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Discussion in 'Hats' started by Rundquist, May 4, 2004.

  1. steur

    steur I'll Lock Up

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    It is a beautiful hat and certainly worth being rescued. Perfection, maybe not, but close!
     
  2. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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    Modern black Huckel Godfather homburg:

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    Not sure why I bought it other than it’s my size and I’m a sucker for a homburg. The felt is decent but nothing like vintage.


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  3. J Williams

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    So I won a few hats on shopgoodwill and picked them up at my US PO Box on my trip through Washington and up the Oregon coast. Combined with the few hats that I was travelling with and the couple I found in vintage stores it made for a funny moment. She is not nearly as impressed as me.

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  4. Woodtroll

    Woodtroll Practically Family

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    If you think she's not impressed now, I SURE wouldn't tell her you posted that picture on here! ;):D Women are unreasonably touchy about photos when they're not "made up", perfectly posed, etc., but I expect you already know that. You are a brave man! :)
     
  5. TheOldFashioned

    TheOldFashioned Practically Family

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    If she's not impressed now just wait until your hat collection covers the entire bed, the chair in the corner, the dresser, the doorknobs, any other flat surface, ...
     
  6. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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    VS lightly used navy blue. I was afraid it would be too big based on the seller’s description, but it fits like it was made for me.

    I did a minor re-block and the open crown was a full six inches. The bound brim is 2 5/8 inches wide.


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  7. Wyldkarma

    Wyldkarma One Too Many

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    Oh Hell Yeah. Now that's a hat Steve.
     
  8. Wyldkarma

    Wyldkarma One Too Many

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    That gleam in your eye tells the whole story. ;)
     
  9. J Williams

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    Yeah, fortunately I have a large home office and a big mechanical room in the basement to store stuff in.

    Also being a furniture maker she knows if she gives me too hard of a time she no longer gets new furniture pieces and cabinets on demand so we have an understanding. Besides a new piece means a new hat surface! I’m sure I will endure some comments and funny looks but I’m experienced in this act already.


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  10. Wyldkarma

    Wyldkarma One Too Many

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    5 days ago I left a whopping $63. under my pillow. Today the tooth fairy left this on my porch. This gentleman knows how to pack a parcel. The Lone Star Dude stands a generous 6.5" tall with 3.5" curled brim. Some carefully placed moth bites add some charm to this aged piece of Texas history. It fits just a bit snug but will be driving to see David at Texas Hatters next week for a minor cleanup, sizing, and a new Lone Star hatband. Yeehaw.
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  11. Wyldkarma

    Wyldkarma One Too Many

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    It's NOT the purchase that has her worried. It's the fact you laid them ALL on the bed. According to cowboy superstition, placing your hat on your bed brings general bad luck to the owner of the hat. It's said that rodeo cowboys will avoid doing this at all costs, because they believe they will lose their next rodeo, can cause death and / or serious injury. So I've heard. ;)
     
  12. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    @J Williams:
    Just delete the picture.
    That way....never happened!!
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  13. Wyldkarma

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    Stunning hat Brent. I bet that Navy blue really pops in person. It looks a bit black on my screen, I can only imagine how beautiful it really is. Very nice get!. Seems VS's are in a bit of demand lately. ;)
     
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  14. Cornshucker77

    Cornshucker77 Call Me a Cab

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    Looks like a nice haul.
     
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  15. deadlyhandsome

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    It’s a very dark navy blue. I brought out a black hat as a prop in some of the photos just to juxtapose the colors and bring out more of the blue.
    I was on the cusp of ordering a custom Winchester beaver in navy...I just saved myself $300 so I should buy another hat to celebrate!


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  16. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey One Too Many

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    What a great find for your collection. Not every day a VS is on the market!

     
  17. Yeehaw indeed!

    You’re going to rock that hat Ken.

    They were just a bit more expensive back in 1977 when you included the band.

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    Now you need to look for some boots!

    I have one with the Lone Star band, but is not the Dude. You can still get the bands new, but they are as much as a decent custom hat.

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    My Grandfather was Howard Wilson Hufford ... maybe it was meant to be.

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  18. Wyldkarma

    Wyldkarma One Too Many

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    Great story Bob. I've researched it a bit and saw those ads you posted. This hat also came in a great looking straw version as well. I'm not surprised you have a similar one in your stable too. lol. Thanks so much for sharing it. I've got a nice pair of black cherry custom Eldorado boots to go with this hat when the time comes. Maybe a vintage Lone Star Tshirt would work, but no lone star logos on my boots! ;)
     
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  19. Wyldkarma

    Wyldkarma One Too Many

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    That is some wise reasoning there my friend....wise indeed! ;)
     
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  20. J Williams

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    Thanks for the knowledge Ken. There must be a counter. Perhaps wearing them all in one day will reverse the bad luck? Or is this where someone says I must gift my 7X CB to break the curse?


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