jamespowers said:They make decent hats as far as I can tell but I have never encountered a 1980s bowler from them so I really cannot tell what kind of quality you are dealing with.
jamespowers said:I finally found a picture that I meant to add to this thread a while back. I suppose it is better late than never.
Regards to all,
Hemingway Jones said:Howard Hughes wore a Herbert Johnson. .....
A few years before he died, he did have a custom hat made; it was of his "lucky fedora" that was lost. He wore this hat on his last flights around Europe that he did in his sixties in a rare period of lucidity. I haven't discoverd who made the custom hat, but I will.
As an aside, I am having a copy of that jacket made.
MattC said:I too have heard that he wore a Herbert Johnson. I think the style bears some resemblance to the Stetson Whippet--same rough crown height, ribbon width, brim and brim binding. Anyone else think so?
fedoralover said:The first thought that came to my mind was the Whippet.