New Optimo Tobacco

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Matt Deckard, Mar 13, 2004.

  1. Matt Deckard

    Matt Deckard Man of Action

    Here are some pics of my new Otpimo Tobacco with bound edge atop Optimo box.

    I will take some pics of it on my head tomorrow.

    crown 6"
    Brim 2 3/4"

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  2. Kentucky Blues

    Kentucky Blues A-List Customer

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    I like it very much, but I don't like the bound edge that much. I like a bound edge, but I think that it's a bit wide on this one. Oh well, its your hat, and it still looks darn good. congrats :D

    Regards, Daryl.
     
  3. havershaw

    havershaw Practically Family

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    Nice.

    I love that tobacco color of Optimo's. One of the nicest browns I've ever seen.

    I personally dig that bound edge, and the less severe bashes you've got in there.
     
  4. Nathan Flowers

    Nathan Flowers Head Bartender Staff Member

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    Looks terrific, as your hats always do. How does it go with the new brown Avalos suit?

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    haha, just saw it with the suit in your other thread. It looks absolutely perfect.
     
  5. jrh

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    I have found that the hatters I have ecountered have a hot botton concerning hat boxs. They charge about $10 to $15 above shipping to cover a sturdy card board shipping hat box. I notice in your pictures Matt that your new hat (I presume) was shipped with a traditional hat box, which I presume was shipped inside a shipping box. Yes? My hats cost $35.00 to ship USPS Priority.

    I always wondered if I walked out of the hatters shop with a new hat, would they provide my a hat box for a several hundred dollar hat and charge for the box.

    I avoided an argument and didn't ask the mad hatter the question. Any thoughts on proper hat boxes and the cost of them?
     
  6. Nathan Flowers

    Nathan Flowers Head Bartender Staff Member

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    If you buy a hat from Optimo, that neat box comes with the cost of the hat. They usually only charge $10 for shipping.
    But let's face it, you're usually paying around $400 for a hat, so I'd expect it to come in a nice box.

    When shipped, that neat black box is inside of a standard cardboard box. Total usually billed to me for felt hats is $405. $395 for the hat and box, and $10 for the shipping.
     
  7. Matt Deckard

    Matt Deckard Man of Action

    Zohar is correct, the box comes with the hat, I don't think you can buy the hat without it. Apparently they have different boxes too, Optimo used to have an off white colored box with red trim and now they use solid black. Very strudy and they have a string for carying.
     
  8. Art Fawcett

    Art Fawcett Sponsoring Affiliate

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    jrh...from where TO where did this hat get shipped??? I can't imagine it costing $35 unless it's overseas.

    Art
     
  9. Andykev

    Andykev I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    I love the color..

    I think the bound edge is great, and really "1940's style".

    I just realized that I do not have an Optimo brown...only the tan Almond, and the Willow (very light brown).

    I have a Stetson Whippet from the 40's which is dark brown, and a Cavanagh which is soft coffee with cream brown. I love it.

    My best brown is my MacLaughlan Silver Beaver 50 hat, and it is a rusty coffee brown. Superb hat.

    My Optimo boxes include shiny black with both their logo versions, the dull black, the Salmon colored with black edge, a brown with white edge, and a "parchment" color box.

    I would love to see an Optimo blue box..and even better: a hatbox with graphic designs..like the vintage Stetson boxes. How about a scene with their operation, store front, or similar?
     
  10. Panamabob

    Panamabob Call Me a Cab

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    I go back to Ecuador April 1st.

    I had hoped to do three things on this short vacation...
    1) Visit Optimo.
    2) Rework the websites.
    3) Visit Vintage Silhouttes.

    What have I accomplished...ZERO!

    Hastily working on a trip to Chicago...must get to Optimo...without credit card, checkbook, debit card.

    Great hat!
     
  11. Art Fawcett

    Art Fawcett Sponsoring Affiliate

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    BOB!!! I thought you were staying for a while. Is everything OK?
     
  12. jrh

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    I have had Hats shipped from the West Coast to the East Coast. FedEx charges extra because of the over-sized box. USPS Priority with insurence was actually about 20.00. I was charged $35.00. The box was a shipping box not a nice round hat box.

    Optimo Hats therefore seems very reasonbale.
     
  13. Nathan Flowers

    Nathan Flowers Head Bartender Staff Member

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    Optimo sends mine via USPS. According to the shipping stamp, it costs about $12, but they only charge me $10.

    If you ship fedex they'll rip you because they charge for dimensional weight. UPS is slightly more reasonable, but not as fast.
     
  14. Dakota Ellison

    Dakota Ellison New in Town

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    Isn't tobacco the same as Indy brown?
     
  15. Nathan Flowers

    Nathan Flowers Head Bartender Staff Member

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    Yes, it is.
     
  16. Matt Deckard

    Matt Deckard Man of Action

    Bit of an old thread though thought I would revive.

    This is my second Optimo Tobacco... had it for a few years and still wearing it about.

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  17. RBH

    RBH Bartender

    Sharp hat!!!

    you wear it well.. I like it.
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  18. moustache

    moustache Practically Family

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    Matt

    Matt,
    was that the hat you had at breakfast the other day???

    It is a beauty!!!

    JD
     
  19. Matt Deckard

    Matt Deckard Man of Action

    Yes actually... and thanks for lending me the issues of the Chap... They'll be at Classic Style HQ.
     
  20. moustache

    moustache Practically Family

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    Great!!

    Delightful!! Enjoy them!And bring a few back from Londontown!!!

    JD

    PS--I want a fedora exactly that same colour.Keeping my eyes open all the time!!!
     

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