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  1. alphy27

    alphy27 One of the Regulars

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    Conversion

    My new Resistol Western conversion.
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  2. bolthead

    bolthead My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Wow.....

    Great job Alphie....:eusa_clap

    I dig that phone you have as well. :D
     
  3. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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    That's a beautiful hat, bolthead. Very distinctive. It's unusual to see a dyed panama like that, and the band really sets it off. How's the leather on the sweat? It looks a lot like their standard sweatband, which is a good thing. I have a problem with getting summer straws that have sub-par sweatbands in them which over the years have shrunk and cracked.
     
  4. bolthead

    bolthead My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I was really surprised with the sweat DM. It's super soft, not those thin flimsy sweats you usually see. I knew it was good leather as soon as I opened the box, because that's all I smelled, was leather. :D I also agree with you about the color. I thought it was a bit unusual too, but then I thought maybe it was just me. I thought it was more unusual that because nobody was going near it....I mean like you said, that band really stands out on it, very nice contrast.

    Thanks.
     
  5. AdmiralTofu

    AdmiralTofu One of the Regulars

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    Oh my GOSH!

    Alphy, that conversion is breathtaking! Literally, I gasped when I saw the "after" picture, then sat here staring, open-mouthed at my computer screen for nearly a minute.

    :eusa_clap :eusa_clap :eusa_clap Superb!

    -Tofu
     
  6. RBH

    RBH Bartender

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  7. Delthayre

    Delthayre One of the Regulars

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    The Sesquipedalian

    Late last November I commissioned a bespoke fedora from Mister Fawcett. It traveled along a slightly troubled path before it came to my hands. First it came up in the queue just before Mister Fawcett closed his shop, as scheduled, for maintenance and improvements, then in January some misfortune befell Mister Fawcett, which of course delayed his work. The next problem arose when the normal hat body proved no match for the dramatic dimensions that I had specified, so he had to order a larger hat body and work the stiffener out of it. The final, and least, troubles came when it was shipped, the postman attempted to deliver it on Thursday the twenty sixth while I was attending a lecture, as could not leave the package at my door without a signature, but he also did not, contrary to the United States Postal Service's tracking and confirmation, leave a notice. I waited until Monday, by which time he had made no second attempt to deliver, until I did what I probable should have as soon as I had surmised the situation: call the post office to inquire as to the status of the package and arrange the second delivery attempt. At last, on Tuesday, March fourth, the hat was delivered to me.

    It was a three month odyssey, but I at last have my bespoke fedora and am very well pleased.

    While the hat was never given any official name, I have taken to referring to it as The Sesquipedalian, in honor of one of my most inveterately practiced and often remarked upon traits.

    The hat is made with black felt. It has a center creased crown with side dents that is six inches when open and a twenty two ligne dark steel grey ribbon. I had always envisioned the ribbon as pleated, not unlike the Route 66, rather than as it is in the photographs, but I must have forgotten to mention that to Mister Fawcett. That's no bother, of course, because it looks splendid regardless. The brim is three inches at the front and back, but dimensionally cut to two and three quarters of an inch at the sides and trimmed with charcoal grey edge binding.

    Have said all of that, I shall present what we always excitedly seek in these threads: Pictures!

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    This is the rather splendid box that the hat was shipped in.

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    From the front, sitting upon the hat box.

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    From the side, again sitting upon the hat box.

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    From the rear, yet again atop the hat box.

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    From above, still sitting on the hat box, but with the hat box on my bed rather than my reading table.

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    This is the ventral side of the brim and interior, displaying the sumptuous red liner and my initials punched into the sweat band.

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    This is, of course, a picture of I wearing the hat.

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    It is I again, but from the side.

    It is an excellent hat. Yesterday I wore it out in the rain and was quite pleased by how well it withstood the elements. Today whilst walking down Lark Street here in Albany I was able to conclude that while it is even more given to being caught by the wind than my previous hat, there is also more of it to grasp, so I can easily catch it before it flies off of my head.

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    This is an photograph of me wearing my old hat, which I provide for contrast. (also: here, here, and here)

    My old hat, a five year old Village Hate Shop Cagney that was manufactured by Biltmore served me quite well, but I like my new one that Mister Fawcett created far better. The old one had thicker, oddly fuzzy felt, a thin sweatband, glued-in liner, and some rather obvious stitches visible on the outside slightly below the ribbon.

    I certainly hope to order another hat from Mister Fawcett, but not for quite a while. I adore it, but a three hundred and thirty five dollar investment (if one include shipping) is not something that one of modest means commits to frequently. I have an idea already for a grey fedora with a slightly odd variation on a teardrop crease...
     
  8. RBH

    RBH Bartender

    Great hat Delthayre, looks great on you.!
     
  9. alphy27

    alphy27 One of the Regulars

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    You are to kind. Thanks. More pics of the process:http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showthread.php?t=23456&page=12
     
  10. alphy27

    alphy27 One of the Regulars

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  11. Ande1964

    Ande1964 Practically Family

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    Wow!

    Great hat, Delthayre! You and Art produced something that really works for you. Congrats!

    Anj
     
  12. alphy27

    alphy27 One of the Regulars

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    flylot74 and Delthayre, great lids. More wonderful things just keep pouring from the Fawcett.
     
  13. AlanC

    AlanC My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Delthayre, congratulations on the hat. You'll have another one on order before you know it. Be sure to include a couple of pics and some specs in the Art Fawcett Hall of Fame thread.

    No question you hit the jackpot on that gamble. I'd love to find one like it.
     
  14. Bassman

    Bassman A-List Customer

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    Zowie! That is one sharp looking ribbon!!

    edit to add..
    Well actually, the entire lid is sharp looking.
     
  15. Stoney

    Stoney Practically Family

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    Man, you are stylin in that hat! Tall crown, side dents and big ol ribbon.

    Simply Fantastic!
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  16. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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    I got a new homburg in today, an early '30s? Mallory homburg. It has a monster of a taper-free 6-3/8" open crown and a 2-1/4" brim. Purple Lining. The sweatband is unreeded, sewn directly to the felt. There is a very old repair on the sides where the sweatband stitching is missing. A piece of leather was glued to the back of the sweatband, folded up backwards and sewn to the hat body. This also adds extra material which shrinks the hat down from a 7-3/8 to a solid 7-1/4.

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  17. DOUGLAS

    DOUGLAS My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Its a beauty Dman. I love that liner.
     
  18. PADDY

    PADDY I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    Agreed on Dinerman's lid.

    Ditto Douglas!! lovely liner!! just caught my eye immediately :eusa_clap
     
  19. duggap

    duggap Banned

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    New hats from Art Fawcett

    As promised, sorry it took so long.:eusa_doh:
    This is my LaSalle
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    This is my LaSalle again
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    This is my Jazzman
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    This is my HST
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    Another one of my HST
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    and here is my Brooklyn
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    My Tucker is the one im wearing in my avatar.
     
  20. MrFusion

    MrFusion One of the Regulars

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    Duggap,
    WOW! Really nice lids! I have some catching up to do! :p
    Your HST doesn't have the custom pin, or did you remove it? I see it has a different ribbon than on the VS site.

    I've gotta say, I'm turning green over here!
     

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