What Hat Are You Wearing Today 1?

Discussion in 'Hats' started by AlanC, Jun 21, 2007.

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  1. moehawk

    moehawk I'll Lock Up

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    Hey all!
    This Dobbs "Sunbrero" with a Western flair was made right around 1960, give or take a year. At 65g, the unknown straw type rivals my Parabuntal in weight, with an open weave perfect for this warm summer day.

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    Have a great day!

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  2. FedOregon

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    Very nice, Alan. I came across some Cuenca straw caps on my recent trip to Ecuador. What material is used in the making of your most recent Australian acquisition?
     
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  3. steur

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    Every inch the gentleman, as always, Fabio. Great look.
     
  4. alanfgag

    alanfgag

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    The cap is made by our member Keith Lo Bue. He describes the fabric as hand woven hemp straw:

    "The hemp is grown by the Hmong tribeswomen, dried, and the hemp fiber stripped from the stem and pounded, boiled, spun and coated with wax before it can be strung on an old wooden loom and woven into the finished product. All year around the tribeswomen can be seen with hemp fibers wound around their hands, using what spare time they have to connect the separate fibers to make one use-able thread."

    The boater is made from braided straw plaits that are attached together in some fashion... I assume sewn. Much like a milan but finer and stiffer.

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  5. totallyfrozen

    totallyfrozen One of the Regulars

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    Man, you guys are all so stylish! Today, I'm wearing something most people wouldn't be caught dead wearing.
    But hey, it's 104° it's humid and I'm working outside today.
    I've yet to find a hot weather hat that beats the heat better than one of these.
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  6. RJR

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    Good looking.
     
  7. RJR

    RJR

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    That is a prize!
     
  8. RJR

    RJR

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    Both of those bodies should finish up beautifully.
     
  9. fabiovenhorst

    fabiovenhorst One Too Many

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    I have a very similar boater, made in Brazil.
     
  10. The unknown Strat clone with an easy dry crease, no steam.

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  11. NewJack

    NewJack Practically Family

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    Royal Stetson Fedora turned Porkpie...Been getting in my practice of learning to reshape crowns using very little resources except distilled water, steam, and my noggin!
     

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  12. blueAZNmonkey

    blueAZNmonkey One Too Many

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    Beautiful! I'm a sucker for pork pies =)
     
  13. Bob Roberts

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    Good job.
     
  14. nice work
     
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  15. ingineer

    ingineer One Too Many

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    Stetson Aviator 150th from DelMonico that i forgot i owned along with the Zero RH+s
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    i like the beard Bob
     
  16. FedOregon

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    Just wonderful.
     
  17. FedOregon

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    Great job on that porkpie!
     
  18. Joao Encarnado

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    Yesterday a Stagecoach
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    Today a Stetson 7XCB
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  19. splintercellsz

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    This tried and true 1900s Stetson no.1
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  20. Jeremy T Garner

    Jeremy T Garner Practically Family

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    Absolutely fantastic!! What a hat!!
     
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