat; something that would make a statement but not be too big a hat and also something that would not so easily show dust and dirt. An every day, grab-and-go hat that resides on the hook by the back door, not in some box in the back room. I found a pattern for a short brimmed thin ribbon and Michael did the rest using a beaver felt in Pecan. This one is 5 1/2 open and I added a center crease with a 1 inch rake, back to front. Like most Pecan felts, I suspect, depending on the light, the color photographs grey/green to grey/brown.

This hat is classic Gannon with a silky smooth finish. As much as I love Michael's oh-so-soft dress hats, I had him add a bit more stiffness to this one for a little more heft and body I need in an everyday hat.

Another great Gannon, indeed!

Good Golly I Got another Great Gannon!


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That's a good-lookin' Western Gannon, Randy. Congratulations!
 

The Lost Cowboy

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I talked with Michael about a no-frills working hat; something that would make a statement but not be too big a hat and also something that would not so easily show dust and dirt. An every day, grab-and-go hat that resides on the hook by the back door, not in some box in the back room. I found a pattern for a short brimmed thin ribbon and Michael did the rest using a beaver felt in Pecan. This one is 5 1/2 open and I added a center crease with a 1 inch rake, back to front. Like most Pecan felts, I suspect, depending on the light, the color photographs grey/green to grey/brown.

This hat is classic Gannon with a silky smooth finish. As much as I love Michael's oh-so-soft dress hats, I had him add a bit more stiffness to this one for a little more heft and body I need in an everyday hat.

Another great Gannon, indeed!

Good Golly I Got another Great Gannon!


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A very handsome, no frills hat that seems to suit you well Randy. I hope you gets lots of great use out of it!
 
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This is part of a message I received from Michael yesterday:

“…. I am not sure how much business I am going to be doing going forward. I am not able to get hat bodies from Winchester anymore and I have not found an alternative source.”

Michael is trying to stock more FEPSA felt in beaver and rabbit (he has a few in stock), along with western weight beaver from Millinery Warehouse. I know it’s coming up to 1 ½ years since Michael ordered a special felt from Winchester to me and there is currently no expectation that it will ever be filled. The non-Winchester felt is more expensive and I think we can reasonably expect his prices to go up some. I think that’s more than fair.

He does still have some Winchester felt on hand as well as a few FEPSA bodies. I’m going to try my first FEPSA rabbit Gannon and I’m going to see if I can get a wafer brim edge.
 

hambone71

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This is part of a message I received from Michael yesterday:

“…. I am not sure how much business I am going to be doing going forward. I am not able to get hat bodies from Winchester anymore and I have not found an alternative source.”

Michael is trying to stock more FEPSA felt in beaver and rabbit (he has a few in stock), along with western weight beaver from Millinery Warehouse. I know it’s coming up to 1 ½ years since Michael ordered a special felt from Winchester to me and there is currently no expectation that it will ever be filled. The non-Winchester felt is more expensive and I think we can reasonably expect his prices to go up some. I think that’s more than fair.

He does still have some Winchester felt on hand as well as a few FEPSA bodies. I’m going to try my first FEPSA rabbit Gannon and I’m going to see if I can get a wafer brim edge.
Good info, Brent. Thanks for sharing!
 

Mighty44

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This is part of a message I received from Michael yesterday:

“…. I am not sure how much business I am going to be doing going forward. I am not able to get hat bodies from Winchester anymore and I have not found an alternative source.”

Michael is trying to stock more FEPSA felt in beaver and rabbit (he has a few in stock), along with western weight beaver from Millinery Warehouse. I know it’s coming up to 1 ½ years since Michael ordered a special felt from Winchester to me and there is currently no expectation that it will ever be filled. The non-Winchester felt is more expensive and I think we can reasonably expect his prices to go up some. I think that’s more than fair.

He does still have some Winchester felt on hand as well as a few FEPSA bodies. I’m going to try my first FEPSA rabbit Gannon and I’m going to see if I can get a wafer brim edge.
Sorry to hear this, Brent. Do you know what the issue is with Winchester?
 

Rmccamey

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You are not making me happy, Brent. Just so you know!


Michael is a great guy and a great milliner I hope things work out.

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This is part of a message I received from Michael yesterday:

“…. I am not sure how much business I am going to be doing going forward. I am not able to get hat bodies from Winchester anymore and I have not found an alternative source.”

Michael is trying to stock more FEPSA felt in beaver and rabbit (he has a few in stock), along with western weight beaver from Millinery Warehouse. I know it’s coming up to 1 ½ years since Michael ordered a special felt from Winchester to me and there is currently no expectation that it will ever be filled. The non-Winchester felt is more expensive and I think we can reasonably expect his prices to go up some. I think that’s more than fair.

He does still have some Winchester felt on hand as well as a few FEPSA bodies. I’m going to try my first FEPSA rabbit Gannon and I’m going to see if I can get a wafer brim edge.
 

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