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Discussion in 'Hats' started by deadlyhandsome, Jan 20, 2018.
Stingy straws, they need sunglasses to operate well in the sunshine...
I could make any number of self-deprecating jokes, but I shall follow Mr. Dicianna's excellent example and show restraint.
I agree; the crown height to brim width ratio is important for any hat to look "right". Unfortunately, I need at least 4-1/4" (as creased) of crown height or the hat won't fit properly on my head, and anything more than slight taper makes that problem worse on my relatively square Frankenskull. As such, the stingiest I can go on any brim is about 2" or the hat looks "wrong" to my eye, which narrows my selections down even further.
Vintage Bee Hats, the Diplomat model, the color is "Fenway" which I guess translates to brown. Nice contrasting brim binding. 2" band and the brim is a deficient 1 7/8". The crown height at the from is a tad under 4" (3 7/8"), has a very slight rake, hardly noticeable
Here's a '60s or '70s Stetson Sovereign velour
DSCN3177 crop by Michael A2012, on Flickr
1 7/8" overwelt brim, 4 1/4" crown in front with a deep center dent, 5" or more on the sides. Original price was $25.
DSCN3176 crop by Michael A2012, on Flickr
DSCN3182 crop 2 by Michael A2012, on Flickr
Is the production quality as nice as it looks? The end of the era still had some hats by Stetson that are full featured and well made. I sent a Sovereign to Stefan with these dimensions, just not as furry.
The felt seems pretty nice, but it's a glued liner. I should probably give it a good steam and a brush up.
Trotted out the Borsalino stingy today. Mirtillo in color.
Charles Knox 40, one of very few slim brims in my collection.
You can rock these! What is the relationship between Charles Knox and the other Knox hats?
AFAIK, it's an offshoot or just another HATCO product, but it's got a great Cavanagh edge and a sweat that has the slits with silk ribbon that comes together at the bow in the back
Very nice. Can we see some more pics of that one? Please Liner, sweatband. That edge is marvelous! 21/4” brim? I digy for a stingy!!
This was marked as a 7-1/2 but fits more like a 7-3/8, so just a little tight for me.
Thanks man. Nice.
High end features for a hat of this era. Very cool.
I only have a couple stingys and this is one quite different in about all catagories. It’s a modern 1 7/8” brim, 1 1/2” ribbon with pin, fuzzy hat with an inside i just could not resist.
I call it my “Oye Como Va” hat. Probably not hard to figure why! Interesting the album cover and liner.
Hasta Luego. Bowen
That is a real jawdropper, Bowen. Incredible!
Ps: Bob said hi to ya.
Man that one is a nice color. Great hat, Red.
I guess today's hat counts as a stingy with a 2" brim. Gordon Feature Felt
DSCN3284 by Michael A2012, on Flickr
DSCN3281 crop by Michael A2012, on Flickr
DSCN3265 crop by Michael A2012, on Flickr