My Art Fawcett Panama - With Pride

Discussion in 'Hats' started by scotrace, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. Lincsong

    Lincsong I'll Lock Up

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    That is a hell of great looking hat. I like the blue ribbon, and the block is great. Very Classy. And you really do look like Robert Duval's consigliere.:D character.
     
  2. fedoralover

    fedoralover Call Me a Cab

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    Scotrace, NOW THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT! It looks great, I love the tie as well. Great job.

    regards, fedoralover
     
  3. Manny Tavares

    Manny Tavares Familiar Face

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    Fabulous looking hat. I really like that block. Plus, your glasses match your watch.lol
     
  4. Hemingway Jones

    Hemingway Jones I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    What an amazing hat, My Friend. It is great block and an awesome ribbon. Excellent hat.
     
  5. cookie

    cookie I'll Lock Up

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    Thats a good point you make Scotrace about too fine Finos.

    I have one and after a rainstorm the whole thing collapsed and will have to be reblocked. As well they don't hold up to even a strong breeze on the beach and I ended up going back to a run of the mill Hawaiian Hat Panama for AUD120 that works a treat.
     
  6. WEEGEE

    WEEGEE Practically Family

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    Please look into your heart..,

    scotrace,


    Whatever i did please look into your heart and don't let my hat blow into

    the wind.

    GREAT...Great Hat!!!
     
  7. RBH

    RBH Bartender

    Looking good Scot. Looks like you have a little reverce taper going on there!:eusa_clap
    What about the brim, is it turned down all the way around? It kinda looks that way from the photo. I have the brim on my soft white panama from Miller Brothers turned down that way. It just seems to look better, to me, that way.
     
  8. Mr. Rover

    Mr. Rover One Too Many

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    You look like Andy Garcia in that pose- you'll catch that pesky Danny Ocean!
     
  9. GOK

    GOK One Too Many

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    "Zee man from Del Monte - 'ee say yes!"

    lol
     
  10. RBH

    RBH Bartender

    Just a bump, so we dont forget what an artist Art is.
    Also we dont get to see Scot in a hat often.lol :D
     
  11. Mr. 'H'

    Mr. 'H' Call Me a Cab

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    I want one! Looks amazing.

    Where did the body come from Scotrace?
     
  12. Bogie

    Bogie One of the Regulars

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    Wowie!

    What a fantastic looking straw! I simply cannot expound upon how supreme that straw really is! :eusa_clap :eusa_clap
     
  13. scotrace

    scotrace Head Bartender Staff Member

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    It is a Panama Bob body. Best available for a sane price.
     
  14. art92101

    art92101 One of the Regulars

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    Art of Scotrace

    Very nice job, where did the hat blank come from?
     
  15. SHARPETOYS

    SHARPETOYS Call Me a Cab

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  16. Mr. Steve

    Mr. Steve New in Town

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    Very nice. Hope the sun shines soon.
     
  17. Shaul-Ike Cohen

    Shaul-Ike Cohen One Too Many

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    You seem to have the same problem with the hat as I have with a panama, too, namely that the opening for the head isn't oval enough, and so the brim gets wavy.

    If I may ask, did the blocker try to put that in order, or did you just not mind, or even like it that way?
     
  18. scotrace

    scotrace Head Bartender Staff Member

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    This Panama is made to precisely my own head shape after being fitted with a conformer gadget.

    Art did everything possible to stretch this hat out to its maximum oval, using the longest oval flange available. As I have learned from numerous hats that didn't work, my head is very hard to fit right.
    The only solution is for Art to make up a custom flange just for me - and we'll probably get that done at some point. Or perhaps go a size up, no matter what the tape and conformer say.
    I leave all such decisions in Art's capable hands.
     
  19. Hemingway Jones

    Hemingway Jones I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    The wavy brim is an element of style. Ones unique head shape is reflected in a brim. It looks dashing, a bit mysterious, and certainly classic.
     
  20. RBH

    RBH Bartender

    You said it HJ, along with a hand bash on a felt hat, it gives it that certain something that makes the hat your own!
     

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