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Discussion in 'Hats' started by GWD, Apr 30, 2008.
The brown is fantastic!
Really slick job. Congrats!
The only porkpie I own because stingy brims do not look too good on me (and at 6-7/8 it really doesn't fit well anyway).
Here is another one that have finished. I saw someone eating a creamsicle bar, the ones that look like this.
Then I got an inspiration to try and make a hat using the same colors. I thought it would make a good combination so here is a Resistol Cowboy hat that is now a Pork Pie. As always gentlemen let me know if I have hit the mark on this one. I will be putting this one in the classifieds so I hope some FL will give this lid a good home.
I just got this Adam Premier from an etsy.com seller for $30. Very nice shape, no mothing, just dusty. It's a 7 3/8, too small for me, but I figured I'd give it to my brother-in-law, and if he doesn't want it or it doesn't fit him, put it in the classifieds.
I've never worn this hat. It is a reeeeealllly cheap wool felt pork pie that I bought for working in the yard. It came with the brim turned up all around like most pork pies. My wife laughed when I put it on, called it a cake on a plate and suggested I never wear it. So that's what I did. Last night I was motivated to take the plate out of the cake so I showered down the hat, turned the front of the brim down and added a couple of pinches in front. It was really easy and I wouldn't have a problem doing it now to a good hat. At any rate, she thinks I can wear it now and I have a new skill.
My first real hat and a pork pie.
Paid $35 on ebay for a Dobbs size 7 1/8 estimated between 1965 and 1972 by Brad Bowers.
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I have made a few hatband ornaments in gold/brass colors.
I'm also wondering if any sort of feather would look good.
Looks good! I'm not really sure it's a porkpie though. The crown isn't quite right.
I think I prefer it without the ornaments, but go for a feather if you like.
My johnnyphi Adam
Okay, somehow I posted this in the wrong thread first. I intended for them to be here (thanks to Neophyte for pointing me to the correct thread! :thumb.
First was an incredible deal on eBay, bought and shipped for about $20. It's from Roger Brent. Though it doesn't say, I'm 99% certain it is fur felt and not wool. Seems to be a really nice hat, and came in near new condition. I like the larger brim snapped down.
Next is this rather furry Champ, I really like this one. "Feel the felt". Love the ribbon.
Ebay purchase, just arrived today -- Biltmore Milan Straw Pork Pie in Cocoa:
The band isn't quite as dark as it appears in the picture. And the crown is tear-drop shaped rather than round, which I didn't realize until I opened the box.
Posted this early in the year on the Art Fawcett thread, but think it belongs here too:
Art Fawcett Whiskey Felt, 2-1/2" brim, 4" height
Wow! A wide brimmed pork pie. I like it.
Here's a shot of my Biltmore with my head in it.
That is one of the best looking hats on the site!
Definitely the best looking porkpie I've ever seen. 4 x 2.5 would really beat the usual 3.5 x 1 1/2 specs.
This one's for Rabbit:
Converted a black Biltmore with a homburg-type shape to a pork pie.
After flattening the top, lowering the crown and shaping the dome:
Lowering the crown a bit more and adding a bit of a pinch at the front of the crown:
Christy's Pork pie
The Heisenberg, by Goorin Bros..