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Kane

One of the Regulars
Messages
120
Location
Southern California
Greeting from a new member. My name is Kane. I found this place from doing searches on the internet about hats. Every search on fedoras led to here. So, I’ve been hanging out reading for a while and I’m really impressed by the breadth of content. I’ve got a few hats; I also collect tobacco pipes, vintage saxophones, and I have a few old typewriters and fountain pens that I like to write with. I live just outside of Los Angeles in a 1928 Spanish Revival home that is badly in need of restoration. I think this will be a good place for me to be for some style immersion therapy as I work on my home and try to get out more. Glad to have found you and to be here!
Cheers!
 

Big Man

My Mail is Forwarded Here
Messages
3,774
Location
Nebo, NC
Greeting from a new member. My name is Kane. I found this place from doing searches on the internet about hats. Every search on fedoras led to here. So, I’ve been hanging out reading for a while and I’m really impressed by the breadth of content. I’ve got a few hats; I also collect tobacco pipes, vintage saxophones, and I have a few old typewriters and fountain pens that I like to write with. I live just outside of Los Angeles in a 1928 Spanish Revival home that is badly in need of restoration. I think this will be a good place for me to be for some style immersion therapy as I work on my home and try to get out more. Glad to have found you and to be here!
Cheers!


Welcome to the Fedora Lounge.
 

ThankfulGirl

New in Town
Messages
35
Location
Cornwall, UK
I'm back.... the artist formerly known as Kishtu but lost my login... demmit. I love the New Look but it doesn't love me, so I'm slowly readjusting my ambitions to the 40s look instead.
Author (17th century historical thrillers - no sales pitches from this quarter!) embroider-er, dressmaker, mother of cats, wife, and general multishirker. Looking forward to asking dumb questions about gloves. No photos. (Seriously - I have rosacea, and I am very self-conscious about my looks. Hence the desire to "dress up", I guess.)
Good to be back :-D
 

Big Man

My Mail is Forwarded Here
Messages
3,774
Location
Nebo, NC
I'm back.... the artist formerly known as Kishtu but lost my login... demmit. I love the New Look but it doesn't love me, so I'm slowly readjusting my ambitions to the 40s look instead.
Author (17th century historical thrillers - no sales pitches from this quarter!) embroider-er, dressmaker, mother of cats, wife, and general multishirker. Looking forward to asking dumb questions about gloves. No photos. (Seriously - I have rosacea, and I am very self-conscious about my looks. Hence the desire to "dress up", I guess.)
Good to be back :-D


Welcome back!
 

Flipped Lid

One of the Regulars
Messages
257
Location
The Heart of The Heartland
I’m not a new member, but I’ve been away for several years. I was reasonably active here for awhile, but life got too busy and I had to make valuable use of my time. Things have slowed down in the last few months, so I thought I might occasionally jump back into the fray. I see a few familiar names from years past and some that were quite active are no longer here. Greetings to everyone.
 

Big Man

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Messages
3,774
Location
Nebo, NC
I’m not a new member, but I’ve been away for several years. I was reasonably active here for awhile, but life got too busy and I had to make valuable use of my time. Things have slowed down in the last few months, so I thought I might occasionally jump back into the fray. I see a few familiar names from years past and some that were quite active are no longer here. Greetings to everyone.


Welcome back.
 

Peacoat

Bartender
Bartender
Messages
5,657
Location
South of Nashville
I’m not a new member, but I’ve been away for several years. I was reasonably active here for awhile, but life got too busy and I had to make valuable use of my time. Things have slowed down in the last few months, so I thought I might occasionally jump back into the fray. I see a few familiar names from years past and some that were quite active are no longer here. Greetings to everyone.
I have noticed the same thing, although I haven't left. Someone will bring up an old thread, and I will notice names who are no longer with us.

I joined in January, 2006, and many who were active then no longer post. I always wonder what happened to them.

Welcome back.
 

