THE LAST OPEN ROAD

Discussion in 'Hats' started by DOUGLAS, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. DOUGLAS

    DOUGLAS My Mail is Forwarded Here

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  2. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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    somehow I had a feeling that was going to you. It looks real nice.
     
  3. 'Twill be interesting to see what the pin is, eh?

    bk
     
  4. That's the best-looking Open Road I've ever seen. I even prefer it over the Stetson 100. Excellent win! :eusa_clap

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  5. DOUGLAS

    DOUGLAS My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    BK,unless the pin is original or will leave a permanent hole I am going to remove it.I am not big on decoration unless it is there from the start.
    Dinerman,you can bid easy now as my hat buying is slowing down and the ORs are off my list.
    Marc,I am rather fond of this one myself. However the 100 is a hard hat to beat and it the long haul I think that the 100 will wear better and longer than this one.
     
  6. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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    eh- I'm a cheapskate who already has an open road. I really don't mind.
     
  7. DOUGLAS

    DOUGLAS My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Dinerman there are no cheapskates here only sharp buyers of vintage materials who know how to find the the good deals.
     
  8. Nicely done.

    Douglas,

    If you ever feel you have too many OR's on hand, please feel free to contact me regarding any you might want to cull from your herd. I'm a 7 1/4 myself. You do so well on your acquisitions, I'd consider your rejects.
     
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  10. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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    yeah keep an EYE out for something cool

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  11. DOUGLAS

    DOUGLAS My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Now come on you have gotten a fair share of beauties;)

    GF I will let you know if any don't make the grade

    Mind you this does'nt mean I won't be looking for some gems.
     
  12. ideaguy

    ideaguy One Too Many

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    Like the Bambino, pointing with his bat toward deep center field, smiles and says "I think this is the last one-we'll see what the pitch brings..."
     
  13. DOUGLAS

    DOUGLAS My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I am going to make a conserted effort ;)
     
  14. DOUGLAS

    DOUGLAS My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Well the hat came last night.The sweat band is real nice and the color is great, kind of pinkish cast but I suppose my expectation was a bit too high. The hat is super ,super stiff brim and crown both, even more so than
    the 100. I had a bear of a time just getting it to sit on my head. I am not patient and after 10 minutes of steam I went to strait water to try to bend down the brim (it must have been stored on it's brim) not easy. I also tried to get the crown bashed to where the hat could sit down on my head in stead of on top of my head. I can use it for a frisbee. So I'm not sure what I will do with this one.
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    Here is that nifty pin. It does not go through the hat which is a good thing It is a strait pin type that goes behind the bow.
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    Perhaps I need to wear this in a heavy rain. I see that if I keep this hat it will need some serious wrangling to get it under control.
     
  15. Katt in Hat

    Katt in Hat A-List Customer

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    Fantastically Creative Usage of the Language!!!

    "I see that if I keep this hat it will need some serious wrangling to get under control."

    :drum: :arated: :drum:
     
  16. You seem a little disgruntled. So sorry you're having trouble with it. It appears to be great hat. Do you think a dunk in denatured alcohol would strip the stiffener? In the auction photo it didn't seem to have the usual Alpine crease in the crown, just a centered bash, but your bash like okay. That's a cool pin though. Are you going to keep it on the the hat now that you've city-fied it?
     
  17. DOUGLAS

    DOUGLAS My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    GF,I'm disappointed not disgruntled. I know when I get a hat it may not be what I expected. That is the nature of the beast. I wanted my last OR to be comfortable so I can wear it as the others I bought are really softer than this one and I was hoping to save them for special days. I have read the posts about how stiff these can be so I don't feel I 've been blind sided. I'm just not used to fighting so much to get a hat to sit well.I will put the hat through its paces and see if it will obay.
    I don't know about the pin yet. I may leave it in for a while and see how it goes.
     
  18. Razzman

    Razzman One Too Many

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    Well Douglas, another sweet looking hat. It looks very clean. Good job with the bash. I hope there are few OR left out there. Congratulations on another fine job. :eusa_clap
     

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