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Vintage Silhouettes Custom Hats - Official Affiliate Thread

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Nathan Flowers, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. Nathan Flowers

    Nathan Flowers Head Bartender Staff Member

    One of the reasons that The Fedora Lounge is the chief and best place on the internet to find out anything and everything about headwear, both vintage and modern, is Art Fawcett. Art has been here from the beginning, learning with us, then teaching, and providing some of the very best custom hats to be had anywhere.

    We are very pleased to announce that Art Fawcett of VS Custom Hats is our first Sponsoring Affiliate of the Hats section. VS Custom Hats has proven to be one of the world's premier hatters when it comes to having the best felts, innovative designs, and classic styles. Now members of The Fedora Lounge will have the opportunity to talk with Art first-hand to get specific information and advice. We all know Art is a longtime member and contributor to the Lounge, with nearly 1.2 million views to the Art Fawcett Hall of Fame thread. Now we'll have the opportunity to share our experiences and engage with Art directly.

    Please welcome Art Fawcett and VS Custom Hats as our newest Sponsoring Affiliate.
  2. Art Fawcett

    Art Fawcett Sponsoring Affiliate

    Central Point, Or.
    As the first Sponsoring Affiliate of the hat section I thought this would be a good way to introduce the new VS line I'm calling "Modern Times". The hats here are a departure from the traditional hats I'm known for although the quality level is the same, just the styling is updated. In past conversations here on the Lounge we talked about naming the hats for famous and not so famous streets and in fact have named a few after clients served and they will be coming out soon. As for now, I've named the first few but will be asking you all for ideas based on the styling of the hat. Here are the first few

    "University Ave."

    5 1/4" crown
    2" brim
    bound in 6 ligne "Glen"
    Crown ribbon 19 ligne "University Blue"
    Diamond crease

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    "Kid row"

    5" crown
    2 1/4" brim ( raw)
    19 ligne Burgundy crown ribbon
    Modified Pork Pie crease

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    Here is one whose name may change, for now it's

    "State" NEW NAME "St. Charles"

    5 1/2 crown
    2 1/4 brim raw
    crown ribbon 19 ligne "Dark Navy"

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    "Reggie J. Way"

    5 1/4 crown
    1 7/8 brim (raw)
    16 ligne "Dark Commando"

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    OK here is where we start having fun, give me a name Guys

    " No Name"

    6" crown
    2 1/4" brim raw
    16 ligne french brown double bow
    Center dent with pinches
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    "no name"

    5 1/2 crown
    2" brim raw
    12 ligne crown ribbon in dark navy w "dog eared " pleats
    center dent

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    #3 "no name" NEW NAME "The Boulevard"

    5 3/4 crown
    2 1/4 brim raw
    16 ligne muted green with pleats

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    I have many more coming Gents but lets get these named before getting too deep.

    Now for the incentives

    Any felt hat order in the month of May will be discounted to Lounge members by $50 for Joey quality , $75 Century quality and $150 on Legacy quality. That makes finished hats $225, $310, and $999 respectively.

    Thank you for helping with this venture
    Last edited: May 2, 2013
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  3. OT1899

    OT1899 Familiar Face

    Wow ... These are way cool...! To get it started, I'm thinking of New Orleans. For the Mojave, how about "Tchoupitoulas" (pronounced "CHOP it too lass") and for the sunset, how about "Carondelet"? Also, on that midnite one, "St. Charles Avenue" would be a nice smooth alternative.

    Other thoughts?
  4. Lefty

    Lefty I'll Lock Up

    Mojave + angled navy pleats says Desert Tide to me. (not a street, I know)
    Last edited: May 1, 2013
  5. Art Fawcett

    Art Fawcett Sponsoring Affiliate

    Central Point, Or.
    St. Charles Ave. I like it!!!!
    Desert tide? Let me mull that one over Lefty. How are you Sir?
  6. g.durand

    g.durand One Too Many

    San Francisco Bay Area
    I'll second the motion. Anything named after a New Orleans street would work. Some other N.O. street names--Esplanade Ave., Canal St., and of course Bourbon St.

    And then for the hat in Sunset, there is that boulevard in L.A.

    Nice additions, Art.
  7. mikespens

    mikespens Call Me a Cab

    Tacoma, Wa
    Think you hit that one on the head g.

    That no-name #3 (Sunset Blvd?) is my favorite of the bunch Art.
  8. LoveMyHats2

    LoveMyHats2 I'll Lock Up

    Geez, really the number three hat, why not just call it "The Boulevard"?

    The number two hat, "Mulholland Drive"

    The number one hat, how about "Packard Way", or "Boardroom"...
    Last edited: May 1, 2013
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  9. kaosharper1

    kaosharper1 One Too Many

    Pasadena, CA
    What a great new line!
  10. Great news!
    How about a "Dirt Road" thin ribbon for us country hat folks????
  11. DJH

    DJH I'll Lock Up

    Ft Worth, TX
    Hmm, I'm thinking this ribbon would be really cool on a certain Panama - what ya think, Art?

  12. Art Fawcett

    Art Fawcett Sponsoring Affiliate

    Central Point, Or.
    Thank you Guys, I just made some changes to the names. I don't know why Sunset Blvd didn't occur to me on the last one. Gtdean, you are right, more to come for the thin ribbon guys also. Has "Dusty road" been done?

    Can do DJH, it's on the block as I write.
  13. Historyteach24

    Historyteach24 Call Me a Cab

    Huntington, WV
    I love the University Ave. Maybe one day!
  14. Art Fawcett

    Art Fawcett Sponsoring Affiliate

    Central Point, Or.
    It just might be sooner than you think HT, I've yet to unveil incentives. :)
  15. fedoralover

    fedoralover Call Me a Cab

    Great Northwest
    Art, great additions. They all look fantastic to me. As to the "Dusty Road" name, just to cover your bases I'd check with this guy first. Dusty Rhodes- Pro wrestler. At least he's wearing a hat. LOL


  16. bowlerman

    bowlerman I'll Lock Up

    South Dakota
    I love these, especially that Sahara with the 6" crown!

    how about Santa Monica Blvd., or Camino Del Rey for that one?
  17. seabass

    seabass Call Me a Cab

    nor cal
    Sunset Strip
    All nice hats
    I like the tall crowns they give the illusion
    To the raw brims seeming wider than they actually are.
    Nice clean look.
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  18. hatsRme

    hatsRme I'll Lock Up

    Boston area
    We're all lucky to be here at the beginning of something HUGE! Congrats, Mr. Fawcett.

    I agree, it seems a no-brainer for the Sunset Blvd. One done!

    FWIW, at first glance of the sahara double bow configuration, I wanted to peel back the outer bow to see the lighter colored ones beneath. "Peel Street," perhaps? Am I trying too hard?
    The Mojave felt, appearing very light, might be a "Great White Way?"

    Again, Congrats, Art!!
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  19. Art Fawcett

    Art Fawcett Sponsoring Affiliate

    Central Point, Or.
    Thanks Charlie. Kind words never make me mad. Keep them coming Gents. You guys are making life easy for me.

    Sent from my SCH-R530U using Tapatalk 2
  20. The Tower of Power = Too Sweet to be Sour!!!! aka Uvalde Slim
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