Show off your Porkpies

Discussion in 'Hats' started by GWD, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. LocktownDog

    LocktownDog Call Me a Cab

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    The brown is fantastic!
     
  2. Canadave

    Canadave One Too Many

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    Really slick job. Congrats!
     
  3. Mobile Vulgus

    Mobile Vulgus One Too Many

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    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).

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  4. Tom-n-Perris

    Tom-n-Perris Vendor

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    Here is another one that have finished. I saw someone eating a creamsicle bar, the ones that look like this.

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    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.


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  5. Canadave

    Canadave One Too Many

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    Nice work!
     
  6. Mr E Train

    Mr E Train One Too Many

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    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.

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  7. fmw

    fmw One Too Many

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    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.

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  8. wandering-trader

    wandering-trader New in Town

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    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.

    Pics here: http://picasaweb.google.com/112035090953435902534/Hats

    I have made a few hatband ornaments in gold/brass colors.
    I'm also wondering if any sort of feather would look good.
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2011
  9. Canadave

    Canadave One Too Many

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    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.
     
  10. randooch

    randooch I'll Lock Up

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    My johnnyphi Adam

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  11. T Rick

    T Rick Practically Family

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    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.

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    Next is this rather furry Champ, I really like this one. "Feel the felt". Love the ribbon.

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  12. juggles

    juggles New in Town

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    Ebay purchase, just arrived today -- Biltmore Milan Straw Pork Pie in Cocoa:

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    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.
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2011
  13. Tommy

    Tommy One of the Regulars

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    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

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  14. fmw

    fmw One Too Many

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    Wow! A wide brimmed pork pie. I like it.
     
  15. juggles

    juggles New in Town

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    Here's a shot of my Biltmore with my head in it.

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  16. Sam Craig

    Sam Craig One Too Many

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    Tommy,

    That is one of the best looking hats on the site!

    Congrats,

    Sam
     
  17. bowlerman

    bowlerman I'll Lock Up

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    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.
     
  18. randooch

    randooch I'll Lock Up

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    This one's for Rabbit:

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  19. guygardner

    guygardner A-List Customer

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    Converted a black Biltmore with a homburg-type shape to a pork pie.

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    Lowering the crown a bit more and adding a bit of a pinch at the front of the crown:
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  20. Loz Dawes

    Loz Dawes Familiar Face

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    Christy's Pork pie

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    The Heisenberg, by Goorin Bros..

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