Hammerwoman

New in Town
Messages
3
I'm Gail, I'm new here. . . but I'm undeniably a vintage girl myself, no matter what I'm wearing. I love wool, cotton, custom leather, and old motorcycles- cafe racers, dirt-trackers, vintage race bikes. I'm a nurse, semi-retiring into massage therapy, knitter, gardener, ex-roller derby referee.
 

Big Man

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3,774
Location
Nebo, NC
I'm Gail, I'm new here. . . but I'm undeniably a vintage girl myself, no matter what I'm wearing. I love wool, cotton, custom leather, and old motorcycles- cafe racers, dirt-trackers, vintage race bikes. I'm a nurse, semi-retiring into massage therapy, knitter, gardener, ex-roller derby referee.


Welcome to the Fedora Lounge.
 
Messages
15,566
Location
New York City
I'm Gail, I'm new here. . . but I'm undeniably a vintage girl myself, no matter what I'm wearing. I love wool, cotton, custom leather, and old motorcycles- cafe racers, dirt-trackers, vintage race bikes. I'm a nurse, semi-retiring into massage therapy, knitter, gardener, ex-roller derby referee.

Welcome.
 

Woodtroll

One Too Many
Messages
1,004
Location
Mtns. of SW Virginia
I'm Gail, I'm new here. . . but I'm undeniably a vintage girl myself, no matter what I'm wearing. I love wool, cotton, custom leather, and old motorcycles- cafe racers, dirt-trackers, vintage race bikes. I'm a nurse, semi-retiring into massage therapy, knitter, gardener, ex-roller derby referee.

Welcome to the Lounge! Sounds like you're a very well-rounded person with diverse interests, just the type that seems to fit in well here!
 

der_ingenieur

New in Town
Messages
15
Location
Chicago IL
Greetings everyone. I am a new member and would like to give a brief introduction. My name is Kai and I'm located in the Chicago area. Originally from Germany, I've lived in the US for quite some time, going back to 1994. After a stint in Connecticut moved to Chicago and have been here ever since.
I've been a reader of this forum on occasion, but just recently signed up as a member. I learned about proper attire from a young age, was introduced to suits and ties, as well as sports clothes and practical gear - everything at the right time for the right occasion. I guess you could say that when I grew up, Germany was a little more oriented on tradition back then compared to today.
While funds always played an important role, I did not always spend a lot on clothes. However, for the right occasion (my own wedding for example) I knew that sometimes you need to spend more in order to get more. I had a suit made to measure for me at Ladage & Oelke in Hamburg/Germany, a variation on the "Stresemann" style as we called in in Germany. I still have the thing, and it still fits (more than 20 years later). I guess it paid off, and I'm still married ;-)
My interests as far as clothing and attire cover a relatively wide range. I have a good selection of Germany "Trachten" attire, from custom made Lederhosen to the proper shirts, vests, shoes and hat. I'm fortunate enough that there are some brands of off-the-rack suits which will fit me perfectly (from Wolfgang Joop in size 94, usually only available in Germany). Casual clothing suits me just as well, from jeans to woolen sweaters, polo shirts etc. So far I still buy a lot of my clothes in Germany, because I have difficulty finding the right size here stateside. I'm tall and slim, and over in Germany we have an entire system of sizes for folks like me. A size 94 (or 98 on occasion), I rarely find clothes in the states that truly fit.
The one thing I am still today a little unsure about are hats. I can say that I am fascinated by hats, I would like to wear hats, but that is an area I don't feel comfortable in because I was not brought up wearing a hat. Only recently did I start again to explore the subject, and there is a nice Mayser fedora hat sitting at home as my Christmas gift to myself. We'll see how much success I will have with that thing. Sizing is a bit of an issue there, as well. I'm a 60 or 60.5, long oval, which means a lot of hats are either too tight front and back, or are too loose and wide on the sides. I have not worn a hat long enough over weeks and months to see if the hat will eventually adapt to my misshapen head. I wonder if I could use the hot steam process, which is use on occasion to widen a slightly undersized shoe or boot.

Anyways, I apologize for the long introduction, but I think I like this forum and hopefully get to participate over time.

Have a great weekend!
 

