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post #961 of 975
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Originally Posted by Tried and True View Post

http://www.panamahatsdirect.com/subnav/NewBands.php

Oh that's perfect, thank you for that! Seems simple enough to do. I assume the plain colors are season towards fall / winter - for black, possibly brown etc?
post #962 of 975
I'm by no means an expert, but this is the third hat band I've made myself, and I took some photos of the process, for anyone interested.

I used the hat's original band as a template. The first pictures attempt to show how the ribbon is folded back on itself to form the bow.
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To get the length right, I pinned the ribbon around the crown.

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The horizontal, and vertical, pinches make the top edge of the band a smaller circumference than the bottom, so the band telescopes with the crown.

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post #963 of 975

Nice job with the band my friend!

post #964 of 975

Optimo Teardrop Fedora in Montecristi Panama Straw.

 

 


 

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-Mike

post #965 of 975
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post
 

Nice job with the band my friend!

Thanks!  I really like how much it dresses down the hat.  Yesterday I started the day in penny loafers, chinos, blue OCBD, grey v-neck sweater, and navy blazer.  By the end of the day, I'd discarded the jacket and sweater, and the hat looked spot on.  With the plain navy band, it really doesn't work so casually.

post #966 of 975
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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:

Fantastic!

Art does great work. The hat looks great on you. The proportions work well. I think fuller, less tapered crown makes that a very attractive hat.
Did Art style it or had you defined what you wanted?
post #967 of 975
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Originally Posted by suitedcboy View Post

Fantastic!

Art does great work. The hat looks great on you. The proportions work well. I think fuller, less tapered crown makes that a very attractive hat.
Did Art style it or had you defined what you wanted?

I actually picked this up second-hand. got lucky it fits as well as it does. plan on getting a new one from Art soon.
post #968 of 975
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Optimo Teardrop Fedora in Montecristi Panama Straw.







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-Mike

Beautiful hat. I'm debating between getting this or a Brent Black Hemingway.
post #969 of 975
Agreed. I like Panamas anyway but the proportions of this between crown and brim seem just about perfect.
post #970 of 975
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Originally Posted by Mute View Post


Beautiful hat. I'm debating between getting this or a Brent Black Hemingway.


Get the Brent Black.

post #971 of 975
New guy here- MacArthur that hat is a great hat! I'm a hat guy love them
post #972 of 975
My most recent from Art Fawcett. Granite felt w/ near tone on tone ribbon and binding. Sorry for the lousy photos.



post #973 of 975
Snoogz- it's a stingy brim, not quite a trilby.
post #974 of 975
Hi dead angle the sewing machine that can do an unreeded sweat is a Wilcox & Gibbs I have two they are a true work of art. Nice looking collection of hats. All the best I'm new here and I'm enjoying the forum
post #975 of 975
that Art Fawcett is about perfect
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