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The Shoe

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Terrific harvest. You "reaped" some terrific hats this week.



I love the sahara fedora with curled brims. The pics of your hat makes me yearn for a similar hat. Your wife's hat is grand and I like the ribbon treatment. I showed pics to my wife and she is unconvinced that she could wear such a hat. I am working on her. Thank your wife for the motivating pics.

Morning dog soirre in a Brock fedora. Lovely blue hat for a cool morning.

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After arriving home I strolled through the snowy yard in a blue Playboy enjoying a cup of coffee. The Air Light Playboy version is exactly as advertised - light.

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Snow shoveling time was spent under a Stetson Stratoliner. Glorious unlined hat that I need to be careful of wearing. I like this hat and need to be careful of wearing it to an early demise. Thank goodness I have a couple of the sage Stratoliners so I can rotate between them.

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Cheers this morning, Eric -
Thanks for the kind words, Eric. Etsuko appreciated it. I’m sure it’s just a matter of getting the hurdle of getting that first hat/that first of a new style on the head for your wife. Keep at it.
Etsuko just ordered a couple of new cloche hats from the Village Hat Shop. If anyone has good info on places to find good women’s hats, it would be appreciated. I know @belfastboy was looking at making women’s hats, but haven’t seen any as yet.
 

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Thanks for the kind words, Eric. Etsuko appreciated it. I’m sure it’s just a matter of getting the hurdle of getting that first hat/that first of a new style on the head for your wife. Keep at it.
Etsuko just ordered a couple of new cloche hats from the Village Hat Shop. If anyone has good info on places to find good women’s hats, it would be appreciated. I know @belfastboy was looking at making women’s hats, but haven’t seen any as yet.

Women tend to look better in "our" hats than we do, Gary. I know my daughters do, and I'm not the only one who has noticed that :)

Etsuko always looks good in her chosen choice of headwear, as do you btw. I'm sure she would look good in any hat. You both have style and know how to carry it off. That's the secret ;-)
 

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Thanks for the kind words, Eric. Etsuko appreciated it. I’m sure it’s just a matter of getting the hurdle of getting that first hat/that first of a new style on the head for your wife. Keep at it.
Etsuko just ordered a couple of new cloche hats from the Village Hat Shop. If anyone has good info on places to find good women’s hats, it would be appreciated. I know @belfastboy was looking at making women’s hats, but haven’t seen any as yet.
Here are 2 hats I made for my wife. The Navy blue has a wire in the brim so it can be styled as more a cloche look or fully flipped up or something in between. My other hats for female clients have been more fedora stylings with some feminine touches in the ribbon/bow work. In the first pic the brim binding has yet to have the final sewing just the basting stitch. I have blocks to fit down to a 6 3/4 head size in both reg & long oval.
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Here are 2 hats I made for my wife. The Navy blue has a wire in the brim so it can be styled as more a cloche look or fully flipped up or something in between. My other hats for female clients have been more fedora stylings with some feminine touches in the ribbon/bow work. In the first pic the brim binding has yet to have the final sewing just the basting stitch. I have blocks to fit down to a 6 3/4 head size in both reg & long oval.
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Really nice Robert.
 

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Started off the day with Mallory The Dallas

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This evening switched to the latest arrival

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Lee Hats - White Label - Gay Prince styling
Very light silver felt with Velvet texture finish
5 inch crown with center dent (about 5 1/2 open)
2 5/8 brim with GP inspired slash/dash binding
7/8 self felted band with matching slash/dash pattern

