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Vintage Silhouettes Custom Hats - Official Affiliate Thread

Art Fawcett

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Here are a few more "no name" hats Gents

Dove
5 1/4" crown
2 3/8 brim raw
18 ligne black variegated crown ribbon
Center dent w/ pinches

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No name
Silverbelly
5 1/2 crown
2 3/8" brim w/ underwelt
19 ligne black crown ribbon w/ center stripe
center dent w/ pinches

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No name
Silverbelly
5" crown
2 1/8 under welted brim
16 ligne burgundy w/ center stripe
Diamond crease

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yet another no name but with a twist. This is actually a Tuxedo hat ala silk lined underbrim

Black Cherry
5 1/4" crown
2 1/8" brim bound in burgundy, underlined black silk
19 ligne burgundy crown ribbon with color splash
Center dent w/ pinches

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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
 
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bowlerman

I'll Lock Up
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South Dakota
Very cool tuxedo hat. I wear my Bobby Blue with my tux often, as well as my black cherry from another hatter.

The Sahara and Mojave say "interstate" to me, too. The I-15?
 

facade

A-List Customer
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315
Location
Conklin, NY
Here are a few more "no name" hats Gents

Dove
5 1/4" crown
2 3/8 brim raw
18 ligne black variegated crown ribbon
Center dent w/ pinches

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No name
Silverbelly
5 1/2 crown
2 3/8" brim w/ underwelt
19 ligne black crown ribbon w/ center stripe
center dent w/ pinches

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No name
Silverbelly
5" crown
2 1/8 under welted brim
16 ligne burgundy w/ center stripe
Diamond crease

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yet another no name but with a twist. This is actually a Tuxedo hat ala silk lined underbrim

Black Cherry
5 1/4" crown
2 1/8" brim bound in burgundy, underlined black silk
19 ligne burgundy crown ribbon with color splash
Center dent w/ pinches

View attachment 1092 View attachment 1093 View attachment 1094



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

Interesting new hats, hopefully having Art promoting hats with smaller brims will end some of the brim-size snobbery that goes on.

How about naming the hats for famous train lines?

The New Orleans Special
The California Limited
The California Zephyr
The Rock Island Rocket
The Orange Blossom Special
The Marrakesh Express

Etc.
 
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jrbobbyh

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Georgetown, TX
Love these new ones. I have a Mojave in my sights already, and that ribbon treatment is giving me ideas for what it may become.

Beautiful hats, Art!
 

Benzadmiral

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How about streets from out West? They don't have to be Western or OR-style hats as long as we stay away from obvious Western references like Montana or Arizona.

The Colfax (U.S. 40 in Denver)
The Central (Route 66 in Albuquerque)
The Edgewood or The Skyland or The Belcaro (neighborhoods in Denver)

Anyway, I like that "St. Charles," and the one just below it on page 1 with the 5.75" crown, labeled "Sunset."
 
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Historyteach24

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Huntington, WV
Curious which hat you guys think is the most casual? With my next few hats I want something that can be worn with t-shirts and jeans, brim up. Like when I play music with my buddies I want something less formal. I really think a few of these hats fit the mold what is the consensus?
 

Benzadmiral

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Curious which hat you guys think is the most casual? With my next few hats I want something that can be worn with t-shirts and jeans, brim up. Like when I play music with my buddies I want something less formal. I really think a few of these hats fit the mold what is the consensus?
The ones with the 2" brims or in that neighborhood -- the Reggie J. Way, the University Ave., or the Kid Row.
 

leo

One of the Regulars
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Location
OH & DC
Beale Street.

Several of your hats could sport that name very well. I can hear the cry of a blues harp just looking at them.
 

leo

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And let's not leave out the "east side" either...

Madison Avenue, Fifth Avenue, Broadway.

And if you accidentally (or intentionally) make one that is quite twisted, you could call it Lombard Street ;-)
 

Rabbit

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Germany
Curious which hat you guys think is the most casual? With my next few hats I want something that can be worn with t-shirts and jeans, brim up. Like when I play music with my buddies I want something less formal. I really think a few of these hats fit the mold what is the consensus?

The Kid Row (Oxblood) and the no-name Sahara on the 1st page are quite casual.
Generally speaking, raw brims and overwelts are the best candidates for casual hats; next would be underwelts in my book. Bound brims, not so much, as a rule of thumb.
Blocks that are at least just a bit tapered have often been associated with more country-esque hat designs.
The porkpie is in a class of its own, and definitely a casual design. An abomination to some, a witty invention of the English to others.

Of course it's the combination of all the elements, including color combinations.
For a T-shirt & jeans brim up look I would choose an unobtrusive and lighter (but not extremely light) felt color like Sahara, Natural, Pecan. Else Light Sage, Oxblood, Dark Moss, which would be more colorful choices.
I would avoid very dark and somber as well as very light colors.
 
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Art Fawcett

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Beale Street.

Several of your hats could sport that name very well. I can hear the cry of a blues harp just looking at them.

I'm on it Leo, one of the next batch screams Beale. I have a few more to introduce that I think Madison, and Broadway would fit.
Thanks

HT , take a look at Rabbit's post. He is dead on.
 

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