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Men's Hats: A Discussion Thread, Questions, Opinions, Suggestions...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GusW, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. milesdavisjr

    milesdavisjr Well-Known Member

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    Stetsons are really very handsome hats, but way out of my price range. I'll look through ebay a bit more, good news is that I still have a little time left.
     
  3. jessicarod

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    Are you referring to the Stetson or Dobb?
     
  4. Ed Wiser

    Ed Wiser Active Member

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    Stetson and Dobb are the same company just two different lines of hats. Dobb's have more "fashion" styles than Stetson both made in the same plant.
    There should be sales on Milan hats right now as summer season is over in most of the US. If your friend has a small hat size you might be able to find a hat cheap on eBay but anything over a 7 1/4 will cost you as much as a Stetson or Dobb's if you want a decent looking hat.
     
  5. meister

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    Garry White - the Boardwalk Empire "Hatter to the Stars"

     
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    Vintage straw hats the French way.
     
  8. omgitswes

    omgitswes Senior member

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    What type of hat is this called?

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  9. apack

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    Looks like a fedora with the brim turned up
     
  10. omgitswes

    omgitswes Senior member

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    Ah okay, most fedoras I've seen have had a much smaller brim than that and that's about the width size I'm looking for
     
  11. ImTheGroom

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    Many of the hats you see called fedoras, with small brims, are actually trilbies. Some are actually fedoras with small brims; the determining factor is the shape of the crown. If it's made with a round crown, that is then dimpled in the middle, and on both sides (like you would bend it if laying three fingers in it) then it's a fedora. If it's got a whole depressed area in the top that is concentric to the shape of the hat, it is a trilby. That's definitely a fedora in the picture; looks much like mine.

    I have a very nice, fur felt, black Homburg I bought to wear with my dinner suit at my wedding, suits, and perhaps some day with a stroller if I get one. How far can I take it into the casual realm, if at all, do you think? Can I wear it with a suit and no tie? Can I wear it with a sport coat and slacks? Sport coat and jeans? Thoughts and opinions, please.
     
  12. milesdavisjr

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    hats from BROADWALK EMPIRE...pure class
     
  13. Mr. Pink

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    Fedoras can have a C or teardrop crease "concentric to the top of the head" as well as a center dent. Trilbys are distinguished by a more tapered and lower crown and a shorter brim that is more upturned in the back. They were traditionally softer than fedoras. Differences are of degree, not kind. For some examples: http://dieworkwear.com/post/44634996755/the-rambler
     
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    Really cool stuff, I learned a lot through this thread, Thanks! [​IMG]
     
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    Are homburgs more formal than fedoras?
     
  16. ImTheGroom

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    Yes, a Homburg is more formal than a federal. Homburg are semiformal, equivalent to a Derby/bower. In black, Either of those two is correct with a stroller, and a Homburg is correct with a Tuxedo. Both can be worn with suits as well, of course.

    Edit: I love replies from my phone when I re-read them. Got to love those federal hats.
     
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    Well at least they spelled your name correctly, that's something.
     
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    Looking forward to this NOS Ecuadorian Hat Company Milan in size 7.5. Has that Optimo Panama style vertical crease as was popular in the 50s/60s.

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  19. milesdavisjr

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    Guys

    I'm in London and I desperately need to buy a Fedora Hat for myself , my budget wont exceed £60

    any recommendations?
     
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    ebay.co.uk
     

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