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  1. Sexy Rexy

    Sexy Rexy Familiar Face

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  2. WonkyBloke

    WonkyBloke One of the Regulars

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    Hi folks. New to the forum, and just starting out with a few "budget" hats to discover what works for me both practically, and aesthetically. Currently have a couple of (obligatory?) baseball caps, two flat caps, one newsboy, a couple of wool felt hats (one trilby, one bowler) and a cotton trilby, and a couple of cotton/canvas wider brimmed hats. I might explore a couple of others first, before making the leap to fur felt.

    I'm quite aware of the limited lifespan these may well have, but if they tell me whether a pattern/style is for me or not by the time they're wrecked, they will have served their purpose. I'd rather make the initial style mistakes with these, and get it right when moving to fur felt or leather, etc. I'm a long haired male (elbow length hair), and as such not necessarily falling within conventional or classic styling parameters.

    Here's a selection of what I have so far.

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  3. DaveProc

    DaveProc My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Welcome!!
     
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  4. This is a great place if you like hats, and I hope you like your stay. Nothing wrong with your approach of refining style(s) before spending more.
    Lots of great information here!
     
  5. WonkyBloke

    WonkyBloke One of the Regulars

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    Thank you!
     
  6. WonkyBloke

    WonkyBloke One of the Regulars

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    Thank you! Yes, my personal approach (with many things), is get a cheap one first. If after a few years, it's barely used, then I got the wrong thing. If it was used a lot and is still going strong, it was a good choice, and the quality is good enough. And if it's totally worn out, then it's definitely for me, but an upgrade is needed.

    It may also be I find that I really like certain styles, but wish they were warmer/cooler, more water proof, lighter colours, stiffer/softer, etc. So, I don't expect to be spending "proper money" for some time yet, but keep sticking to the budget stuff and let natural selection guide me.
     
  7. Frunobulax

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    Welcome to the Lounge. You seem to have a plan, and I admire your budget-consciousness. A couple of points - if you're looking for advice on style, etc., some shots of you wearing your hats will help. Also, when/if you choose to get a fur felt of decent quality, you'll notice a big difference in that and the brimmed hats you are currently wearing. After you get your hands on a decent fur felt fedora, you'll likely be sold and never look back.
     
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  8. WonkyBloke

    WonkyBloke One of the Regulars

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    Thank you! I'm sure a fur felt or two is in my future, but it's too early to know which direction to go with that. Probably a trilby if forced to guess, rather than wider brimmed fedora. Not much idea beyond that yet though. So far, I like cotton and leather for wider brims.
     
  9. Upstate NY Cap Fan

    Upstate NY Cap Fan New in Town

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    Hello all! I just discovered this site and it seemed like a perfect place to enable my small but growing cap collection and to learn more about hats in general. I've seen some great info from a lot of knowledgeable folks so far. What a terrific resource.
     
  10. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    Welcome. While this is predominantly a fedora lover's site there are plenty of us who have caps in our collections. Diversity is a good thing!
     

  11. Welcome! There are a lot of folks here who will gladly help you spend your money. :)
    Look forward to seeing your caps and hats.
     
  12. Sexy Rexy

    Sexy Rexy Familiar Face

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    Love your grey cap and bowler! Welcome to the Fedora Lounge
     
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  13. Beren

    Beren New in Town

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    Greetings, everyone. My passion for fedoras began a year and a half ago when I visited a little shop in Quebec, BiBi & Cie, Chapelier, where I purchased my first good fedora--a Grand Beaver by Magill in midnight blue. That was just the beginning, it appears. My second purchase a few months later was a Stetson Stratoliner (also in blue), which has become my go-to lid. Since then, I have purchased a few more hats. I look forward to learning all about about fedoras from all of you!

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  14. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    Do you live in Quebec City? Beautiful city, my brother lives there.
     
  15. Beren

    Beren New in Town

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    We were visiting for the Christmas holiday. The old city was magical.
     
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  16. Snowman

    Snowman A-List Customer

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    Welcome! You are in the right place.
     
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  17. WonkyBloke

    WonkyBloke One of the Regulars

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    Welcome aboard!
     
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  18. K5MOW

    K5MOW Familiar Face

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    Welcome to the forum.

    Roger
     
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  19. StrawBunyan

    StrawBunyan New in Town

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    Hello all.
    Simple farmer here. 35 years old and bought my first real hat today ( not including the Dwight yokam hat I had when I was 2)

    Bought the Akubra Lawson in Heritage fawn.
    So far, so Good.
    Thank you for the add. I've be saying for years that society went down hill when we all took our hats off
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  20. K5MOW

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    Welcome to the forum.

    Roger
     
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