Big Man

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Messages
3,774
Location
Nebo, NC
Greetings everyone. I am a new member and would like to give a brief introduction. My name is Kai and I'm located in the Chicago area. Originally from Germany, I've lived in the US for quite some time, going back to 1994. After a stint in Connecticut moved to Chicago and have been here ever since.
I've been a reader of this forum on occasion, but just recently signed up as a member. I learned about proper attire from a young age, was introduced to suits and ties, as well as sports clothes and practical gear - everything at the right time for the right occasion. I guess you could say that when I grew up, Germany was a little more oriented on tradition back then compared to today.
While funds always played an important role, I did not always spend a lot on clothes. However, for the right occasion (my own wedding for example) I knew that sometimes you need to spend more in order to get more. I had a suit made to measure for me at Ladage & Oelke in Hamburg/Germany, a variation on the "Stresemann" style as we called in in Germany. I still have the thing, and it still fits (more than 20 years later). I guess it paid off, and I'm still married ;-)
My interests as far as clothing and attire cover a relatively wide range. I have a good selection of Germany "Trachten" attire, from custom made Lederhosen to the proper shirts, vests, shoes and hat. I'm fortunate enough that there are some brands of off-the-rack suits which will fit me perfectly (from Wolfgang Joop in size 94, usually only available in Germany). Casual clothing suits me just as well, from jeans to woolen sweaters, polo shirts etc. So far I still buy a lot of my clothes in Germany, because I have difficulty finding the right size here stateside. I'm tall and slim, and over in Germany we have an entire system of sizes for folks like me. A size 94 (or 98 on occasion), I rarely find clothes in the states that truly fit.
The one thing I am still today a little unsure about are hats. I can say that I am fascinated by hats, I would like to wear hats, but that is an area I don't feel comfortable in because I was not brought up wearing a hat. Only recently did I start again to explore the subject, and there is a nice Mayser fedora hat sitting at home as my Christmas gift to myself. We'll see how much success I will have with that thing. Sizing is a bit of an issue there, as well. I'm a 60 or 60.5, long oval, which means a lot of hats are either too tight front and back, or are too loose and wide on the sides. I have not worn a hat long enough over weeks and months to see if the hat will eventually adapt to my misshapen head. I wonder if I could use the hot steam process, which is use on occasion to widen a slightly undersized shoe or boot.

Anyways, I apologize for the long introduction, but I think I like this forum and hopefully get to participate over time.

Have a great weekend!


Welcome to the Fedora Lounge.
 

00snackie00

New in Town
Messages
2
Location
Denmark
Hello, and first of, thank you to whomever helped me with my account! ^_^
I’m Charlotte, but online I’m pretty much always “snackie”. I used to be pretty active on forums about lo(oo)ng hair, since I was growing my own hair long. But then I came across the lovely LisaFreemontStreet, and binged all her videos, something clicked in my head, and that day I decided to lop off my almost thigh length hair (my goal was knee), so I could start with vintage hair dressing (oh, and go pink!). Now, about 3 years later, I couldn’t be happier with my decision. But it made everything else fall into place. I’ve always had a deep love for all vintage and history related, I just didn’t know to what extend. Now I’m slowly working on getting my wardrobe to where I want it. I do already have a decent collection of vintage hats and jewelry, and the rest will come in time. ^___^
I’m looking forward to getting to know everybody!

- Snackie
 

Big Man

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Messages
3,774
Location
Nebo, NC
Hello, and first of, thank you to whomever helped me with my account! ^_^
I’m Charlotte, but online I’m pretty much always “snackie”. I used to be pretty active on forums about lo(oo)ng hair, since I was growing my own hair long. But then I came across the lovely LisaFreemontStreet, and binged all her videos, something clicked in my head, and that day I decided to lop off my almost thigh length hair (my goal was knee), so I could start with vintage hair dressing (oh, and go pink!). Now, about 3 years later, I couldn’t be happier with my decision. But it made everything else fall into place. I’ve always had a deep love for all vintage and history related, I just didn’t know to what extend. Now I’m slowly working on getting my wardrobe to where I want it. I do already have a decent collection of vintage hats and jewelry, and the rest will come in time. ^___^
I’m looking forward to getting to know everybody!

