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jonesy86

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I'm pretty sure that no one even bats an eye anymore at this old man taking selfies on the beach wearing a leather jacket and fur felt hat.

Resistol 5X Beaver with touches of Alley Cat Hat Co..
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A true joy to behold, Alan. What a shame Hawes didn't last longer.
My goodness, Alan! I’ve long ago exhausted my vocabulary to adequately comment on your hats, but this one just moves me. What a great hat, and I did enjoy seeing it. Thank you!
Wow, thanks for sharing this beauty!

Thank you for the notes... much appreciated. Josh did a wonderful write-up on this company a decade ago. I think I've added four hats overall to the thread over the years - a soft hat, a derby, a boater, and another straw that may have been a woman's style. Perhaps their company mission to come in 2 dollars below Stetson and Knox and the other major makers could not be maintained and be profitable. They don't seem to have continued beyond WWI.
 

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I don't know if the windbreaker or the hat is older.
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However, today with an antique jacket and black Barbisio with pleated ribbon sold in Germany, I enjoyed the sunshine of a warm autumn.
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Great discovery of Stefan who has hit my tastes, on the other hand I treat him very well.
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This is one of those hats that when it reappears from the boxes it always gives me a bit of emotion.
Happy Friday to you all

Thanks for the likes and comments yesterday. The hat parade is going strong these last days of October.

This morning I wore a gilled Monson fedora for my morning dog jaunt.

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A quick errand found me in a Stetson Playboy.

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Cheers, Eric -
Eric and Daniele with a fabulous display of gills today
 

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I'm pretty sure that no one even bats an eye anymore at this old man taking selfies on the beach wearing a leather jacket and fur felt hat.

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“Oh that’s just David…. He’s gonna take a few selfie’s with his hat and then he’s gonna swim on out past the breakers and float around a while. Don’t worry…. He’s not dead…. He’s VERY much LIVING!


By the way… beautiful Resistol
 
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Arrived just in time for a nice night out to Dinner with my Grandmother!
First time shaping a hat, and haven't steamed anything in yet. I'm finding symmetry is much more difficult than everyone on YouTube makes it look, haha.
Stetson Premier Stratoliner in sage.
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I want to say that perfect symmetry isn’t important, but most of us try for it. I really like the asymmetrical “organic” creases seen in historic photos, but I always try to at least start out symmetrical. Yours looks good now and it will develop over time with use.
 

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This Stevens 3X Beaver California Weight resides in the same hat box as yesterday’s Marathon. I believe I need to open this box more often.

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Amusingly enough I just noticed on the sweat…. “3X Beaver” “Hares Fur”. Well at least they are partially honest about it :D
 
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Nice job.. ease of symmetry may come in time…. Though a little bit of asymmetry can add a bit of character

I want to say that perfect symmetry isn’t important, but most of us try for it. I really like the asymmetrical “organic” creases seen in historic photos, but I always try to at least start out symmetrical. Yours looks good now and it will develop over time with use.

Thanks! I'm not too worried about perfect symmetry, and do like the idea of letting the crease develop its own character, but trying to start symmetrical is definitely a goal. The first crease I tried was straight down the middle, and I couldn't get it even remotely strait, let alone symmetrical haha. Looking at some of the other hats with center creases, I think I may have been over-analyzing/criticizing my creasing though (I mean, it was still way off, just not as bad as my mind eye was making it out to be).
 

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Hawes Von Gal, c.1910. Among the rarest of rare... a soft hat with longhair finish produced by a short lived company (founded late 1800s, entered receivership in 1914). Many advertisements for the Hawes $3 hat survive, but precious few examples and almost all are stiff hats in rough condition. Well made and beautifully finished - from the drape of the bow, perhaps a silk ribbon. I don't wear it often - hope you enjoy seeing it.

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Could you please add that to the Hard-to-find thread Alan? Or is it OK if I do?
 

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Thanks! I'm not too worried about perfect symmetry, and do like the idea of letting the crease develop its own character, but trying to start symmetrical is definitely a goal. The first crease I tried was straight down the middle, and I couldn't get it even remotely strait, let alone symmetrical haha. Looking at some of the other hats with center creases, I think I may have been over-analyzing/criticizing my creasing though (I mean, it was still way off, just not as bad as my mind eye was making it out to be).
Oh I get it… especially when brand new. The urge for perfection can be strong and understandable. I’m usually dealing with felts that are decades older than me.. they can sometimes be set in their ways LOL.
 

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Arrived just in time for a nice night out to Dinner with my Grandmother!
First time shaping a hat, and haven't steamed anything in yet. I'm finding symmetry is much more difficult than everyone on YouTube makes it look, haha.
Stetson Premier Stratoliner in sage.
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Welcome to the Lounge. Nice looking Strat. Great colour, too. Steam is your friend. Don't worry too much about symmetry. Our heads and faces aren't symmetrical either.
It would be nice to see some photos of the inside of your Strat.
Hope your Grandmother enjoyed her evening btw.
 

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This Stevens 3X Beaver California Weight resides in the same hat box as yesterday’s Marathon. I believe I need to open this box more often.

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Amusingly enough I just noticed on the sweat…. “3X Beaver” “Hares Fur”. Well at least they are partially honest about it :D

Wish I had a box like that, Joe :)
 

FunnelVission

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Welcome to the Lounge. Nice looking Strat. Great colour, too. Steam is your friend. Don't worry too much about symmetry. Our heads and faces aren't symmetrical either.
It would be nice to see some photos of the inside of your Strat.
Hope your Grandmother enjoyed her evening btw.
Thanks! Here's an inside picture of it!
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The leather buckling is from my strip of webbing. I wear a long oval, so the only hat I have that doesn't need something on the sides is my Gannon. Out of the box it was nice and flat though. I do like the little gold line running along the edge, thought that was a nice little touch.

On your reply from the new hat thread, I will have to add a derby to my list! Currently though my top want is a vintage OR to replace my modern one. We haven't left for dinner yet (leave in about an hour), but we will do our best to have a great dinner ;), thanks!
 

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Thanks! I'm not too worried about perfect symmetry, and do like the idea of letting the crease develop its own character, but trying to start symmetrical is definitely a goal. The first crease I tried was straight down the middle, and I couldn't get it even remotely strait, let alone symmetrical haha. Looking at some of the other hats with center creases, I think I may have been over-analyzing/criticizing my creasing though (I mean, it was still way off, just not as bad as my mind eye was making it out to be).
Symmetry is much like the weather...some days better then others but always evolving.
Great Strat contrast.
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This Stevens 3X Beaver California Weight resides in the same hat box as yesterday’s Marathon. I believe I need to open this box more often.

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Amusingly enough I just noticed on the sweat…. “3X Beaver” “Hares Fur”. Well at least they are partially honest about it :D

Awesome looking lid and love the ribbon! Hare, Beaver, Kitten fur, tarantula fuzz; doesn’t matter. The durn hat is super sharp and I’d wear it so often it wouldn’t get much box time!
 
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