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Oooh. Another fabulous liner... this one a bit older than the last? The color of the hat is fantastic too
Thanks, Joe. I think it is a bit older. T&W Lees did keep this colour around for a while though.

Your warm weather has you and the modern hemp Strat looking sharp.



Lovely hat and great brim dimensions for you. Cheers to #16.



Good to see your post. Glad you are safe and well. The Optimo makes my heart flutter when you post it. Love the glorious hued felt.



You have skills man! I will have to work on a couple of liners today using your recipe. Cheers.



Steve your Janyška Velour is very special. In a bit I am going back to see your post with the seal and other velours on the Comparison thread. Love this Czechoslovakian fedora. Classy and different.



Campdrafts are make for walking and adventures. You look sharp.



Thanks for posting. I look forward to seeing your neighborhoods dreamy landscapes and scenery. Your 70's Stetson is the perfect felt hue for your crawl.




Oh yes! Glorious contrast thin ribbon Perry. More VS fedoras need to be worn and showcased.


You do look sharp in a cap.


Evening festivities were complimented with your grand green fedora. Thanks for sharing.



I am enjoying English week. Bully!

Thanks to all for sharing. Viewing this thread is a dynamite healthy distraction for me that pulls my mental energies from the tragic pandemic we are all experiencing. Be safe, be strong and see you on the streets soon, Eric -
Thank you, Eric. Your hats and caps are always an inspiration.

Hmm, what is the date?
IMG_2986 by Michael A2012, on Flickr
Stetson Whippet out braving the avalanches.
IMG_2988 crop by Michael A2012, on Flickr
IMG_2990 crop by Michael A2012, on Flickr
IMG_2992 crop by Michael A2012, on Flickr
4-17-2020 Today's Clothes by Michael A2012, on Flickr

Have a good Friday,
Michael
Cool Whippet, Michael. To avoid avalanches abstain from yodeling...

Man, another great looking T&W Lees Stefan ! Nice Homburg too.
Thank you, Tim. One black homburg just isn't enough.

My long haired English Woodrow today. That's my youngest daughter intentionally photo-bombing behind me. She thinks my hat selfies are a hoot :)

I wore it as a little homage to Stefan's wonderful English hats. Actually, I bought this one from him. View attachment 228376 View attachment 228377View attachment 228378
She might be posting for herself here in the future; quality hats are bound to have an effect. Good to see you and the Woodrow, Steve. Like the Battersby another example of fine English hatmaking.

A Champ stingy today. While researching the store it was sold from a ran across a little pocketknife on ebay with their name on it. Had to have it. It seems back in the day Belk would partner with local merchants to open stores, hence the Belk-Broome name:

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Very nice, Tim.
 

Short Balding Guy

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My long haired English Woodrow today. That's my youngest daughter intentionally photo-bombing behind me. She thinks my hat selfies are a hoot :)I wore it as a little homage to Stefan's wonderful English hats. Actually, I bought this one from him.

Long haired daughter and hat are grand!

A Champ stingy today. While researching the store it was sold from a ran across a little pocketknife on ebay with their name on it. Had to have it. It seems back in the day Belk would partner with local merchants to open stores, hence the Belk-Broome name:

The advertisement, knife and hat are truly cool! Over the years I have accumulated a few of the magazine ads. I rotate different fedora/vintage advertisements in the frames in my wardrobe. The older magazine ads are grand nostalgia. The hyperbole filled ad copy that is fun to read.

Yesterday evening I was out and about in an oldster Stetson Whippet. It has the unique offset edge ribbon treatment were the bottom ribbon is bigger than the top. The sweat is just a truly soft and maleable leather. This old Whippet has a terrific quality sweat for a Royal version. The felt is off the best. It rivals Turf Club or Custom V's of the same age. This particular hat has a brim felt stain that I need to address. How? I have no idea yet. The entire hat was white gas bathed a while back. I will have to look up a few threads to see for alternatives. The flange is curious. It has a different flange as it is much more curvaceous than more modern( 40-60's) Whippets. The flange is in the mode of the 30's Stetson Scoop that I have. Very scooped in back and big snap in front. In any case it is a great example that the Whippet model of Stetson was offered for many years and they are definitely NOT the same.

i-bT5CjXB-M.jpg


This morning my long walk-about was made wearing a VS thin ribbon in sage beaver. This was inspired by the Stetson Stratoliner (a hat of mine from the 40's). The sage green is unique and I really like it.

