The Diamond Authority

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

  1. Jerry Probst

    Jerry Probst One of the Regulars

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    I'd be interested to know when diamonds first came into style? Teardrops too?
     
  2. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    Last night I refined the diamond in my carbon gray Fed IV. Made it a little wider and deeper.

    I lowered the whole crown by about 1/8" as well.

    fed iv carbon_20180510_074257_711x400.jpg fed iv carbon_20180510_074315_711x400.jpg
     
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  3. Hats Matter

    Hats Matter One of the Regulars

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    I contribute the following images to this thread. This is an Optimo in British Tan. You can see the diamond crease in the second image. Believe it or not, Graham Thompson made this hat for me at no charge because I had purchased about 15 hats from him at the time. I am now up to about 20.

    IMG_0430 (2).JPG IMG_0436.JPG
     
  4. Bird Lives

    Bird Lives A-List Customer

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    Being a fan of 'Moon"s, I follow his video instructions explicitly...then I let the hat assume the position however it sees fit.

    I've always thought Moon was the real thing, and captures the essence of whatever he does ..whether the spontaneity of Jazz or capturing that same spontaneity in the crease of his hat.

    Tks, Moontheloon...as a Jazz musician I appreciate those who exhibit that "off the cuff style, and who lead by example..

    My Sydney:
    [​IMG]

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  5. Bird Lives

    Bird Lives A-List Customer

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    A couple more shots....This Sydney is just deep enough to pull this off...whew...its not a deep diamond, but it doesn't touch my head.
    [​IMG][​IMG]

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  6. Not sure how I've missed this thread for so long, but I'll play:

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    My Akubra Fed IVs. I started with the Dark Brown just to see if I'd like it, and I liked it so much I immediately re-creased the other two. :D
     
  7. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    I diamonded my formerly center dented Adventurebilt, and pushed the side dents further back.

    Before/After
    ab gray_20180928_193825_400x404.jpg ab gray_20181008_083925_400x369.jpg

    I'm still not sure which way I like it better.
     
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  8. That’s incredible! The crease also changed the hat’s color. ;)


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  9. Boy, on that hat that's a tough call. I really like 'em both, but I think I'd have to give the Diamond crease a slight edge.
     
  10. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    Yes, that happens quite often.
     
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  11. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    I guess I agree (right now) because it still has the diamond. :)
     
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  12. RJR

    RJR

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    I kinda prefer the center dent but then that's how mine is done.
     
  13. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    The Indy AB proportions are so perfect that they can take either top crease with aplomb.

    I'm sure this hat will go back to a center dent at some point.
     
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  14. pairrothead01

    pairrothead01 Familiar Face

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    Been wandering about all the threads in the Lounge and found the diamond intriguing. So I took a shot at dashing my Akubra Moonstone Adventurer. I have only had the Akubra for 4 months with a bash that DM did for me in the shop. The diamond did wonders on how the hat felt on the head....super comfy. Having a hard time not wearing it all the time. I have learned bunches from FL, will share some pics once I figure out how to attach.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  15. pairrothead01

    pairrothead01 Familiar Face

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    Previous bash....I also found a soft spot for feathers.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  16. Frunobulax

    Frunobulax

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    Cool crease.

    Sent directly from my mind to yours.
     
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  17. RJR

    RJR

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    +1
     
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  18. Bluesman60

    Bluesman60 New in Town

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    The coolest diamond crease I've ever seen. Frank Sinatra, from the film "Suddenly" (1954)
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  19. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    My vote goes to 40Cal, no competition!!
    You see one of his diamonds on an eBay auction and you gotta hat!
    B
     
  20. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    Yep, I agree!

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