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AlanC

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The Signature Hat

I've given this some thought before, and noticed that Tony was starting to consider his new Midnight Art-light at his 'signature' hat.

So, do you have a particular signature hat or a signature style of hat? And what are some famous signature hats?

One that immediately springs to mind is LBJ's Open Road style.
 

analogist

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Signature Hats

There are so many presidents who wore Open Roads which is one of the reasons I was so interested in defining what might be the signature hat of my favorite president, Harry S. Truman.

Not only did he wear a hat visibly during his nearly two administrations but of course was a haberdasher who sold hats. I spent a great deal of time studying images of Truman wearing hats and many were Open Roads and many Open Road-ish. Many had an intersting take on the dents or bash.

I sent Art many of these images and he was able to create not a clone but a great hat with a lot of familial DNA. Added to this was a small (1/4" high)
18K pin with the HST monogram on it. I take great pride in the research and was tickled pink in the Art's finished product.

I like to think that were this great American to choose a hat today, he would have chosen this hat and possibly added his monogram. Check out Art's website for a peek.

For myself, I like so many hats but liked certain features of several of them.
I shared my thoughts with Art and thus my signature hat, the Analog, came to be. I own three of this model in different colors and really like all of them.

analogist
 

AlanC

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It's always good to read your posts, Analogist. Are there any pictures of the Analog available for viewing?

I have what I hope to be my signature hat on order with Art right now.
 

J.T.Marcus

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My "signature" hat would have to be my Stetson Pinnacle. I keep coming back to it. I know, I got mine for a pittance at the outlet, but I can honestly recommend this hat, even at full retail. (I might be too cheap to pay that much, myself, but I can honestly recommend it.)


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feltfan

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analogist said:
18K pin with the HST monogram on it. I take great pride in the research and was tickled pink in the Art's finished product.
Gee, I was just looking at Art's HST fedora online
yesterday, on the VS Hats web page.
I assumed the HST referred not to Truman but rather
to a recently deceased journalist, though for the life
of me I could not think of a hat he was famous for wearing...

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Okay, I'd rather have Truman's hats.
 

DanielJones

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The Duke's Cavalry Hat

John Wayne had a signature hat that he wore in most all of his westerns that was his hat. From Stagecoach to Hond to Rio Grande & El Dorado. It was his outlaw, lawman & cavalry hat. If I remember correctly he retired it after El Dorado, but I could very well be wrong on that count.

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Cheers!

Dan
 

cooncatbob

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Out of all the hats I own I've come up with what I think are the specs for my signature hat. These specs have been forwarded to Art with notice that this is my Christmas present to myself. I will post picture when I receive my hat.
Bob.
 

J.B.

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feltfan said:
Gee, ... I assumed the HST referred not to Truman but rather to a recently deceased journalist...

:D As your attorney, I advise you to stop reading lurid gonzo-novels! :D
 

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Alan, I know what you mean about waiting for that special hat from Art. I just got an email yesterday that mine hat shipped but now I am on pins and needles waiting to see it. Art, being so far away, keeps the mystery alive.:)
 

AlanC

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Duggap, cooncatbob and analogist, congratulations on your Art-produced signature hats (on the way, on order and on head). Art must be the signature hatmaker!
 

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I was just directed to this thread and I'm very flattered by the comments here. Thank you Gentlemen that have bonded with my designs and made them your own. I cannot think of higher praise than to be able to create "signatures"
 

AlanC

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Keep on churnin' out the signature hats, Art (I can think of one in particular, in fact)!

Perhaps others have hats that have become signatures.
 

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