The Stratoliner Association {Premiere}

Discussion in 'Hats' started by rclark, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. rclark

    rclark Call Me a Cab

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    My new Stetson Premiere Stratoliner that was delivered earlier today. The color is Cornhill. The light is reflecting strangely off of the ribbon in the front. It is just their standard ribbon.

    The tulip tree behind me is blooming, so spring must almost be here!

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  2. RBH

    RBH Bartender

    The new offering from Stetson should have its own thread.
     
  3. rclark

    rclark Call Me a Cab

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    Good call!
     
  4. KyleK

    KyleK One of the Regulars

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    Good looking hat! I'm waiting on a mink.

    The visual effect on your ribbon is called moire - here's the wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moiré_pattern

    Commonly occurs when photographing textiles that have small, repeated patterns, sheen, etc. Most times a slight movement of the subject closer or further away from the lens or a change of focal point will remedy. It's a complex phenomenon that, trust me, can drive you crazy when photographing clothing professionally.
     
  5. rclark

    rclark Call Me a Cab

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    I just thought it was my crappy iPhone camera! :)
     
  6. fedoracentric

    fedoracentric Banned

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    Moire used to be a major problem in the printing industry, too.
     
  7. g.durand

    g.durand One Too Many

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    I received my Mink Premiere Strat today. I am impressed. As others have noted, the felt on this one is dense, has a nice hand, and shapes easily. There are still some issues with the ribbon tacking as previously mentioned, but it's not atrocious. If Hatco can get that issue under control and also stitch the liners in place, they will have a product that comes close to rivaling Stetsons from 60 years ago. Here it is out of the box and after bit of hand creasing.

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  8. splintercellsz

    splintercellsz I'll Lock Up

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    Very nice!!
     
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  9. rclark

    rclark Call Me a Cab

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    Beautiful hat and creasing, g.durand! I got a Cornhill and can't put it down.
     
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  10. g.durand

    g.durand One Too Many

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    It definitely makes you want to touch it.
     
  11. ManofKent

    ManofKent My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Looks good g.d.
     
  12. Landman

    Landman One Too Many

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    Black and Mink Stratoliners

    My black and mink Premiere Stetson Stratoliners with sterling silver reproduction hat pins. Great hats!

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  13. ManofKent

    ManofKent My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    They look good Landman.
     
  14. Landman

    Landman One Too Many

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    Thanks Richard.
     
  15. Rogera

    Rogera My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    g.d, Landman, good looking lids guys! Now we need headshots :)
     
  16. Arrggghhh, Ya'll went and made me order a tawny Strat now, and a straw to boot. Enablers, that's what we are!
     
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  17. rclark

    rclark Call Me a Cab

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    Very nice! I just got one in Cornhill color last week and it is a fantastic hat! Trying to hold off on ordering one in Caribou but I'm feeling kind of weak! My wife asked me why I have so many hats (and I have nothing compared to you guys!) and I tell her "because they make them." I just like hats. Now, I just need to search for creative ways to store my hats now that my collection is growing!
     
  18. When my wife asks me about hats, I point to her pocketbooks and shoes. That usually does the trick.
    Storing them is another matter entirely.
     
  19. g.durand

    g.durand One Too Many

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    Here you go.

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  20. rclark

    rclark Call Me a Cab

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    Very nice, g.d.! I love that Mink color.
     

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