- Snackie


Welcome to the Fedora Lounge.
 

SlyGI

New in Town
Messages
27
I'm back.... the artist formerly known as Kishtu but lost my login... demmit. I love the New Look but it doesn't love me, so I'm slowly readjusting my ambitions to the 40s look instead.
Author (17th century historical thrillers - no sales pitches from this quarter!) embroider-er, dressmaker, mother of cats, wife, and general multishirker. Looking forward to asking dumb questions about gloves. No photos. (Seriously - I have rosacea, and I am very self-conscious about my looks. Hence the desire to "dress up", I guess.)
Good to be back :-D

Welcome back! I was an old member who was fairly active about 6 to 10 years ago on this site. I'be been lurking a lot but I think I'll start to post more. My old site name was SlyGi, and I changed it a few time over the years. But when I got back on the board, no body had taken the name so I grabbed it again.

And, no, I'm not a Gastroenterologist. LOL. Sly comes from me shaving my head, and GI comes from me being army (ex-army now).
 

Vintage Missus

New in Town
Messages
1
Location
Fort Smith, AR
Hello, everyone!

I'm brand new here, and pretty new to the "vintage lifestyle" I'm going for in general. I'm also pretty shy about joining new communities, so I'll probably mostly tip-toe around here for a while. (I'm far too afraid of sounding silly.) I've been fascinated by the early/mid 20th century as far back as I can remember. I don't really know where the fixation came from, but I've only recently decided to really dive into it. And I do mean dive into it -- I plan on replacing my wardrobe and shaping my entire home decor to fit my favorite decade: the 1940s.

It seems like such a drastic change from my lifestyle up until this point, which has always been pretty casual, but it's something that's been stewing beneath the surface for years now. The few baby steps I've taken in this direction feel so right, and have really given me a new quality of life, so I think I'm just going to enjoy it and not get caught up in how strange it might seem to others.

Aside from all that, I'm currently a homemaker, wife, and cat mom. I plan on learning to sew soon so I don't have to spend so much money on the clothes I'd like to have -- and also make my wife clothes that fit her properly, since she's so short! In my free time, I like to study foreign languages, research fashion history/general history, write a little here and there, and I want to become a better cook. I used to play video games fairly often, but not so much anymore. My two addictions are Diet Coke and online window shopping. :oops:

Gosh, okay, that's quite enough, I think. See you all around! I can't wait to explore the forums more.
 

Big Man

My Mail is Forwarded Here
Messages
3,774
Location
Nebo, NC
Hello, everyone!

I'm brand new here, and pretty new to the "vintage lifestyle" I'm going for in general. I'm also pretty shy about joining new communities, so I'll probably mostly tip-toe around here for a while. (I'm far too afraid of sounding silly.) I've been fascinated by the early/mid 20th century as far back as I can remember. I don't really know where the fixation came from, but I've only recently decided to really dive into it. And I do mean dive into it -- I plan on replacing my wardrobe and shaping my entire home decor to fit my favorite decade: the 1940s.

It seems like such a drastic change from my lifestyle up until this point, which has always been pretty casual, but it's something that's been stewing beneath the surface for years now. The few baby steps I've taken in this direction feel so right, and have really given me a new quality of life, so I think I'm just going to enjoy it and not get caught up in how strange it might seem to others.

Aside from all that, I'm currently a homemaker, wife, and cat mom. I plan on learning to sew soon so I don't have to spend so much money on the clothes I'd like to have -- and also make my wife clothes that fit her properly, since she's so short! In my free time, I like to study foreign languages, research fashion history/general history, write a little here and there, and I want to become a better cook. I used to play video games fairly often, but not so much anymore. My two addictions are Diet Coke and online window shopping. :oops:

Gosh, okay, that's quite enough, I think. See you all around! I can't wait to explore the forums more.


Welcome to the Fedora Lounge. I'm sure you will find a lot of helpful information here, as well as a lot of really helpful people.
 
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