Mike Hammer's hat.

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Paladin111, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. Paladin111

    Paladin111 New in Town

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    I was wondering if anybody knows what fedora Stacy Keach wore in the Mike Hammer tv series?

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  2. T Jones

    T Jones I'll Lock Up

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    It's hard to tell. A lot of the hats on TV and in the movies are custom made. I remember that series though. Can't tell if it was custom made for the series or if it was an actual hat brand. It could easily be replicated by a hatter, and there's plenty here on the Lounge.
     
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  3. Blackthorn

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    It could be one of many makes, but it looks a lot like my Akubra Stylemaster.
     
  4. emigran

    emigran Practically Family

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    He was a pretty tough hombre...
     
  5. kaosharper1

    kaosharper1 One Too Many

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    There was one episode where his hat caught fire so he needed a new hat, but he just couldn't get it to work. So he throws it on the ground and a car runs over it. Then it's ok and he wears it.
     
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  6. Paladin111

    Paladin111 New in Town

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    Thanks guys. I agree it does look like an Akubra Stylemaster.
    I remember that episode with the new hat!
    I loved this show, and the books even more. It's a shame you can't find the 80's version of the show anywhere. I liked the version from the 90's too, but the one from the 80's was the best.
     
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  7. Fed in a Fedora

    Fed in a Fedora Practically Family

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    I always thought it was a Stetson Downs, but now I notice the brim edge does look like a Stylemaster. Nice to know.
     
  8. RBH

    RBH Bartender

    There are a few episodes on YouTube.
     
  9. Samuel

    Samuel Practically Family

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    its on Amazon Prime now all episodes. I was curious about his hat, it looks just like my Steston Slve-Edge
     
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  10. RJR

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    Its certainly close to a Selv-Edge.
     
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  11. Samuel

    Samuel Practically Family

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    That's what I was thinking
     
  12. WildBill203

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    Where to a good Fedora in brown with 3.0" brim so it will work from Indiana Jones to Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart? Noir films and I want a Casablanca clone coat for a 6.4 , 270lb man.
     
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  13. Off the top of my head, and without a long wait:

    Northwest Hats
    Gannon.

    Cheaper, but nowhere near as nice:

    Agnoulita.

    if you can accept a bit more brim then the Akubra Bushman is a nice production hat. You get a lot of hat for $140. If you like the thin ribbon look it’s hard to beat:

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    https://www.davidmorgan.com/shop/product/81/bushman-hat-open-crown/
     
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  14. T Jones

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    I'm a fan of noir films, myself. They're the inspiration for a lot of the hats that I convert.... there's a lot of awesome hats in those films.

    One of my conversions. Gray Resistol Stagecoach...
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    4X Stetson Longhair Western that I converted last year. The 1 5/8 black ribbon and bow came off a vintage hat...
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    What's your favorite film noir movie? For me, "Murder My Sweet" with Dick Powell, (1945) and "Out of the Past" with Robert Mitchum, (1947).
     
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  15. Fourman110

    Fourman110 One of the Regulars

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    Nice upgrades!!
     
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  16. T Jones

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    Thank you buddy!
     
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  17. 1961MJS

    1961MJS My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Hi

    Depending on your size, you may need to go to a cowboy weight hat, getting a 6 inch open crown and 3 inch brim in a dress felt ain't possible if I remember right. I asked Art Fawcett what the largest brim I could get with a 5.75 inch open crown was and he stated 2.75, 3 inches if it's a pastel. PERSONALLY I'd use a Western body, I don't mine the stiffness.
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  18. It all depends on the hat body. I have Winchester sourced dress weight fedoras in size 7 3/4 with a 3” brim and 6” crown, but most hat bodies are a bit too small for this. Of course, hat size makes a lot of difference to: it’s easier to get a large brim from a hat blocked to 6 3/4 and much harder if blocked to 7 3/4.

    You can also go with FEPSA felt; Mikael at Hufvud said he could give me a 4” brim with a 6” crown in dress weight beaver!
     
  19. 1961MJS

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    I have an idea that you're right if Mikael does it, or Art does it, but not it just anybody does it. I think that some people do Western hat bodies so that they don't accidentally waste a beaver dress body trying to stretch it.
    Later
     
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  20. I have a similar hat being made by Gannon right now. He had to go through several hat bodies to find one large enough.

    Aside from a custom, someone can buy a donor western hat and have it cut down and restyled into a fedora. This is a 3X Resistol that VS made into a fedora for me:

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    The brim is just over 3” and all told with the donor hat and the work by VS I’m into it for less than $200. The felt is western weight, but it’s much mellower and softer than new Winchester western felt. Just an idea @WildBill203
     

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