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In the footsteps of my good Uncle Mac.

 

Optimo Walnut. Sitting on Alden Cigar Cap Toe Bluchers. :-)

 

-Mike

 

 

 

 

 

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In the footsteps of my good Uncle Mac.

Optimo Walnut. Sitting on Alden Cigar Cap Toe Bluchers. :-)

-Mike

what model Optimo is that? Is great.
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what model Optimo is that? Is great.

Thanks Cona, it was a custom made and is a small variant off of the Chicago... I essentially made a model halfway between the Manhattan and the Chicago...

-Mike
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surprised this thread has not seen more activity lately with the proliferation of hats on celebs and the sartorialist. here's one of my recent additions, an Art Fawcett featherweight beaver fur fedora:

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Just recently picked up a brown rabbit fur from christys. As I do enjoy the style once I've been able to shape it a bit better, I think the brim is lacking some substance for my personal taste. It's only a 1.75 brim. Seeing as I am new to the hat world, can someone shed some details as to exactly the styling I have here? Is this considered a trilby do to the shorter brim? Also, the top is a teardrop shape? I feel this fur works great with dark suits in winter, and I think I can get away with a darker tweed sport coat rig.

Edit: I may have measured the brim wrong now that I think about it. From the inside it measures 2". Which is probably the accurate way of measuring.





As I am now in the market for a panama - do you think jumping to 3" is too drastic? Or should I find something in the 2.5 range.
Edited by Snoogz - 3/29/15 at 3:18pm
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Originally Posted by konadog View Post

surprised this thread has not seen more activity lately with the proliferation of hats on celebs and the sartorialist. here's one of my recent additions, an Art Fawcett featherweight beaver fur fedora:


Very nice!! I have been thinking about getting a navy fur fedora from Art. I think he's cheaper than Optimo?
Edited by mr monty - 3/29/15 at 5:25pm
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surprised this thread has not seen more activity lately with the proliferation of hats on celebs and the sartorialist. here's one of my recent additions, an Art Fawcett featherweight beaver fur fedora: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Is that dove felt?
post #953 of 957
Art Fawcet makes a decent enough hat but I can't imagine ordering a custom hat over the phone, conecideriing his 'no returns' policy. You'd be stuck with anything he chooses to send out to you.
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Edit: I may have measured the brim wrong now that I think about it. From the inside it measures 2". Which is probably the accurate way of measuring.
The hatters I've dealt with have all measured the brim from the outside, crown to edge.

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As I am now in the market for a panama - do you think jumping to 3" is too drastic? Or should I find something in the 2.5 range.
3" is a lot of brim; way too much for most people. That is, if aesthetics is of paramount concern rather than sun protection.
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Is that dove felt?

i'm not quite sure which color it is as i picked it up second hand. it's a light tan/beige color.
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Art Fawcet makes a decent enough hat but I can't imagine ordering a custom hat over the phone, conecideriing his 'no returns' policy. You'd be stuck with anything he chooses to send out to you.

Art sends you a "conformer" hat first to make sure he gets your size right. and he sends you felt samples so you can select the color. yes, you do need to know generally what shape and brim length you like beforehand. but if you know that you will be happy with his work.
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As I am now in the market for a panama - do you think jumping to 3" is too drastic? Or should I find something in the 2.5 range.

 

I recommend Brent Black's Panama Hats of the Pacific. He could make you more or less anything you'd like. A 3 inch brim on a good quality Panama would be very striking and may suit you. However, it would be quite floppy and would be prey to the wind. Lower-grade Panamas are stiffer, generally, and are less affected by the wind and could be a better choice for a very wide brimmed hat.

 

https://www.brentblack.com/pages/panamahats.html

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