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post #16 of 32
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Originally Posted by mr monty View Post
Looking in Indianapolis? I have not seen good new fedoras around here in many years.
Raleigh's stopped selling Borsalino hats many many years ago. My older hats are Borsalinos from around 1970?? I didn't buy another fedora until finding the Optimo Hat Shop in Chicago a few years ago. My first hat from them was $350. The next year, my 2nd hat was up to $375.
I would like a navy fedora, but they are now $500 or more

I'd love to buy something from Optimo, but Art Fawcett will do anything I want for $350 or less.
post #17 of 32
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Originally Posted by mr monty View Post
Looking in Indianapolis? I have not seen good new fedoras around here in many years.
Raleigh's stopped selling Borsalino hats many many years ago. My older hats are Borsalinos from around 1970?? I didn't buy another fedora until finding the Optimo Hat Shop in Chicago a few years ago. My first hat from them was $350. The next year, my 2nd hat was up to $375.
I would like a navy fedora, but they are now $500 or more
I'll try the Chicago store you recommended, thanks.
post #18 of 32
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Originally Posted by Jeff Naylor View Post
Not that I've ever found, I do about everything online.

Hats Direct or Everything Australian for an Akubra, it's tough to beat Akubra for value. Shipping from Australia from either place is only about 10 days.
Thanks, Jeff. Once I figure out my size and what looks best on me, I may give the websites a try.
post #19 of 32
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Originally Posted by Jeff Naylor View Post
I'd love to buy something from Optimo, but Art Fawcett will do anything I want for $350 or less.
And Art's hats are beaver which everyone else charges at least $500 for. Some of his hats look a little costumey on me with their high crowns but I love the Trackside I got from him: And, as you say, Art will custom make your hat to order. The vintage ribbon is great stuff. Art mails you a hat sizer to custom fit your hat as well.
post #20 of 32
I always have Art make my hats with considerably lower crowns than he'd really prefer, but he does exactly what I want. This is one of the more recent ones he did, this pic is a little overexposed, it almost looks white but it's silver mist.
post #21 of 32
^^^Looks great!
post #22 of 32
Since no one's referenced it yet: http://www.millerhats.com/hatcare_index/hatcolor.html The website should also answer most of your questions about hat size and type if you look around. On a separate note, good idea shooting for an akubra. An Akubra gives you good value for your money. Since you're a winter, try and get the stylemaster in carbon gray. A gray hat is easier to combine with other clothing than navy or black.
post #23 of 32
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Originally Posted by Jeff Naylor View Post
I'd love to buy something from Optimo, but Art Fawcett will do anything I want for $350 or less.

I was thinking about Art for a navy fedora. Art is also highly regarded over at the Fedora Lounge.

Jeff,

Do you live in or near Indy?
post #24 of 32
With a black or navy topcoat, I'd go with a gray hat. I generally just wear a tan raincoat, so I stick with a brown hat.
post #25 of 32
Cheap Hats? If you wear the high end stuff like EGs, Lobbs, etc. Your hat should also be well made with quality felts and good workmanship. Nothing stands out like a cheap fedora
post #26 of 32
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Originally Posted by mr monty View Post
I was thinking about Art for a navy fedora. Art is also highly regarded over at the Fedora Lounge.

Jeff,

Do you live in or near Indy?

East of Indy, nearer the Ohio border, actually. I'm in town all the time though.

I don't have anything in Navy, that color is on my short list.
post #27 of 32
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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post
^^^Looks great!

Thanks JayJay, I've only really started wearing them in the last couple of years but people seem to think they work for me.
post #28 of 32
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Originally Posted by mr monty View Post
Cheap Hats? If you wear the high end stuff like EGs, Lobbs, etc. Your hat should also be well made with quality felts and good workmanship. Nothing stands out like a cheap fedora
QFT.
post #29 of 32
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Originally Posted by Tck13 View Post
Where are you wearing the hat and what are you wearing it with? I'd think that a charcoal / grey color would be best in the city and would go with either casual or dressy while a dark, DARK brown (since you're a Winter) or navy would go better in a more rural setting.

I saw someone today that looked quite good in his Fedora at Target of all places. He was dressed well and the hat was perfect. Not obnoxious at all which is usually the case when someone is wearing a hat.

I would be wearing the hat with suits to begin with. It's been a little chilly in San Fran lately and I've always wanted to incorporate some hats into my suit-wearing wardrobe. I'd have to "break it in" as in with my confidence, but I'm sure that won't take long...
post #30 of 32
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Originally Posted by Classically View Post
Since no one's referenced it yet: http://www.millerhats.com/hatcare_index/hatcolor.html The website should also answer most of your questions about hat size and type if you look around. On a separate note, good idea shooting for an akubra. An Akubra gives you good value for your money. Since you're a winter, try and get the stylemaster in carbon gray. A gray hat is easier to combine with other clothing than navy or black.
Hey, the stylemaster is the the exact one I was eyeing..... This thread has helped a lot... Thanks everyone... Edit: That website you gave was EXCELLENT in regards to different faces and style of hats to hide or accentuate certain features.... Thanks again!
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