Pilgrimage to Delmonico's

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Ginseng, Dec 24, 2015.

  1. Ginseng

    Ginseng One of the Regulars

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    I live several states away from DelMonico's but had always wanted visit as I've heard so many good things. Well, this holiday season I had the opportunity while visiting family in the area. As is perhaps a common sequence of events, go in wearing one hat, walk out with a couple more. In my case, on a rainy day in the Elm City...

    Inbound with my trusty Akubra Campdraft Deluxe in Bluegrass. The gentleman even gave this old hat a steam and brushing.
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    Back home with my new Stetson Premier Stratoliner in Mink, Long Oval, first casual pinch. My goodness, the picture doesn't capture the richness and depth of the shade. It's lush, luxurious, and gorgeous. I also tried an Excellent Strat in Sage. For me, the step up wasn't worth it. And no Stratoliner pin!
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    And my girl got a little something too in the form of a Bailey's wool fedora. She even asked me to give the front a pinch! Daddy's gotta be proud.
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    Overall, it was a pleasant experience and nice chatting with the staff. I highly recommend a visit if you're ever in the old town.

    Oh, one question for you folks. Do you remove tags? I'm referring to the large tear off stock tag sticker. The information is replicated in the other part that is behind the sweatband.
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  2. LuvMyMan

    LuvMyMan Vendor

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    Wow, nice that you shared your experience and the pictures are just fantastic! Thank you so much, it gives those of us that cannot make such a trip yet, something to look forward to!

    Bless you and your Family!
     
  3. ScionPI2005

    ScionPI2005 Call Me a Cab

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    Thanks for sharing! It looks like that was a lot of fun!
     
  4. Ginseng

    Ginseng One of the Regulars

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    LMM :)
    It was a blast. The girls loved trying on the different styles of hats and now everyone in the family has at least one good hat.
     
  5. hatsRme

    hatsRme I'll Lock Up

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    What a lucky man you are, Ginseng. Super lids, and lovely experience for the FAMILY.... HOW COOL is all that?!?!? And your daughter looks just SO sweet in her hat. A real cutie, sir!! Enjoy the time with them.

    P.S. I always leave the tags IN, unless they're in the way, etc. Keeps the hat FRESH!
     
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  6. Ginseng

    Ginseng One of the Regulars

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    Sweet, thanks for the tip, hatsRme. The big tag doesn't bother me at all and I'm happy to leave it in my first Stetson!
     
  7. Spudman

    Spudman One of the Regulars

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    Great pics, Genseng! I would love to make that visit.


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  8. Jedwbpm

    Jedwbpm One Too Many

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    Hat looks great on you and thank you for visiting our store and our kind comments.

    Jeff
     
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  9. Ginseng

    Ginseng One of the Regulars

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    Hey Jeff! Sorry to have missed you. I really enjoyed my time at the shop and now that I know a 7-3/8 (59) long oval is the right size for me in Stetson, I'll feel a lot more comfortable ordering from afar.
     
  10. Lotsahats

    Lotsahats One Too Many

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    It's about a four-hour drive for me, so I haven't done it yet, but I'd love to stop in and see the crew. Thanks for sharing your experience!
     
  11. RJR

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    Looks like a great visit.
     
  12. Bob Roberts

    Bob Roberts I'll Lock Up

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    Very nice post!
     
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  13. I remove the top part of the model tag because the perforated part will eventually tear if you are as rough a hat wearer as I am.

    I'd like to ask you about your Campdraft Deluxe in Bluegrass Green = "my trusty Akubra Campdraft Deluxe in Bluegrass". Hats Direct only offers the Deluxe in "Moonstone & Silverbelly". Where did you get one in BGG?
     
  14. Ginseng

    Ginseng One of the Regulars

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    Sorry, you are correct. It is Moonstone!
     
  15. TomS

    TomS One Too Many

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    Let me know when you visit family here again. I live just a few minutes from Dels, and I'd like to buy you lunch, or whatever!
     
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  16. Historyteach24

    Historyteach24 Call Me a Cab

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    I got rid of the stock tags but I left the 150 sticker on the sweat
     
  17. tommyK

    tommyK One Too Many

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    I highly recommend everyone make the pilgrimage at least once. Mr. DelMonico and Jeff are a pleasure to meet and they've got a lot of great hats!
     
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  18. Roanoke Jim

    Roanoke Jim New in Town

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    I bought three hats from DelMonico this month by phone and the website. Great hats, great service too. Hats made it here in SW Virginia in 2-3 days. I'm already thinking of making the Pilgrimage. Great post Ginseng.
     

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