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Discussion in 'Hats' started by AlanC, Jun 21, 2007.
That extra-wide ribbon sets that hat off perfectly! A very good look,
No offense taken, Musashi! Art's hats do indeed cost more than off-the-shelf models. But they cost far less than, say, a bespoke pair of shoes or suit would. Art could charge a lot more than he does, but he is making an effort to keep his hats within reach of the common man.
As for why they look so much better, part of the equation is top-notch materials, another part is consumate skill. But most important is simply the fact that he uses tall crowns with little or no taper. It's amazing what a difference this makes. Hat companies would do well to incorporate at least a few models with straight-sided crowns into their lines. There is nothing wrong with a tapered crown if you have the physiognomy that requires it, but not all people do. Even a modest quality hat looks impressive with a full crown--the Akubra Campraft is a good example.
Anyone contemplating buying a hat for the first time should keep in mind the cost/value ratio. Paying twice or three times as much for a hat that will last ten times as long is not really expensive in the long run. Plus you get other benefits such as perfect fit, intense customer service, and the ability to choose all the details and features yourself.
So Art actually sends you by mail a device to measure your head? "Conformer" ?
Thats pretty awesome if so. I may just have to make my next hat one of these.
Can anyone discretely (PM) suggest to me how much money we are talking about for a custom job?
A somewhat better hat for a little snow today.
My Stetson Stratoliner [again!]
I like that Mallory Jimmy!
We were posting about the same time.
Great minds ya know.
Look forward to see what you bring to Monteagle!
Thanks, R! That Strat of yours has been getting a workout lately!
I know two hats I'll be bringing to Monteagle for sure...
:eusa_clap The proportions on that one are so perfect!:eusa_clap
Decisions, decisions, decisions...
Was going to wear the nice warm Biltmore Golden Pheasant:
When really I want to wear my beloved Resistol only it, unfortunately has the sweat about ready to fall out of it and will be shipped out this coming week along with a couple others to Optimo to be repaired. (It will be missed):
So, after all, I will probably be wearing my Akubra Stockman that my father gave me just this autumn after all my years of lusting after it:
If all this has you confused take a look at the icon I used above
:eusa_clap :eusa_clap Do you nokabout in your nokabout?
I love that Stratoliner and its been a favorite to wear.
Great hat week-end for everyone! DJ-Cat, J-1, Anon, Scott, RBH, and JTL; what great hats! Colors, styles, AND (AS Lefty calls it) swagger, well done all.
Went out with some old friends yesterday in my Royal DeLuxe Stetson Open Road:
And wore my Portis Lite-Wate for church this morning:
Love that Portis, Mr. P. JtL, that Nokabout is a knockout! RBH - keep that Stratoliner in the rotation!
I'm wearing my VS again:
Brrrr, it is cold around here!!!
Need a hat with some substance to it, so Buckaroo Hatters Field & Stream Tribute custom (photo from greener, warmer days)...
What fine hats everyone - so great to see how everyones style fits them perfectly :eusa_clap :eusa_clap
I'll be driving up & will have plenty of room if you want to ship some over to my house ahead of time, especially any vintage 7 1/2's!!!!!
That dude has plenty 7 1\2s.