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^^^ Not a fan of the PS, but everything else is good enough to get a thumb.

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Saturday.  My first real hat.  $40 at J. Crew.  Working on a new pose (see pic 2).  Any input on the hat would be most appreciated.  

 

 

 

 

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^^^ Not a fan of the PS, but everything else is good enough to get a thumb.


Thanks! I should go look at @Braddock's fit again, as he's wearing the same tie today. Hard to get a square to work with these block stripe ties, at least it was for me this morning. I originally went with something quite different, then settled on this Kimber square. I'll try something else next time.

 

Edit: I did. Not sure his square works better, although it is close to what I tried at first. Try, try again.

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Any input on the hat would be most appreciated.  

 

 

I'd like a brim a little wider for a hat with a crown as tall as that, but I suppose it's personal taste. I like you in hats though.

 

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Thanks! I should go look at @Braddock's fit again, as he's wearing the same tie today. Hard to get a square to work with these block stripe ties, at least it was for me this morning. I originally went with something quite different, then settled on this Kimber square. I'll try something else next time.

 

Cream silk or simple white linen IMO. That tie wants to be the star, let it. FWIW I didn't care for Braddock's PS either.

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Saturday.  My first real hat.  $40 at J. Crew.  Working on a new pose (see pic 2).  Any input on the hat would be most appreciated.  

 

Snap the brim down in front.

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Cream silk or simple white linen IMO. That tie wants to be the star, let it.

 

Okay. Next time out. Thanks.

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I'd like a brim a little wider for a hat with a crown as tall as that, but I suppose it's personal taste. I like you in hats though.

 

 

Thanks.  

 

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Snap the brim down in front.

It's a Panama hat.  Do I have get it reshaped or can I do that myself?  Looks like I have a lot to learn.  

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It's a Panama hat.  Do I have get it reshaped or can I do that myself?  Looks like I have a lot to learn.  

 

A true panama should be crushable, although some are "shaped". You can reshape most hats with steam. Boil a pot of water, hold your hat over the steam for a minute or so, and shape while hot. As it cools it should stay. That's how I have shaped everything from felt to straw hats.

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Holy  


Way to keep a low profile, my friend.  @lordsuperb
 will be beside himself.  

My 2 cents?  'Whoa? That button-placement's outta whack!' is not going to be anyone's first thought, or second.

Indeed.
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Thanks.  

It's a Panama hat.  Do I have get it reshaped or can I do that myself?  Looks like I have a lot to learn.  

You can snap the brim down and afterwards you can probably snap it right back. I prefer to wear mine unsnapped but there's no rule on this, do whatever you prefer.
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I have been away from StyFo for a few days. Here are some pics of what I wore:

 

 

Wednesday:

 

 

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Fresco and Shantung for lunch in the city today.

 

 

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I'm new to following this forum instead of searching around for answers. One thing I'm finding that stands out is how well people match and contrast textures as well as color. These all stood out to me recently.

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Yesterday, got some new Sam Hober ties :) 

 

 

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Suit: Oscar Hunt

Shirt: Charles Nakhle

Tie: Sam Hober

Random Overcheck Orange Square

Shoes: Herrings

Socks: William Abraham 

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Thanks.  

 

It's a Panama hat.  Do I have get it reshaped or can I do that myself?  Looks like I have a lot to learn.  

 

It will likely just snap down and remain down if you just invert that part of the brim by hand. You can turn the brim up when you take it off, to place it on a flat surface, if you want. Or leave the brim turned down and stand the hat on its crown.

 

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A true panama should be crushable, although some are "shaped". You can reshape most hats with steam. Boil a pot of water, hold your hat over the steam for a minute or so, and shape while hot. As it cools it should stay. That's how I have shaped everything from felt to straw hats.

 

This is actually not true. While its said that the ridged shape of the "optimo" (classic panama) shape originated from rolling the hats into a tube, that it a horrible thing to do to a good quality panama. Poor quality panamas, if they have a sweatband that allows you to roll it will crack and disintegrate if you roll them. High quality panamas, because the fibers are more flexible, will stand up to rolling better, but why on earth would you spend (potentially) hundreds of dollars on a hat only to abuse it so?

 

As for crushability, all I can say is that my Monticristi was all but destroyed by the TSA when I flew to London a couple of weeks ago. It was removed from the tray it was in to go through the x-ray machine and wound up crushed between two of the plastic trays. It regained its shape, but the straw is broken in multiple places. It will hold together for a little while, but not for very long. 

 

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You can snap the brim down and afterwards you can probably snap it right back. I prefer to wear mine unsnapped but there's no rule on this, do whatever you prefer.

 

Indeed. But I personally do not care for the look of any hat with the brim turned up all the way around.

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You can snap the brim down and afterwards you can probably snap it right back. I prefer to wear mine unsnapped but there's no rule on this, do whatever you prefer.


+1

 

If there is any rule that suggests you "must" snap the brim down, I say hang it.

 

Unsnapped appears to be very flattering for you, @An Acute Style. If you don't find the brim snapped down as aesthetically appealing, then it's silly to do it purely for convention.

 

Personally, I roll both ways, depending on the hat, my mood and the rest of the outfit in play.

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