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Show us your Stingy Brims

Discussion in 'Hats' started by deadlyhandsome, Jan 20, 2018.

  1. Redfokker

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    Stingy straws, they need sunglasses to operate well in the sunshine...

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  2. Zombie_61

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    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. :(
     
  3. quikrick

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    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
     
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  4. Michael A

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  5. Redfokker

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    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.
     
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  6. Michael A

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    The felt seems pretty nice, but it's a glued liner. I should probably give it a good steam and a brush up.

    Thanks,
    Michael
     
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  7. Redfokker

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    Trotted out the Borsalino stingy today. Mirtillo in color.
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  8. Tukwila

    Tukwila One Too Many

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    Charles Knox 40, one of very few slim brims in my collection.

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  9. Redfokker

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    You can rock these! What is the relationship between Charles Knox and the other Knox hats?
     
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  10. Tukwila

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    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
     
  11. AbbaDatDeHat

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    Hey Tuk:
    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!!
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  12. Tukwila

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    This was marked as a 7-1/2 but fits more like a 7-3/8, so just a little tight for me.
     
  13. AbbaDatDeHat

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    Thanks man. Nice.
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  14. Redfokker

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    High end features for a hat of this era. Very cool.
     
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  15. AbbaDatDeHat

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    Greetings All:
    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
     
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  16. steur

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    That is a real jawdropper, Bowen. Incredible!
     
  17. Tukwila

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    CRazy cool!
     
  18. AbbaDatDeHat

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    Thanks man.
    Ps: Bob said hi to ya.
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    Man that one is a nice color. Great hat, Red.

    Michael
     
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