Phoenix Hat Company

Discussion in 'Hats' started by deadlyhandsome, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. Courier Six

    Courier Six New in Town

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    I haven’t had any problems with anticipation in regards to my future chocolate colored Trekker. It’s been very cool seeing other hat styles and getting ideas for a future Father’s Day gift.

    I do have some difficulty with terminology and explaining myself since this will be my first “real” hat. Or figuring out what dimensions work best for me. It’s definitely a learning experience.
     
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  2. belfastboy

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    Yep, and the learning curve is a big part of the fun of it all for me.
     
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  3. deadlyhandsome

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    And your tastes can definitely evolve. I was first attracted to Homburgs (still a favorite), but as I stopped wearing suits nearly as often as I had been I gravitated to fedoras that are easier to dress down. Over time I found that I liked wider brims and more western flavored hats too. Along the way I’ve tired derbies/bowlers, berets, and caps. I still like caps, but the derby is not a style I wear well. I plan on revisiting the beret at some point. My crown height preferences have also changed. Don’t be afraid to try new hat styles or to wear a variety of styles.
     
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  4. belfastboy

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    I have fixed up the Tom Mix you sent me. I love the super tall crown and wide brim but not everybody does in my house. When I showed it to my wife her first words...."Are you going to wear that?", when I replied YES, she countered with the question...."In public?" My second custom order was a stingy brim from Mike so my tastes have def changed.
     
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  5. abe ny

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    if may i ask how did you press the brim felt ?> like the second picture?
     
  6. belfastboy

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    Three ways: buy a many thousands of $$$ hydraulic brim press, do it yourself with an iron, press cloth and a flat board, order the felts from Tim @purebeaver on Instagram. He is now offering felts with the brims pressed at the factory (I believe)
     
  7. abe ny

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    Does he sell the press?
     
  8. abe ny

    abe ny Familiar Face

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    how did you press that brim so sweet
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  9. deadlyhandsome

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    Rick, the hatter, did it not me.
     
  10. abe ny

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    how can i contact him?
     
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  11. deadlyhandsome

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    This is his hat company’s thread. Send him a PM @humanshoes
     
  12. abe ny

    abe ny Familiar Face

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    thanks
     
  13. deadlyhandsome

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    My 3” Arizona (measured after the curl). 98E2AA84-5691-49E4-9382-6E0FA7C9E8B6.jpeg 134C9F9E-832C-4349-8ED3-3D63BEE4A589.jpeg 018DBD58-3326-4066-ABFE-90B7C34BF631.jpeg
     

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