What's your signature hat?

Discussion in 'Hats' started by AlanC, Sep 28, 2007.

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  1. MKL

    MKL A-List Customer

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    Thanks Gilgamark. I am not really sure where I got the hat. I have had it for several years. It looks like my Stetson Deluxe except the brim on this hat is a little narrower - 2-1\2 inches. Same color as the Stetson. The crown is a shorter than I like them - 5 inches. I prefer them taller like Matt. The hat fits great and the felt is very soft. Not sure who really made JC Penney hats but it is a good one.

    Thanks for the comments.
     
  2. Big Man

    Big Man My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I didn't realize I had a signature hat till last night. I was at a County Commissioners meeting and someone remarked that I had "become iconic in that hat".

    I have a couple of different hats that I wear frequently, but none more than my VS custom "1928 Reunion" (in the picture below from last summer). I wear this hat just about every day to the office, to Church, and in the evenings when I have somewhere important to go (like County Commissioner meetings).

    I never really thought about being associated with one specific type of hat, but than I guess that the "1928 Reunion" is not a "normal" looking hat for today (but then what hat is "normal" today [huh] ).

    I kind of liked the idea that someone thought I looked "iconic" in my hat.


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  3. Matt Deckard

    Matt Deckard Man of Action

    I do wear this vintage brown Dobb's a lot. It's a great hat with a bit of a furry nap.

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    Yet it still doesn't compare to how much I wear my Optimo graphite.

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  4. Michaelshane

    Michaelshane One Too Many

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    I've worn hats like this one for 38 years,I suppose it might be my signature.

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  5. RBH

    RBH Bartender

    And I might add you wear it very well!! :eusa_clap
     
  6. RBH

    RBH Bartender

    Cool thread with great photos that needed a bump.
     
  7. Big_e

    Big_e Practically Family

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    Now that's a tough question. I'd say, the hat I reach for the most, my signature hat would be my Brixton Gain.
    Ernest

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  8. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    That would have to be, without a doubt, my brown Fed IV. I go nowhere without it.
     
  9. CRH

    CRH Call Me a Cab

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    Ernest, I hereby anoint you Knight of the upturned stingy. :D
     
  10. barrowjh

    barrowjh One Too Many

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    This refurb'd olive Borsalino is my fave and I am likely seen in this more than anything else. One of those oilskin tip jobs, with 2 1/2 in brim, felted edge, soft, soft, soft. Refurb'd by Optimo - the felt cost over $100 (OFAS) and the complete refurb (w/shipping) another $100 or more.
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    Here is one of the seller's pics:
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    This seller's pic is maybe a clue about how it got to be so soft - it was apparently used by the original owner as a crusher, even though it had the regular Borsalino leather sweatband.
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  11. Atticus Finch

    Atticus Finch Call Me a Cab

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    Isn't there just something right about Southern lawyers and Open Roads? On the rare occasion that I wear something else, people puzzle...and then ask where is my "good" hat.

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    AF
     
  12. Lefty

    Lefty I'll Lock Up

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    IMO, that's still one of the greatest photos ever posted on this site. :eusa_clap
     
  13. Big_e

    Big_e Practically Family

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    Thank you sir! :)
     
  14. rmrdaddy

    rmrdaddy One Too Many

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    +1, and I had never seen it before. Bravo Atticus!
     
  15. Chinaski

    Chinaski One Too Many

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    Barrowjh - the high pinch on that works really well. It's a great look and fits the hat. I can see why it is a favorite for you.
     
  16. Mario

    Mario I'll Lock Up

    I think my two Mallory Ten variations would qualify as my signature hats.


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  17. barrowjh

    barrowjh One Too Many

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    Lefty

    Gotta agree on that photo, that is a nice picture. I grew up in Huntsville, Alabama, and that whole area (north Alabama) is a limestone plateau - much of it covered in cotton fields.
     
  18. Lefty

    Lefty I'll Lock Up

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    :eek:fftopic:
    one of the other greats
     
  19. Atticus Finch

    Atticus Finch Call Me a Cab

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    Thanks, all. That photo was taken several years ago while I was on a "kinda" quail hunt. I say "kinda" because I recall that we did much more socializing than hunting that day...and the quail slept safely in their roosts that night.;)

    AF
     
  20. Mr. Paladin

    Mr. Paladin My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I suppose most people know me in person by my Open Road/s in either the brim-up cattleman's crease or the fedora crease:


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    My homburgs are a close second though....
     

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