Now Forming! the Campaign Hat Corps

Discussion in 'Hats' started by deanglen, Aug 8, 2006.

  1. Jedi5150

    Jedi5150 Familiar Face

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    Well, I was outside for many hours today, so I wore my campaign hat to keep the sun off, in spite of the fact that it gives me a headache due to the stiff brim and sweatband. And I wore it at a tilt that would have made even AbbaDatDeHat proud. ;)

    Total tally for the day was as follows:
    Number of coworkers who gave me crap for wearing it= 5+
    Number of women who complimented me in it= 1
    Number of 10-year-old boys who asked if they could try it on= 1

    By my math, I'd say it was an all around success... :D
     
  2. I was sold when you said a woman complimented you.


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  3. Big Man

    Big Man My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    From a couple days ago. Here's my new M1889 campaign hat. I think I just found my new "go-to" hat for hiking in the mountains.
     
  4. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    Outstanding Jedi!
    Impressed!!
    Bowen
     
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  5. 1961MJS

    1961MJS My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Hi Big Man,
    What Brand is that one? I like it.
    Later
     
  6. Big Man

    Big Man My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    It's the one sold by What Price Glory. It's marked with their name and logo and also "Knox."
     
  7. Studebaker Driver

    Studebaker Driver One of the Regulars

    I agree, that's a great looking hat. Of course I'm partial to campaign hats...
     
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  8. Big Man

    Big Man My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I especially like this one, as I believe it looks exactly like the one my great uncle Malcolm Jimerson had in the Spanish American War. I grew up hearing stories about Malcolm from my grandmother. Malcolm was her only brother and he died in 1898 duringt War. His death was a tremendous hardship on the family and my grandmother, who lived to be 101, grieved for her brother till her final days. So, in short, that's why this hat is so special to me.

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  9. 1961MJS

    1961MJS My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Hi, I looked at those, but I wear a 7 1/4 or 7 3/8 extra long oval so hats that fit me front to back have a gap at the sides. I have a little WPG equipment for shooting Spanish-American War Matches.

    Later
     
  10. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    This is a super great looking hat Big Man!!
    Just the right everything for an Outdoorsman’s bush busting, fly fishing weather be darned hat that looks perfect on you.
    I love it!!
    Bowen
     
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  11. cm289

    cm289 One of the Regulars

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    A pic of Jr in a 1920 BSA uniform (except for the anachronistic Webelos neckerchief and slide) and one of us at Wehinahpay Mountain Camp (me in a 1912 uniform)[​IMG][​IMG]


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  12. NotHardly

    NotHardly New in Town

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    Reviving an old thread here. I won a campaign hat in an auction. Wanted some opinions. It’s a Stetson Official Boy Scout hat. It’s seen some love from someone in Idaho. See pictures. Found it odd that the brim is 2.5 inches. Judging by the crown height really meant as a boys hat. Check out the punch vents on the sides and back.

    I was feeling the sweat and it’s really dry, in fact it ripped a touch when I tried to flip it. So, I want to give it a gas bath, but I don’t think the sweat will survive. What are your thoughts? FB8055D5-2682-4F1E-872C-D48877F43D96.jpeg D5EB34EA-BF62-4B4F-B8FD-2C9DCC9D52BD.jpeg FB8055D5-2682-4F1E-872C-D48877F43D96.jpeg D5EB34EA-BF62-4B4F-B8FD-2C9DCC9D52BD.jpeg B278180A-255F-43A2-A8B8-55AF5C245A7A.jpeg E14D4D16-041E-4DAF-8EB6-4D1BAFC1BD42.jpeg A4FA6E08-23A9-427A-A3D3-BD805EA190FF.jpeg 811D876A-8471-42BD-944F-721B77EB41D1.jpeg A99D4A07-0779-4695-BC34-3D9A8373991B.jpeg E8813E02-ADA0-422E-A452-105BF3431265.jpeg 3386416E-85B3-41FA-AE08-BA8B5E4CB5BD.jpeg
     
  13. Bamaboots

    Bamaboots I'll Lock Up

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    The sweat is toast and a gas bath ain’t gonna hurt it much. May hasten the crumble if you agitate it much in the bath.
     
  14. Corky

    Corky Practically Family

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    The Campaign Hat & Forgotten History

     
  15. Just Daniel

    Just Daniel Practically Family

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    Great video! Thanks.
     
  16. T Jones

    T Jones I'll Lock Up

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    I reworked the crease on my M1899-1902 Campaign Hat conversion project. I based this particular crease off of some old photos I saw from the era. I've got the sweat band installed and I touched up the finish a little bit to give it more of a velvety suede feel. I still want to shape the brim and I'm looking over a few old pictures to see how I want to do that. I'm also looking at some venting patterns to punch into the hat. It's going to be an ongoing project until I can get a few more things together. Here's what I have so far...

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    I'm going with a crease that's similar to what this reenactor is wearing and from what I saw in some old photos from the era.

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    Still gotta ways to go.

    This hat that I'm converting is a Resistol Western, btw...
     
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  17. 1961MJS

    1961MJS My Mail is Forwarded Here

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  18. T Jones

    T Jones I'll Lock Up

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    Thanks buddy. I saw that. Definitely some interesting stuff he created. I've got a couple of patterns I'm working on that I saw in vintage photos of these hats. One is a simple star pattern and the other one I like is something of a snowflake pattern. I have an idea, that I'll try on an "experiment hat", on how to get the holes into the felt. Another step I'll be working on later is sewing on the three rows of brim stitching, and figuring out how close together the rows have to be.
     
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  19. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    Appears to be 1/8” on this 2 row Stetson Nutria Quality. Circa early 60s i believe.
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