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post #991 of 998
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Originally Posted by Tried and True View Post

Nick's hats are interesting but I think I will stick with Graham at Optimo.

I would agree with you on that point.  While there's definitely an audience for Nick Fouquet hats, and a growing interest in that aesthetic, they wouldn't go well with my own style; that said, the process was really interesting to watch for myself, and there's tons of talent and creativity going on in that shop that I wanted to share.

 

Thanks  for the head's up on Optimo!

post #992 of 998
So, his business model is:

- Make beautiful hat
- Destroy beautiful hat
- Sell destroyed hat for more than beautiful hat

Got it.
post #993 of 998
^ If you are referring to the setting on fire, that is part of the process of making a good hat. It is a way to smooth the felt after sanding. It is not destroying the hat.
post #994 of 998
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

^ If you are referring to the setting on fire, that is part of the process of making a good hat. It is a way to smooth the felt after sanding. It is not destroying the hat.

Singeing is a standard part of making a good hat.

This:
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Rubin continues with the current order. After draping the hat with clouds of steam, its felt brim is flat, and the crown fresh. He adds a few sprays of liquid, then proceeds to burn away perfection. The hat is engulfed in a rich flame, leaving parts blackened.

is not. Nor is crushing and wrinkling the crown, or fraying the edges.
post #995 of 998
oh. I didn't know he was doing that.
post #996 of 998
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Originally Posted by GusW View Post



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What is this style of hat called? I'm looking for something to wear in colder months (specifically rain and snow) with a smaller brim. I have a straw trilby I wear in summer to the beach and vacation, and large brim hats don't look good on me IMO.

Looks like a wool cadet / newsboy mix.
post #997 of 998
^

It's got a 'Greek fisherman' vibe to it.
post #998 of 998
Latest acquisition from City Hats on Houston in New York - stingy snap brim in my favourite colour blue ...

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