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Black Sheep isn’t taking orders at the moment (unless something has recently changed) and his queue has been running over two years. He (Bob) offers options not available elsewhere including hand dyed felt colors.

I believe FEPSA might have bodies in a color that is close. You just need to ask Tim if he has a color that’s close and select the hatter. A more economical and VERY fast choice is a rabbit fur felt hat from Agnoulita. Less than $200 (US), free shipping, and you should get your custom made hat in less than 30 days!

Between purple, Byzantine, jewel, plum, burgundy, and wine they probably have a felt that’s close.

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GHT

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Black Sheep isn’t taking orders at the moment (unless something has recently changed) and his queue has been running over two years. He (Bob) offers options not available elsewhere including hand dyed felt colors.

I believe FEPSA might have bodies in a color that is close. You just need to ask Tim if he has a color that’s close and select the hatter. A more economical and VERY fast choice is a rabbit fur felt hat from Agnoulita. Less than $200 (US), free shipping, and you should get your custom made hat in less than 30 days!

Between purple, Byzantine, jewel, plum, burgundy, and wine they probably have a felt that’s close.

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Your reply was much appreciated, your train of thought is more or less in tandem with what I have chosen.
The good ladies at Gamble & Gunn in Devon are making me a white fedora, white absorbs dye far better than any colour.

There is another small company in Dorchester that specialises in ladies hats, my wife has had a couple made there. The proprietor, Cheryl, has agreed to dye the white fedora, at my own risk.
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I actually considered trying to apply the dye myself, but even if that was successful I would be hopeless at removing and re-attaching the hat band ribbon, which also needs the same colour.
It will, probably be the end of September before it is done, I will post the end result, unless that is, it's a total disaster!
 

GHT

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A green Barbisio today. One with nature! ;-)
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Great shade of green, you wear it well. Green is my choice today too. Given my oversized cranium I tend to go for bespoke, that's hat language for, made to measure. The green in my hat is more prominent than pictured, I really should use the camera instead of the phone.
My wife made the shirt and trousers, the ladies at Gamble & Gunn made the hat, whilst Colin, of Colin Johnston Shoes, made the spectators.
Like the hat, the colour green on the shoes is lost to the phone's camera.
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Pellie

One Too Many
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Great shade of green, you wear it well. Green is my choice today too. Given my oversized cranium I tend to go for bespoke, that's hat language for, made to measure. The green in my hat is more prominent than pictured, I really should use the camera instead of the phone.
My wife made the shirt and trousers, the ladies at Gamble & Gunn made the hat, whilst Colin, of Colin Johnston Shoes, made the spectators.
Like the hat, the colour green on the shoes is lost to the phone's camera.
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Thanks. You wear green well too!!
 
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An impressive line up as ever, but given that the temperature in your neck of the wood is around 32C that's about 90F in old money, there is only one choice.
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Penumbra Panama. Fabulous hat, but in this heat, a corduroy jacket and a collar & tie.
Class or what?
Thank you, Robert!

Fitting for the Duke of Dalton! Gorgeous hat, Jim.

Thanks, Steve. No fight among the jury this week it seems.

A great parade, but that Mallory homburg really spoke to me.
It should: you're the one that got me that one! Fabulous hat.

Outstanding hat, Max.

Gotta agree with Brent here.
No pressure:) But a good choice! Thanks, Joe.
 
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Gorgeous hat, Perry. The ribbon makes it stand out.

Back to work after five weeks off. Way too hot for felt but I had to try out my newest Wolfbrae! 100% beaver using FEPSA felt:

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Very nice, Brent. I like the colour and the shallow flange on the brim.

Broke out the Lee Adventure today - sort of a beige/camel color.

Super thin, lightweight, but still with a wonderful feel to the felt. It has a very fine texture.

I'm not sure if all Lee Adventure hats are like this - but I'd love to get more in different colors. View attachment 445318
Beautiful hat. Looks good brim up.
 
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Niiiiice!

A green Barbisio today. One with nature! ;-)
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Great shade of green, you wear it well. Green is my choice today too. Given my oversized cranium I tend to go for bespoke, that's hat language for, made to measure. The green in my hat is more prominent than pictured, I really should use the camera instead of the phone.
My wife made the shirt and trousers, the ladies at Gamble & Gunn made the hat, whilst Colin, of Colin Johnston Shoes, made the spectators.
Like the hat, the colour green on the shoes is lost to the phone's camera.
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What's with the green hats all of a sudden. Have some consideration!;)

Borsalino Peluche (too warm for this hat, but I haven’t been able to wear it since it arrived).

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That looks very good on you, Brent!
 
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RBH

Bartender
Today at the 101st Birthday celebration for my wifes Grandmother.
I wore a Shantung Stetson straw.

My wifes Grandmother, The best Half and Himself
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And with two of my grand kids!
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My wifes Grandmother loves my hats. She told me the story of when she was around 10 years old [It was during the time when all the bandits were robbing and stealing] and she and her older sister were playing in their rural country yard. A very very nice car went by their house.
Their part of ther road got very little traffic, especially a fancy car.
The driver was sharply dressed and had on a fedora.
She looked at her sister and said
'' Birdy I know who that was.''
""Who was it.'' Birdy ask.
""Why,,, that was Pretty Boy Floyd."" she said.

Pretty Boy Floyd had been on the radio news alot, she said she had him on her mind.
 

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