I included a shot of one of the eagle families. The shot was taken after the eagle picked up something from the river and flew it to the roost.

i-wGPZD97-M.jpg


Be safe, be strong and see you on the street soon, Eric -
 

Short Balding Guy

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Hmm, what is the date?
IMG_2986 by Michael A2012, on Flickr
Stetson Whippet out braving the avalanches.
IMG_2988 crop by Michael A2012, on Flickr
IMG_2990 crop by Michael A2012, on Flickr
IMG_2992 crop by Michael A2012, on Flickr
4-17-2020 Today's Clothes by Michael A2012, on Flickr

Have a good Friday,
Michael

It is not a winter wonderland, but a spring wonderland. The snow on the fauna is pretty. Michael enjoy the last of the snow. Our recent snow is melting fast and with above freezing temps forecast for this coming week it will soon be all gone.

Be safe, be strong and see you on the street soon, Eric -
 

Blare

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Long haired daughter and hat are grand!



The advertisement, knife and hat are truly cool! Over the years I have accumulated a few of the magazine ads. I rotate different fedora/vintage advertisements in the frames in my wardrobe. The older magazine ads are grand nostalgia. The hyperbole filled ad copy that is fun to read.

Yesterday evening I was out and about in an oldster Stetson Whippet. It has the unique offset edge ribbon treatment were the bottom ribbon is bigger than the top. The sweat is just a truly soft and maleable leather. This old Whippet has a terrific quality sweat for a Royal version. The felt is off the best. It rivals Turf Club or Custom V's of the same age. This particular hat has a brim felt stain that I need to address. How? I have no idea yet. The entire hat was white gas bathed a while back. I will have to look up a few threads to see for alternatives. The flange is curious. It has a different flange as it is much more curvaceous than more modern( 40-60's) Whippets. The flange is in the mode of the 30's Stetson Scoop that I have. Very scooped in back and big snap in front. In any case it is a great example that the Whippet model of Stetson was offered for many years and they are definitely NOT the same.

i-bT5CjXB-M.jpg


This morning my long walk-about was made wearing a VS thin ribbon in sage beaver. This was inspired by the Stetson Stratoliner (a hat of mine from the 40's). The sage green is unique and I really like it.

I included a shot of one of the eagle families. The shot was taken after the eagle picked up something from the river and flew it to the roost.

i-wGPZD97-M.jpg


Be safe, be strong and see you on the street soon, Eric -
Nice to have some a bit worn. I feel it Gives them some character.. and are the ones many of us can be comfortable in not fearing their ruin.. though you show no fear in wearing your finest for even the toughest chores
 
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Long haired daughter and hat are grand!



The advertisement, knife and hat are truly cool! Over the years I have accumulated a few of the magazine ads. I rotate different fedora/vintage advertisements in the frames in my wardrobe. The older magazine ads are grand nostalgia. The hyperbole filled ad copy that is fun to read.

Yesterday evening I was out and about in an oldster Stetson Whippet. It has the unique offset edge ribbon treatment were the bottom ribbon is bigger than the top. The sweat is just a truly soft and maleable leather. This old Whippet has a terrific quality sweat for a Royal version. The felt is off the best. It rivals Turf Club or Custom V's of the same age. This particular hat has a brim felt stain that I need to address. How? I have no idea yet. The entire hat was white gas bathed a while back. I will have to look up a few threads to see for alternatives. The flange is curious. It has a different flange as it is much more curvaceous than more modern( 40-60's) Whippets. The flange is in the mode of the 30's Stetson Scoop that I have. Very scooped in back and big snap in front. In any case it is a great example that the Whippet model of Stetson was offered for many years and they are definitely NOT the same.

i-bT5CjXB-M.jpg


This morning my long walk-about was made wearing a VS thin ribbon in sage beaver. This was inspired by the Stetson Stratoliner (a hat of mine from the 40's). The sage green is unique and I really like it.