This is the bell of the ball of the three hats to arrive yesterday. While the other two might not be too much to write home about, this one steals the show. I believe this my first Lee White label and I have never come across a Lee with this type of styling. I do own two Dobbs Gay Prince hats which this Lee is modeled after, which makes a great point of reference for me. As many brands did make their own attempt to copy the GP styling it does not surprise me that Lee made this offering. What does surprise me is how much they got right! First they chose to go with an alternating whip stitch and saddle stitch for the edge biding creating an appealing slash dash pattern a sort of GP upgrade. However beyond the visual aspect of the brim binding and self felted band. Lee went above and beyond with the felt finish. The GP hats generally have a very thin extremely short hair velvety finish. A quality of felt I haven’t really come across on too many other hats. Lee came VERY close here. Especially with what I am assuming a mid to late 50s hat. (Which I am basing on the later Lee logo… not sure when the change was made). Probably not same felt as my 40s GP but very similar to my 50s. The moths seem to agree as there are quite a number of small moth divots and tracks along the top of the brim but they really do not take away from the beauty of this hat. The color is an absolutely beautiful very light silver. The original price tag had this one retailing at $15. It came in a very cool Lee hats box. I’m really enjoying this rare unusual treasure. Thanks to Bob for the heads up on this one.

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The Lee is a bit light shade silver than The Dallas.

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The Shoe

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Women tend to look better in "our" hats than we do, Gary. I know my daughters do, and I'm not the only one who has noticed that :)

Etsuko always looks good in her chosen choice of headwear, as do you btw. I'm sure she would look good in any hat. You both have style and know how to carry it off. That's the secret ;-)
Don’t I know it. And you guys never leave me in any doubt about who’s looking better!:confused:
But she doesn’t own much in the way of typical Fedora-type hats. I do keep encouraging her on that front, but she’s not so confident in that style. She tends to prefer cloches or Casa Blanca(?) hats…mushroom hats?…like a kettle brim, but with the brim turned down rather than up. I’m still getting to know the women’s hat styles and what they’re called.

Here are 2 hats I made for my wife. The Navy blue has a wire in the brim so it can be styled as more a cloche look or fully flipped up or something in between. My other hats for female clients have been more fedora stylings with some feminine touches in the ribbon/bow work. In the first pic the brim binding has yet to have the final sewing just the basting stitch. I have blocks to fit down to a 6 3/4 head size in both reg & long oval.
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Thanks for the pictures. That second hat, in particular, is quite spectacular. Etsuko was also impressed. We’ll certainly keep you in mind next time Etsuko’s looking for something.
 

Short Balding Guy

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Started off the day with Mallory The Dallas
This evening switched to the latest arrival
Lee Hats - White Label - Gay Prince styling
Very light silver felt with Velvet texture finish
5 inch crown with center dent (about 5 1/2 open)
2 5/8 brim with GP inspired slash/dash binding
7/8 self felted band with matching slash/dash pattern

This is the bell of the ball of the three hats to arrive yesterday. While the other two might not be too much to write home about, this one steals the show. I believe this my first Lee White label and I have never come across a Lee with this type of styling. I do own two Dobbs Gay Prince hats which this Lee is modeled after, which makes a great point of reference for me. As many brands did make their own attempt to copy the GP styling it does not surprise me that Lee made this offering. What does surprise me is how much they got right! First they chose to go with an alternating whip stitch and saddle stitch for the edge biding creating an appealing slash dash pattern a sort of GP upgrade. However beyond the visual aspect of the brim binding and self felted band. Lee went above and beyond with the felt finish. The GP hats generally have a very thin extremely short hair velvety finish. A quality of felt I haven’t really come across on too many other hats. Lee came VERY close here. Especially with what I am assuming a mid to late 50s hat. (Which I am basing on the later Lee logo… not sure when the change was made). Probably not same felt as my 40s GP but very similar to my 50s. The moths seem to agree as there are quite a number of small moth divots and tracks along the top of the brim but they really do not take away from the beauty of this hat. The color is an absolutely beautiful very light silver. The original price tag had this one retailing at $15. It came in a very cool Lee hats box. I’m really enjoying this rare unusual treasure. Thanks to Bob for the heads up on this one.The Lee is a bit light shade silver than The Dallas.

Thanks for sharing your new hat and the Dallas. The whip stitched hat is very unique and makes a terrific addition to your hat rack. Cheers on upcoming whip stitched hat expeditions.

