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johnnycanuck

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Might as well join Stingy-Mas. This is a Dorfman Pacific I thought was fir felt but turned out to be wool. Liked the style so much I kept it.
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Have to look out my other Stingys to join in. With it being winter there isn’t much call for shade makers as the days are so short here anyways.
Stay safe everyone
Johnny
 

Blare

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That one has some unusual stitching
Made by Epoch Hats it does seem a little over-engineered for a relatively inexpensive wool hat, but I'm pretty sure it'll hold it's shape until it either falls apart or shrinks to become too small for me to wear. They also make them with the more traditional oval shaped Telescope crown, but I prefer the Diamond.
 

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On the Fifth Day of StingyMas

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Borsalino Colombo - Mogano

Even though there was no cool air…. This fuzzy old friend helped me get in enough holiday spirit to hang some Christmas lights today.

A short brimmed tyrolean style with super dense velour like felt in a rich dark chocolate color. This was my very first Borsalino
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Okay, here's one you probably won't see anyone but me wearing. This is an Akubra Fed IV in Moonstone Grey, made from their higher quality deluxe/Heritage Grade felt:

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Fans of the Fed IV will probably notice there's something "off" about this particular Fed IV aside from my wearing it with the brim up all the way 'round. Long story short, I wanted to see how it would look with the crown creased at 4" and by the time I was done it was creased at 3.5" and I had trimmed the brim to 2" wide. :eek: Maybe not the smartest thing I've ever done, but I've worn the hat more in the last couple of weeks than I have in the last couple of years. And here's how it looks with the front of the brim down:

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None of the brims on my Fed IVs "snap" up or down; I have to shape the brim how I want it, then leave it that way. Bit of a pain-in-the-you-know-what, but it is what it is. I kinda' like this one a little better with the front of the brim down, but I haven't decided yet.
 

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Okay, here's one you probably won't see anyone but me wearing. This is an Akubra Fed IV in Moonstone Grey, made from their higher quality deluxe/Heritage Grade felt:

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Fans of the Fed IV will probably notice there's something "off" about this particular Fed IV aside from my wearing it with the brim up all the way 'round. Long story short, I wanted to see how it would look with the crown creased at 4" and by the time I was done it was creased at 3.5" and I had trimmed the brim to 2" wide. :eek: Maybe not the smartest thing I've ever done, but I've worn the hat more in the last couple of weeks than I have in the last couple of years. And here's how it looks with the front of the brim down:

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None of the brims on my Fed IVs "snap" up or down; I have to shape the brim how I want it, then leave it that way. Bit of a pain-in-the-you-know-what, but it is what it is. I kinda' like this one a little better with the front of the brim down, but I haven't decided yet.
I like how it looks Al
 

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On the Sixth Day of StingyMas

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Champ Long Hair Black Heather
4 7/8 Crown as shaped
3/4 silver grosgrain mid ribbon
1 7/8 inch under welt brim

This medium/long hair black heather Champ was gifted to me some time back by Randy @Rmccamey It is an unusual but beautiful very soft and petable black felt with hints of white, blue, green, yellow and red heathered into the mix. Randy had Rick at Phoenix hats replace the ribbon with this silver mid ribbon. I think it was an excellent choice as it really makes it pop…. And gives it somewhat of a Playboy vibe. Thank you to Randy for this Very cool hat.

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FedoraRedHat

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I've acquired some Borsalino stingy brims recently. This hat is branded as the Borsalino Francesco by DelMonico Hatter. It is a Sinatra-style fedora with a 1-7/8" brim.

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DelMonico Hatter does not indicate which Borsalino quality tier these hats come from. The tag on these hats labels the hat code as 0131. When that hat code is Googled, other variants of the hat come up, including this one from the European e35shop:

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The e35shop incorrectly labels the hat as a "Trilby," which is a common error among stingy brim retailers and wearers alike. It's the same hat, though.

I prefer wearing stingy brims, due to them fitting my face shape more. The wider the brim, the more un-balanced the hat looks. I can only wear a maximum of a 2-1/2" brim, but the stingy brims look better.

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On the Seventh Day of StingyMas

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Cavanagh with Cavanagh Edge
4 1/4 crown (at highest point as bashed)
1 3/4 black grosgrain ribbon
1 3/4 black sweat band
Original retail price $25

This was my first Cavanagh hat with a Cavanagh edge.... very nice feeling dark black felt on this one but… VERY hard to keep dust off. This one was brushed and tape rollered this morning. This one I was lucky enough to find with my own initials on the sweatband.

Enjoyed wearing it today to watch my Miami Dolphins beat the villainous Jets.

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I don't have a lot of hats yet, but this is my stingiest. It's a vintage 3x Stetson with an 1 3/4" brim. It fits like a glove and looks and feels great. My wife says the feather fits the hat, I'm kinda on the fence but if she says I look good who am I to argue.
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Looks good on you. I like the feather. My rule of thumb for feathers on vintage hats for the most part is if it has one I tend to leave it… unless it’s just really scraggly or the like. I kinda figure if it’s been there half a century or more it probably belongs there. Of course this rule as with most of my self imposed hat rules are made to be broken.
 
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Well, it's Monday, the beginning of a new week, so I may as well post the hat that was the beginning of my journey towards stingyness, the first narrow-brimmed chapeau that adorned my head and the first that made me think, "Hey, that's not too bad..." Purchased from fellow lounger Matt/Historyteach24, all the way from Haifa, Israel, my humble little Winston fedora:

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This hat started as a simple fedora with a Center Dent crease, and Matt had changed it to a Telescope crease to give it more of a Porkpie vibe before he finally put it in the Classifieds at what I thought was a very reasonable price because of some mothing. That crease didn't accommodate my freakishly shaped head, so I re-shaped it a couple of times and here we are. :D
 

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Well, it's Monday, the beginning of a new week, so I may as well post the hat that was the beginning of my journey towards stingyness, the first narrow-brimmed chapeau that adorned my head and the first that made me think, "Hey, that's not too bad..." Purchased from fellow lounger Matt/Historyteach24, all the way from Haifa, Israel, my humble little Winston fedora:

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This hat started as a simple fedora with a Center Dent crease, and Matt had changed it to a Telescope crease to give it more of a Porkpie vibe before he finally put it in the Classifieds at what I thought was a very reasonable price because of some mothing. That crease didn't accommodate my freakishly shaped head, so I re-shaped it a couple of times and here we are. :D
I love it Al. The gills are fantastic!
 

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On the Eight Day of StingyMas…

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Royal Coachman by Dobbs

This hat was for quite some time my “go to” hat. I think it needs to get back into the rotation more often. A dark grey felt with bluish undertones. The brim comes in right at 2 inches with a Guild Edge…. One of those hats that just feels right.

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