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The Diamond Authority

Discussion in 'Hats' started by RBH, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. RBH

    RBH Bartender

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    This new society is named in honor of my TVA fedora made by Mike Moore.
    While neither Mike nor I created the diamond crease, I think the TVA brought it {the diamond crease} back to the attention of the members here, especially the newer members. Some of us had forgot what a cool crease the diamond was and could be!
    So the membership is now open, please post your diamond [TVA] crease. Old or new fedora, it does not matter, what we need is your post. Thin ribbon, wide ribbon, stingy brim , wide brim, wool or fur, all are welcome!!!

    Here is my TVA...

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  2. DanielJones

    DanielJones I'll Lock Up

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    Very nice R.! :eusa_clap :eusa_clap

    Cheers!

    Dan
     
  3. DOUGLAS

    DOUGLAS My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I like it man. :eusa_clap :eusa_clap
     
  4. RBH

    RBH Bartender

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    Hey Dan, dont you have a diamond you could post?

    Douglas, I know you have many, post us a couple shots of a crown or two!:D

    Here is my recent Campdraft remake..
    <a href="http://imageshack.us"><img src="http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/8795/hpim1741at9.jpg" border="0" alt="2campdraft"/></a>
     
  5. deanglen

    deanglen My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Here it is, wide bashed diamond, low rear crown, aiming for a fourties heigth:my Dobbs :

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    dean
     
  6. fedoralover

    fedoralover Call Me a Cab

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    It's interesting to see the different styles in making a diamond. Here's my version, I guess it's a type of diamond as I don't know what else you'd call it. This and the center dent are the only two crown shapes I like and use. This is a Mallory Monarch.

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    fedoralover
     
  7. indycop

    indycop I'll Lock Up

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    RBH does this count?
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  8. RBH

    RBH Bartender

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    YEP!
    I like it!
     
  9. RBH

    RBH Bartender

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    I like it Dean, very vintage looking to me!:eusa_clap

    Fedoralover, that is one of the very first diamond type bash style that I remember seeing. Looks very good!:eusa_clap
     
  10. J.T.Marcus

    J.T.Marcus Call Me a Cab

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    A Borsalino.


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    A cut down cowboy. American Hat Company, fur. I started with a teardrop, then pinched it to a diamond with dents in front, but not in back. Shaping was done while wet.


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  11. DOUGLAS

    DOUGLAS My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Stetson 3X
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  12. RBH

    RBH Bartender

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    Very very nice JT!!!!! :eusa_clap
    Now douglas, thats what I was talking about!!!:eusa_clap
    Great photos guys.
     
  13. bolthead

    bolthead My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Very cool thread....

    Looks like I'm gonna have to give one of my teardrops a renovation perhaps. I never had a diamong bash before, maybe I'll give it a try on my OR and see how it turns out? [huh]
     
  14. J.T.Marcus

    J.T.Marcus Call Me a Cab

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    Douglas, WOW! I'm really taken with the Stratoliner that has four "facets" in the head of the diamond. Did you originate that design? :eusa_clap :eusa_clap :eusa_clap :eusa_clap
     
  15. indycop

    indycop I'll Lock Up

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    Nice hats!! everybody!!:eusa_clap
     
  16. apipeguy

    apipeguy One of the Regulars

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    Lord, thank you for giving usa such talented hatmakers and creative hat aficionados. Wow, beautiful hats. I hope to have some luck and build a collection like y'all have!:eusa_clap
     
  17. DOUGLAS

    DOUGLAS My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Thanks RBH, I have more I just need to take some photos.

    J.T., I got this hat from Aliados. It has the same bash it had when he handed it off to me. I like the multiple facet bash.
     
  18. LEUII

    LEUII One of the Regulars

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    I'll post mine later after taking some pictures. I've always liked the diamond bash. As an aside, take a look at John Wayne's hat in some of his movies. It has a diamond bash. Rio Lobo is one example.

    JT, that muiltifaceted bash has been aroung for some time. I've seen it on some vintage hats. And, I've seen in on cowboy hats. One fellow called it the oil baron's cutter crown.
     
  19. RBH

    RBH Bartender

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    fedoralover I really like the relaxed look of this diamond.:eusa_clap
     
  20. J.T.Marcus

    J.T.Marcus Call Me a Cab

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    Fedoralover, There is a faint, but noticeable, cross in that bash. I once had a black hat with which I accentuated the cross. It was a nice effect. I have since traded it off, and don't have a pictire.
     

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