To Feather or Not to Feather?

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Firemanpc, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. MattJH

    MattJH One Too Many

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    Feathers last approximately a half a second on my fedoras before they are swiftly removed and discarded. Heh. Just not my thing whatsoever.
     
  2. Big_e

    Big_e Practically Family

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    Feathers add that extra flair.
    Ernest
     
  3. Garrett

    Garrett My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    #*@! the feather :eek: :D
     
  4. Mr E Train

    Mr E Train One Too Many

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    A hat is like Dumbo. It doesn't really need a feather.
     
  5. fluteplayer07

    fluteplayer07 One Too Many

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    Nope.
     
  6. Aureliano

    Aureliano I'll Lock Up

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    :arated: Feathers are for dusters!
     
  7. Lloyd

    Lloyd A-List Customer

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    Naked ribbon

    I save my feathers for my arrows
     
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  8. CircuitRider

    CircuitRider One of the Regulars

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    Depends on the hat and what I'm wearing it with...:)
     
  9. The Good

    The Good Call Me a Cab

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    I'd love to own a "dress" fedora one day, perhaps with a feather to give it some additional "formality," if you will. I don't own a fedora with a feather, but I don't think I would wear it under particularly casual circumstances, times like then I'd prefer to wear ones without a feather. Regarding formal hats in general, I don't think I'd have a homburg with a feather on it, that's where I draw the line, but I would accept it on a fedora that I use for dressier events, or even when the mood strikes me to wear it anytime.
     
  10. cptjeff

    cptjeff Practically Family

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    If there's not much contrast between the body and ribbon, I go with a feather. If there is contrast, I take it out.
     
  11. KY_RudeBoy

    KY_RudeBoy Familiar Face

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    My vintage Dobbs Royal Coachman had a small red and black feather when it arrived and I've left it in. Otherwise, I go featherless.
     
  12. Phineas Lamour

    Phineas Lamour Practically Family

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    I have a 50s Brent that came with a feather. I figured if that feather has been there 50+ years, why should I remove it? It has been in that ribbon longer than I have been alive. None of my other hats have feathers.
     
  13. ken100

    ken100 Familiar Face

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    Hmmmmm feather?

    Every hat I have I have removed the feather except for one, a very formal light to mid grey Dobbs fed, this I cant seem to wear with anything casual.
    Teamed with my mid length wool and cashmir overcoat over a suit works well for me, thats about it for feathers for me.
    Ken.
     
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  14. Scotus

    Scotus One of the Regulars

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    The very first thing I do after buying a new hat is take out the feather and throw it away.
     
  15. The Lark

    The Lark One of the Regulars

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    I like to wear the feather with a Hollywood curved brim.

    But then, I'm an exhibitionist at heart.
     
  16. Feathers only look good when they are large turkey feathers & attached to the hat of bull rider, JMHO...
     
  17. CRH

    CRH Call Me a Cab

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    The best ones are eagle feathers but, well...

    Only folks of proper ancestry can wear eagle feathers. ;)
     
  18. jporgeck

    jporgeck Familiar Face

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    I prefer mine on a feather boa wrapped around a hot lookin' dame wearin' nothing but my featherless fedora.;)
     
  19. StetsonHomburg

    StetsonHomburg Practically Family

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    None of your business!
    Too true! lol
     
  20. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    Depends on the particular hat, but most of mine are sans feather.
     

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