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You will get use to it to me that is a standard brim size. If all you have worn in the past is sting
brim hats I know it can be difficult to adjust. But it's more of a learning process. Adjusting your vision of yourself. Just like a shift from a t shirt to a nice shirt and a sport coat is an adjustment if you are not use to it.


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post #302 of 517
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Originally Posted by Mr. Pink View Post

Yes, it was more than I wanted to spend, but I really wanted a vintage panama, and not many come along in my size. Having received it, it's as nice as I would have hoped. I'll probably hold on to it and see if I get used to the brim size over time.

That is all good providing the straw is supple and on 50 year old hats that is not always the case and that fact is not easily visible on eBay.
post #303 of 517
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Originally Posted by meister View Post

That is all good providing the straw is supple and on 50 year old hats that is not always the case and that fact is not easily visible on eBay.

Luckily it is, but like any ebay purchase, it could have turned out badly.
post #304 of 517

deerskin fedora by optimo
post #305 of 517
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Originally Posted by AdamWill View Post

jcphoto: some basics:

You can get fedoras and panamas with different sizes of brim and different crown shapes; none of these is really more formal than the others, or more suited to any particular occasion than any other, it's purely a style choice.

Colors of both the hat and the hat band are mostly just a question of co-ordination, and in terms of appropriateness / formality, pretty much follow the rules for suit colors (black is formal, grey and brown are safe, anything outside of that is getting a bit peacockish - blue hats fall on the peacockish side of things, unlike blue suits.

Disagree on these points. The taller the crown, the more formal the hat. Tallish crowns go with suits but look discordant with casual clothes. Same goes for brim size (save for Panamas, where wider is always better given the function of providing shade in the summer).

Hats which match your outwear (overcoat or, if you're not wearing an overcoat, your suit coat) rarely look very good. Harmonize, don't match.
post #306 of 517

tobacco brown fedora by optimo
post #307 of 517
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Originally Posted by J. Cogburn View Post



Hats which match your outwear (overcoat or, if you're not wearing an overcoat, your suit coat) rarely look very good. Harmonize, don't match.

Black and Charcoal are exceptions to that.

post #308 of 517
Not buying it.
post #309 of 517
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Originally Posted by J. Cogburn View Post

Not buying it.

+1 and I've been wearing hats a very long time
Edited by mr monty - 5/9/13 at 10:39pm
post #310 of 517

rust fedora by optimo
post #311 of 517
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Originally Posted by J. Cogburn View Post

Disagree on these points. The taller the crown, the more formal the hat. Tallish crowns go with suits but look discordant with casual clothes. Same goes for brim size (save for Panamas, where wider is always better given the function of providing shade in the summer).

Hats which match your outwear (overcoat or, if you're not wearing an overcoat, your suit coat) rarely look very good. Harmonize, don't match.

All of the above = good advice
post #312 of 517
borsalino trionfo
post #313 of 517
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

borsalino trionfo

Borsalino Trionfo...now there's a hat for you!fing02[1].gif
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post #315 of 517
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Add some whiskers and that is the Fedora Lounge look.
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