I included a shot of one of the eagle families. The shot was taken after the eagle picked up something from the river and flew it to the roost.

i-wGPZD97-M.jpg


Be safe, be strong and see you on the street soon, Eric -
Beautiful hats as usual, Eric.
 
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Steve your Janyška Velour is very special. In a bit I am going back to see your post with the seal and other velours on the Comparison thread. Love this Czechoslovakian fedora. Classy and different.



Thanks to all for sharing. Viewing this thread is a dynamite healthy distraction for me that pulls my mental energies from the tragic pandemic we are all experiencing. Be safe, be strong and see you on the streets soon, Eric -
Eric, Thank you! This is my only Janyška Velour and quality is excellent. I hope I can find more in the future but Janyška in general are difficult to find.

Fantastic looking Stetson "Stratoliner" from you today.
 
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This particular hat has a brim felt stain that I need to address. How? I have no idea yet. The entire hat was white gas bathed a while back. I will have to look up a few threads to see for alternatives.

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I used this on my powder blue OR on a small stain and it worked great. I was nervous using anything on that delicate color, but this is very gentle. Just a few drops in a cup of water and used a wash cloth. After the success, I then used it on a few silver bellies also with great success:

https://www.thelaundress.com/wool-and-cashmere-shampoo-16-fl-oz.html
 

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Cool project! I'm sure you have a donor hat lying around for some ribbon.
What, Stefan? Cannibalize one of my 600 odd hats? Surely you jest!
LOL

I should say 601. I pulled the trigger on a chocolate Royal Stetson today. Nice crown and 2" overwelt brim with a textured sweat and verdigris inside the tip liner. What causes that? Metals in the ink?
The wife is working from home so I'm going to have to patrol the front porch diligently in a couple days.
I managed to get a pretty nice grey Stagecoach into the barn early last week. I recognized the hatband as one of the cheap elastic ones I've found on Chinese straws, a decent color match but unworthy of the Stagecoach. Maybe that's why nobody was even watching it. I got it home for about $30 and the RS will be even less.
I am risking a very unhappy wife though so can't get acquisition crazy again.
 
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jlee562

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Super looking hat, Jared.

Good to see your post. Glad you are safe and well. The Optimo makes my heart flutter when you post it. Love the glorious hued felt.

Thanks to all for sharing. Viewing this thread is a dynamite healthy distraction for me that pulls my mental energies from the tragic pandemic we are all experiencing. Be safe, be strong and see you on the streets soon, Eric -

Good to see ya jlee. Great looking hat, and glad you are doing good. Stay safe.

Thanks, gents. I agree Eric, the Lounge has become an even better way to pass the time as of late.
 

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I used this on my powder blue OR on a small stain and it worked great. I was nervous using anything on that delicate color, but this is very gentle. Just a few drops in a cup of water and used a wash cloth. After the success, I then used it on a few silver bellies also with great success:

https://www.thelaundress.com/wool-and-cashmere-shampoo-16-fl-oz.html

Thanks sir. I will start with Woolite and if it fails I will seek out the product you have referenced. Thanks.


That is a rare fedora in a rare felt color. Congrats! The big edge ribbon treatment has a vibe that I like. You continue to look daper sir.

Lunch on the deck in a Monsavias cap.

i-PhDfZzq-M.jpg


Continuing the sage green theme I went out for a fast walk in a sage green Penny's Marathon. What a terrific hat. I wear this hat more than most and am pleased at it's quality and features each time I get to sport it.

i-HdJwL6x-M.jpg


Be safe, be strong and see you on the streets soon, Eric -
 

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Thanks sir. I will start with Woolite and if it fails I will seek out the product you have referenced. Thanks.



That is a rare fedora in a rare felt color. Congrats! The big edge ribbon treatment has a vibe that I like. You continue to look daper sir.

Lunch on the deck in a Monsavias cap.

i-PhDfZzq-M.jpg


Continuing the sage green theme I went out for a fast walk in a sage green Penny's Marathon. What a terrific hat. I wear this hat more than most and am pleased at it's quality and features each time I get to sport it.

i-HdJwL6x-M.jpg


Be safe, be strong and see you on the streets soon, Eric -
Thanks a lot!
 

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