The Bowler or Derby Hat

Discussion in 'Hats' started by carter, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    Jim is good with computers. Maybe he could do a composite of you and Mike's fez, if you authorize it. [emoji2]

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  2. I think he should do it anyway. Then on April 1st he should hack the Lounge and put a fez on anyone who posts a head shot. :p
     
  3. drmaxtejeda

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    Mexico's April 1st is December 28. "Día de los inocentes", or "day of the naïve", it's called.
    That's sooner.

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  4. drmaxtejeda

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    Very well put.

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  5. ofcoursemyhorse

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    American made Derby in light blue. Bluebowler.jpg Blue Bowler.jpg blue bowler3.jpg
     
  6. steur

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    Let me save you some trouble. Torrential rains here today: time for indoor headwear. Do you think there's a thread in it? "What fez are you wearing today?":D
    Both fezzes are of my own making.
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  7. drmaxtejeda

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    Hahahaha LOL [emoji2]

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  8. Steve1857

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    I think I'd be wearing a Steur fez today if you went into production Stefan. They look good to me. You might prefer a Fedora, Bowler, Homburg, but you rock those fezzies, too. Cudos [emoji4]

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  9. drmaxtejeda

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    Niice!

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  10. steur

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    Gentlemen, thanks! If you find yourself with a few days off this month, it's a nice project to keep you occupied for a day or two. Here's the "how to" link:
    https://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/so-i-got-me-this-fez-see.52862/page-8#post-2305365
    And the posts thereafter too. Very satisfying work.
    The FEZ thread is in need of some attention (but I haven't found another nice fez of late to add).
     
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  11. deadlyhandsome

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    Oh, great. Now I want a fez! No, now I want two fezzes (sp?). A year ago I was sure I’d never want a derby and now I have one and I’m on the hunt for another. I thought I’d never want a fez and now I can see myself wearing both of those. This place is dangerous.

    You pull that look off with ease.


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  12. drmaxtejeda

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    It would look more authentic on him if he had a little more melanin in his skin, but he looks alright for a güero. Right, Daniel?

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  13. steur

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    Thanks, gentlemen. The fez comes highly recommended (if only for the enjoyment of family members). And it is one piece of headwear you can wear indoors without breach of hat-etiquette. The other would be a smoking cap, preferably to be worn with a velvet dinner jacket. I have a smoking cap, now all I need is the dinner jacket. We northern types have more use for velvet than for melanin:D
     
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  14. ofcoursemyhorse

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    This is one I've had for a while I don't think it ever made its way to this thread yet.
     
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  17. bowlerman

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    This is what happens when I shave my beard. It goes in stages and requires many pics, because who knows if I (or my lady friend) will have six+ weeks of patience next? This is my early 20th century (1920s?) Knox vented derby, in the study, with the candlestick (uh, candlestick not pictured)...

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  18. mayserwegener

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    C. W. Borchert Berlin W., 58cm, 145 grams possibly late 1920s early 1930s. This Stiff Felt is from the same seller + original owner of the P. & C. Habig Wien "Special", P. & C. Habig's "Special Qualität" Reine Handarbeit Berlin Friedrichstr. 82a Soft Felt. I know Rehfus & Cie. Kehl a. Rhein was a supplier for C. W. Borchert Berlin W so could have been made by them. It has some C. G. Wilke characteristics so they could also be a possible source. The overall quality is very high and it wears comfortably.

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  19. Garrett

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  20. Erikhel

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    Dunn & Co, mint condition, Ebay find. They´re not that common in my vulgarly huge head size, but this one fits perfectly. I don't know if the tag "10/83" says anything about the hat's age, maybe I could get assistance from one of the experts present?

    Now I just need a decent Lock & Co, a nice looking Bates and a Dunn Perfectus, all in 7 3/8, and I'd regard my collection as complete. (Yeah right, THAT's gonna happen...)



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