Which ribbon treatment do you like better on this hat?

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Razzman, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. Razzman

    Razzman One Too Many

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    I picked up this vintage adam OR clone a year or back. I'm trying to descide if I should keep it a thin ribbon or use this wide ribbon instead. Looking for your opinions!

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  2. Yeps

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    On their own, I like each one a lot. I like the thin ribbon a little more, but it all depends on which looks better on your noggin.
     
  3. Blackthorn

    Blackthorn I'll Lock Up

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    My personal taste goes for the wider ribbon. YMMV.
     
  4. RBH

    RBH Bartender

    You know I like the thin ribbon!
    But if you go a little wider why not try
    something like Harp Player Genes Privateer
    I think the bound edge would look great with a ribbon like that.

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  5. Salty O'Rourke

    Salty O'Rourke Practically Family

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    Split the difference

    I have a wide ribbon on my Camp Draft:

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    but in your case I think a ribbon somewhere between the thin and wide range would work really well, like the ribbon on this Knox:

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  6. AlanD

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    I'd go wide
     
  7. zetwal

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    I prefer it with the original ribbon ... ;)
     
  8. Lokar

    Lokar A-List Customer

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    Agreed, I love wide ribbons but the one Razzman's contemplating just seems too big for the hat.
     
  9. Dave E

    Dave E One of the Regulars

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    I've got to agree that going somewhere inbetween would be better. Of those two, I like the thin better. The wide looks a bit too wide for the hat to my eyes.
     
  10. Mr E Train

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    I usually prefer the wider ribbon, but on that hat I like the thin one. Perhaps it's because I know that that's the original. Both look great, though.
     
  11. St.Ignatz

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    I agree about the thin ribbon. A wider ribbon up to about 3/4 inch would still keep it in balance IMO. This is my VS Blue Smoke w/ 2 3/8" brim.
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  12. Andykev

    Andykev I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    Keep it the same....

    The wide ribbon would look nice, but the example you show has two problems in my opinion:

    #1 The color is wrong. You have a bound edge, and the colors should match. If you went wide, then I would send the hat to Art or Optimo to have the edge ribbon replaced to match the crown band.

    #2 The ribbon you show (wide) is a bit too tall) and I would go with a slightly thinner one. The color in your photo may make it look larger against the hat body color.

    I have had the pleasure of spending many hours with Art watching him work his magic. I used to be allowed to rummage through his huge collection of vintage ribbon colors and put them against the hat he was making for me. We would give thumbs up or thumbs down, until finding the perfect match. Often, Art had the gift of finding some color which was unique and different from the standard colors everyone else was using. You can see that in his hats today, his clever, "Art" - full use of good taste in selecting just the perfect color.

    For your hat, I would just leave the ribbon alone and enjoy it for what it is.
     
  13. Razzman

    Razzman One Too Many

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    Thanks for the all the input gentlemen. As a few people pointed out, the ribbon does seem a bit large (tall) for the hat. The color of the ribbon is darker than it should be. I'll probably leave the hat as is for now. I just wanted to get a feel for how it would look with a wider ribbon. I agree with everyone that the ribbon should be about one inch and should match the brim ribbon. Again thanks.
     
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  15. laotou

    laotou One of the Regulars

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    I'd find another OR and do both.;)
     
  16. jporgeck

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    I agree

    I think that Andykev hit the nail on the head. I'll take a wide over thin any day, just no too wide.

     
  17. Lloyd

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    I vote for the thin ribbon.
     
  18. Not-Bogart13

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    I don't really like thin ribbons, but on that specific hat, thin seems to work best. [huh]
     
  19. CRH

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    Argyle socks

    I'd leave well enough alone in this situation, however.

    I don't think a ribbon has to match the binding. You could just match the ribbon to your socks, or your socks to the binding or whatever.

    Hey, look what happens around here when somebody mentions Whippet or Gay Blade (snicker lol)...Sorry... this place starts cackling like a hen house.

    Just make sure your socks match so you don't embarrass the women in your family. ;)
     
  20. Yeps

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    Socks don't need to match as long as at least one of them is a really bright color.
     

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