I like the Dallas very much. I reach for the Dallas that is on my hat rack frequently. It has glorious felt and is easy to wear. The thin ribbon covers a lot of wearing situations, IMO. You wear the hat well.


Cool pic.

That time of year again. Snow finally hit the ground. Latter this year than any other year in the last 20 years.
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Stay safe everyone
Johnny

Johnny; The VS hat keeps on tick'n and takes a lick'n. Good to see your hat out on snowy adventures. Congrats on first snow fall. Ours came the past couple days and like your experience it is tardy (based on historic first snows).

For a dog soirre my head was topped in a Stetson Royal DeLuxe Viscount. Great hat, clearly labeled and yet no one called my "lord." ;):D Seriously my pics do not showcase the glorious camel hued felt.

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It is one of less than a handful of back bowed hats I have and over time I have gotten to enjoy them more.

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Home and on a walkabout sipping coffee in a Stetson Vogue.

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Cheers on a cool Monday morning in Minnesota. Cheers, Eric -
 

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Thanks for sharing your new hat and the Dallas. The whip stitched hat is very unique and makes a terrific addition to your hat rack. Cheers on upcoming whip stitched hat expeditions.

I like the Dallas very much. I reach for the Dallas that is on my hat rack frequently. It has glorious felt and is easy to wear. The thin ribbon covers a lot of wearing situations, IMO. You wear the hat well

Thank you very much Eric. Love the wide brim binding on your Vogue
 

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Bill what a grand hat. It has passed through the hands of terrific modern hatters.

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Today the rain raged from dawn to well beyond sunset, now a powerful wind has swept the clouds and the moon has appeared.
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The photos are from yesterday morning before the bad weather started.
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The Borsalino "Misto Stagno" with "Ossido" colored hatband accompanied me on a long tour among the last autumn leaves, then wind and rain.
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This was supposed to be the hat for Sunday, but the weather forecast promised stormy weather and it did
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Be that as it may: Happy Sunday!

Love the Misto felts! Eye catching felts.

All is good brother. Been lurking a bit but you know it can be quite intimidating posting a hat after Eric.
Tom D.

Apologies if my posts come off as such. It is unintended. My wife calls me an "Excitable Boy." I like to think of her meaning that I am very passionate/active and certainly not as the person in the Warren Zevon song (Excitable Boy). ;):D

Cheers and good to see your posts.

There's been some wonderful old black hats shown lately, so I'll hop aboard the train with this wartime camber Dobbs:
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Love the hat. Sharp.

Late to yesterday's party. Knapp-Felt in my favorite shade of black.

I'm grimacing because I'm being slammed in the face with our first snow of the season.

Cheers for the black hats! Congrats on snow.

Cheers, Eric -
 
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Daniele Tanto

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Today the biggest difficulty was not getting rain on my head while taking pictures.
As soon as I went out it started to rain, however I managed it even in the dark autumn afternoon light.
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One of the hats in my collection with weird colors to say the least.
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It looks black, in reality it is a very black green with green trimmings.
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Charles Hatters High Quality or a Borsalino disguised as a hat produced in the UK.
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Felt has this indefinite color and peculiar shape with a high crown and narrow brims like a 1930s hat, but it was done much later.
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A great hat that has been chased by the rain.
Thanks for your likes and appreciations
 

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Late to yesterday's party. Knapp-Felt in my favorite shade of black.

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I'm grimacing because I'm being slammed in the face with our first snow of the season.
Late but well worth the wait! I love this hat of yours!

Today the biggest difficulty was not getting rain on my head while taking pictures.
As soon as I went out it started to rain, however I managed it even in the dark autumn afternoon light.
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One of the hats in my collection with weird colors to say the least.
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It looks black, in reality it is a very black green with green trimmings.
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Felt has this indefinite color and peculiar shape with a high crown and narrow brims like a 1930s hat, but it was done much later.
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A great hat that has been chased by the rain.
Thanks for your likes and appreciations
Keep the special felt finishes parade going, Daniele!!
 
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