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Vintage Silhouettes Custom Hats - Official Affiliate Thread

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I checked in with David Gibson at VS to get an eta on a small repair. Like so many other businesses, the pandemic has caused him all sorts of problems. He’s still making hats and chipping away at his backlog. To rub a little salt in his wounds, he was evacuated for a couple of weeks due to wildfires. He said he grabbed up everyone’s hats and fled. I guess it’s understandable that he’s a bit behind.

An hat David finished up for me last winter/spring:

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There’s no doubt that he makes a fine hat in the VS tradition.
 

Rumad

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Had anybody got a DGVS to show off? I’d like to see what he’s up to, see what his style is like. The VS website seems to still be all Art stuff still.
 

ChicagoWayVito

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I do like the black mink coachmen hat that is up in the gallery.

David is a good guy, and I too wish him the best. Very hard to maintain a storefront for custom hat makers these days :(
 

belfastboy

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I do like the black mink coachmen hat that is up in the gallery.

David is a good guy, and I too wish him the best. Very hard to maintain a storefront for custom hat makers these days :(
I was wondering about the economics of a store front.
While the ready to wear hats provide sales/revenue but as a one man shop waiting on customers takes away custom hat making time. At least Art had Marsha to handle the walk ins...
 

Apollo

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Just purchased this beauty from Rabbit: Blue smoke beaver with a 2" navy ribbon and 2 3/8" brim.

I never would have considered the blue smoke as a custom order; but I gotta tell you, it is one luscious color: Mostly a light gray with just a hint of blue! The colors of the hat in photo are quite true to life. If this isn't a Hall of Famer, I don't know what is.

This is the first VS I've laid my hands on, and I now understand what all the fuss is about. Can't wait for the custom order I have with VS for one in Dove, which should be up in line in a few weeks (I hope).

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Good day

what is the height for this crown?
 

Apollo

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Well, since you responded to the post I had for that guy. Maybe you can be of some use, Can you guess the crown’s height?
 

Apollo

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I'm guessing the crown height on Ky's hat is around 5-3/4" He likes a tall crown.

Thanks man! I appreciate your useful response.

I was thinking that also, I had to double check because you can never really tell via photo.

cheers!
 

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