Show or Tell your 'TOP TEN' Hats

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  1. steur

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    Thank you, Daniele, Mike, Bowen, Terry and Eric (and all the others for the likes). Your appreciation means a lot and this collection and selection would not have been possible without you, both in acquiring the hats and in learning about them. I am inspired by your collections and the hats you have on show here on the lounge. The hats I selected here are not in an order of preference because that would really be impossible to do. These are some of the hats that still make me go "wow" every time I pick them up, even if they are hats I've owned for years. In a way that's a tribute to the knowledge and craftsmanship of the people who made them.
     
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    I think that's a wonderful example of your skills, Terry. And certainly as good or even better as any vintage hat that can be bought. You have the knowledge and satisfaction that you have made that hat yourself; what could top that?
     
  3. AbbaDatDeHat

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    Hey Stefan:
    Your “wow” comment really made me smile. I thought it was just me that does that. I feel what you mean when you pick up certain hats and just “wow” comes out of your mouth then “and i get to wear this”!!
    I have a few that i just can’t wear cause i can’t get past “wow”.
    Totally get it!
    Bowen
     
  4. T Jones

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    Thank you buddy. I appreciate that!
     
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  5. T Jones

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    Two more from my top ten. Both are conversions I did.

    This one's a 7X Quality Bradford Western that I took apart and converted to a thin ribbon Strat clone. I reused some matching 3/8 ribbon and bow work that I scavanged off of a junk OR and I also bound the brim with another piece of thin ribbon that I had. Since I like thin ribbons I would say that this one probably rates first place to being my personal favorite. It has a medium tall crown with a bound 2 5/8 wide snap brim



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    This next one I converted made the most dramatic transformation....and I even reworked the finish into a Longhair. It started off as a size 6 3/4 Resistol Stagecoach. I blocked it up to a 7 1/4 to fit me and bound the brim and sewed on a contrasting 1 1/2 dark brown ribbon. This one sports a tall straight crown with a bound 2 5/8 wide snap brim for a Whippet / Stetsonian look.

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  6. Cornshucker77

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    Great work Terry especially the work you did on the Stagecoach.
     
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  7. Cornshucker77

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    That is a great collection Jack. Each one outstanding.
     
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  8. Thanks Scott. Where's your list & pics?
     
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  9. steur

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    That's a beautiful selection, Jack. Some wonderful quality on display there. I find myself drawn to the more European styled hats among them, like the Gannon and the Black Sheep, but that's to be expected.
     
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  10. Cornshucker77

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    In progress. I want to take the photos outdoors so I need some days with less wind. At least it warmed up today.....upper 30's. :)
     
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  11. T Jones

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    Thank you, CS!
     
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  12. AbbaDatDeHat

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    Outstanding all around Jack!!
    You ARE the King of the Open Road style!
    Gotta say that Stetson No.1 really does it for me!
    Bowen
     
  13. Thanks again guys. I greatly debated about doing the list at all.
     
  14. Cornshucker77

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    DSCN0390.JPG #1 Stetson 3X, Early 1960's DSCN0391.JPG #2 Stetson Nutria DSCN0392.JPG #3 Resistol San Antonio DSCN0393.JPG #4 Stetson 3X, 1950's DSCN0394.JPG #5 Stetson Royal, early 1950's DSCN0397.JPG #6 Stetson Nutria DSCN0398.JPG #7 Stetson 25, early 1960's DSCN0402.JPG #8 Stetson 7X CB DSCN0405.JPG #9 Lone Star Hatters DSCN0399.JPG #10 Resistol Plains
    No particular order here and I'm a little late to the party on this thread, but maybe this will give it a jump start for others.
     
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  15. deadlyhandsome

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    Are they in order of preference?


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  16. Tukwila

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    Your #5, Royal Stetson looks similar to the one I wore today. One of my favorites, too.
     
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  17. Tukwila

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    I should post a new Top Ten... things do change up over time.
     
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  18. Cornshucker77

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    No particular order. I took the photos and this is how they came off my camera. The 7X would probably be #1 in preference. Where is your list Brent? I know you have some great hats. :)
     
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    I look forward to it.
     
  20. Cornshucker77

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    It is one of the first Vintage hats I bought. Paid $33.00, and that included shipping, for it on ebay. It just needed a good cleaning.
     
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