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Discussion in 'Hats' started by Hats Matter, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. Redfokker

    Redfokker

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    Welcome to the Fray Chas! You are going to fit right in here. You are among friends, we will appreciate your hats (post pictures!) even if the un-hatted masses don't.
     
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  2. Chasblount

    Chasblount New in Town

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    Thank you, sir, I appreciate the warm welcome
     
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  3. luigiqu

    luigiqu New in Town

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    Hi all, I'm living in Switzerland and the guy who doesn't leave the house without hat. I started wearing hats some 25 years ago and feel naked without hat. At the moment my wardrobe includes nearly 24 hats of different ages, for summer, winter, formal and leisure.

    In my experience, to choose the suitable hat is not so easy. It is the difference between elegance and foppish.

    I will overview the topics, I think I'll find a lot of useful tips and hints.
     
  4. hatsRme

    hatsRme I'll Lock Up

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    Welcome aboard, Luigiqu!
    There's always room for more of us here, sir.
    Now let's see what 25 years of affliction has done for you; bring on the hat photos!
     
  5. Redfokker

    Redfokker

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    Welcome to the Fray! You seem like our kind of guy. Now...photos!
     
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  6. 1967Cougar390

    1967Cougar390 One of the Regulars

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    Welcome to the FL it’s always great to have another new member that enjoys wearing hats.

    Steven
     
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  7. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    Welcome to TFL, Luigiqu.
     
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  8. RJR

    RJR

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    Welcome.
     
  9. Dutch Men

    Dutch Men New in Town

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    Welcome Luigiqu, enjoy of the site.
     
  10. Tukwila

    Tukwila Practically Family

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  11. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat Call Me a Cab

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    Welcome:
    Well alright!! 24 hats...you can hit it runnin!! Good go!
    Lookin forward to you sharing the wealth and your input. You ain’t no rookie! Ha
    Be well. Bowen
    Ps: i dig some foppish
     
  12. psklenar

    psklenar Familiar Face

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    Good afternoon! Interesting forum you folks have here!

    I've been losing weight (60+ lbs over the past year so far) and have started wearing hats again as my face has become less ... circular. :)

    Interestingly I found this site just as I decided to buy a summer weight/straw hat and it helped me settle on one ... but wandering through Delmonico's last weekend led to me walking out with two new hats, not just the one. My current collection in order of acquisition ...

    IMG_20180523_170929.jpg - a Hanna linen Irish cap from the 1990's.

    IMG_20180523_171017.jpg - a Stetson/L.L.Bean Moose River from 2010.

    IMG_20180524_163505.jpg - a Hanna wool Irish cap received from an elderly friends children after he passed away at 93yo. I'd always liked it and they gave it to me to remember him. There are pictures of him wearing it, or one just like it, from the 1980's.

    IMG_20180523_170857.jpg - a Stetson Stratoliner Special Edition Hemp. This is the one I went to New Haven to buy this past weekend. I'm glad I did because I measured my head at 60.5cm & the gentleman who helped me measured 60cm. Yet after trying on several hats, I ended up with a 7 3/8 (or 59cm) fitting the best! I'd have had to return it at least once if I had stuck with the mail order plan.

    IMG_20180523_170836.jpg & IMG_20180523_170818.jpg - this was the unplanned purchase. As I wandered the store I kept finding myself drawn to this hat. I ended up with a size 58 and it's a Mayser Imperia Panama. Apparently DelMonico only started carrying the brand earlier this year. With the open ventilation, I'm pretty sure this is going to be my favorite hat this summer as it gets hotter and more humid!

    It's nice to meet you all and I'm looking forward to learning much more before i start shopping for a new winter hat this fall. :)

    pat----
     

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  13. RJR

    RJR

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    Welcome.
     
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  14. hatsRme

    hatsRme I'll Lock Up

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    Welcome, Pat.
    Congrats on “pruning yourself back.” You deserve a new hat or two!
    I’ve been there, sir. Don’t be surprised if you drop a hat size or two, too!
     
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  15. hatsRme

    hatsRme I'll Lock Up

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    Hey, Pat!
    See post above.
     
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  16. Redfokker

    Redfokker

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    Welcome, never too soon to shop for a winter hat.
     
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  17. ThePhosterDad

    ThePhosterDad New in Town

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    Hello everyone. Just wanted to introduce myself to the board. It's really awesome to see so many aficianado's of hats. For the longest time, I've wanted a Stetson and just recently bought my first Stetson Open Road straw hat. I can't believe how many compliments I've gotten by me just casually just wearing it out and about. Needless to say I'm hooked. I've already ordered a Open Road Deluxe for the fall. I look forward to learning and seeing everyone's hats!

    stetson2.jpg
     
  18. moontheloon

    moontheloon I'll Lock Up

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    I don't post much ... but that hat looks fantastic on you

    had to say so
     
  19. Rogera

    Rogera My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Is that the shantung Open Road? I've been thinking about getting one. It looks good on you
     
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  20. ThePhosterDad

    ThePhosterDad New in Town

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    Thanks! It is. I got it on sale at Sheplers.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
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