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

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

  1. Tried and True

    Tried and True Distinguished Member

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    You can use those shops to try on hats to determine what shapes look best on you. Once you have brim and crown measurements you can buy online at a savings.
     


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    Good advice, though I would buy a brush or something at the shop, if you can afford it, to support the in some way.
     


  3. Tried and True

    Tried and True Distinguished Member

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    Yeah, or when people ask you where you bought your hat (and they will) you can direct them to the shop. Seems like an equitable arrangement.
     


  4. Prince of Paisley

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  5. mcarthur

    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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  6. milesdavisjr

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    Excellent advise

    Will definitely drop by there

    I always feel I might be disturbing by walking in asking questions and buy a small item

    Same applies when I pass by Savile Row. At times I want to drop in have a brief chat with the staff I'm sure some are stiff bored when the shops are not busy so it makes sense what you guys have advised
     


  7. Tried and True

    Tried and True Distinguished Member

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    I've visited hundreds of tailors over the years and have found that they are usually glad to have people walk in off the street, even if just for a browse. However, if you want to engage them in conversation it would be best to avoid the lunch hours when they are at their busiest.
     


  8. mcarthur

    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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  9. Dandy Wonka

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    Hi mcarthur. I am going to get a couple of Optimo hats because of your postings here. Are your ones the "Chicago" model?
     


  10. mcarthur

    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    nephew, you will be very pleased with your decision
     


  11. mcarthur

    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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  12. Dandy Wonka

    Dandy Wonka Senior Member

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    Finally got a shot of the hat I want. It's Oxblood with a Navy trim. I am getting it as a Homburg (as worn by Narcisse) and in the Chicago model too. And I would like to add that Tiffini of Optimo is a pleasure to deal with. Mid-December delivery.

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    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    nephew, good decision, looking forward to your posting of your oxblood homburg
     


  14. Dandy Wonka

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    Thanks uncle. I have a few others to post in the meantime.
     


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    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    nephew, another month it will be straw hat season
     


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