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neutronbomb
12-18-2011, 02:02 AM
Partying hard tonight so all the rest will have to wait until maybe tomorrow morning. but, to get started on this beautiful fedora by Gunslinger:

http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Raven%20Bar%20Fedora/rvcc3.jpg
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Raven%20Bar%20Fedora/ravenbarfedora1.jpg
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Raven%20Bar%20Fedora/rvcc2.jpg
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Raven%20Bar%20Fedora/ravenbarfedora2.jpg
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Raven%20Bar%20Fedora/rvcc1.jpg


Color change based on different lighting has a huge variance:
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Raven%20Bar%20Fedora/ravenbar_fedora1.jpg
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Raven%20Bar%20Fedora/ravenbarfedora3.jpg

more to come.

Gunslinger
12-18-2011, 02:54 AM
Lookin good mate - that cake's almost a perfect match colour-wise!

neutronbomb
12-28-2011, 06:26 PM
Outdoor direct sunlight gives it the most redish hues. Indoor w/ no natural sunlight and artificial lighting gives it the most chocolately hues and comes closest to the what I see with the raven bar scene. I'm really happy I took Gunslingers recommendation to bash it Raven Bar style. What I really love is all the vintage elements and I can wear it with like nice jeans and a rad shirt and it's a sharp fedora. Thank you Gunslinger! Awesome job as always. And the vintage elements are a terrific touch.

From what Gunslinger has told me the hat body is from 1954 with a matching HJ sweatband and liner pair from the Raiders era. They came from a black HJ trilby shape. The ribbon is a vintage French cotton/rayon blend that could be any age up to about 1960 at the youngest. He mentioned that from what he's seen online, ribbons either came from the US or France and with Swales being a high end hatter it's likely he would have been using the French stuff.

All photos are just about exactly how it appears to the naked eye in the same lighting element/situation.

http://]http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Raven%20Bar%20Fedora/1ravenbarfedora_composite1.jpg

http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Raven%20Bar%20Fedora/1ravenbarfedora_composite2.jpg

http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Raven%20Bar%20Fedora/1ravenbarfedora_composite3.jpg

Always noticing movie fedoras that have a similar type Raiders Bashing:
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Raven%20Bar%20Fedora/th_SH_fedorabashing.jpg (http://s615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Raven%20Bar%20Fedora/?action=view&current=SH_fedorabashing.jpg)
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Raven%20Bar%20Fedora/SH_fedorabashing.jpg

Of course, I can't go anywhere without the ABDeluxe Alden's:
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Raven%20Bar%20Fedora/1alden_composite.jpg

Or my faithful buddy Indy:
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Raven%20Bar%20Fedora/Indy_ravenbar.jpg

Here's some detail pics:
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Raven%20Bar%20Fedora/ravenbarfedora18.jpg
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Raven%20Bar%20Fedora/ravenbarfedora17.jpg
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Raven%20Bar%20Fedora/ravenbarfedora16.jpg
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Raven%20Bar%20Fedora/ravenbarfedora15.jpg
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Raven%20Bar%20Fedora/ravenbarfedora14.jpg
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Raven%20Bar%20Fedora/ravenbarfedora13.jpg
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Raven%20Bar%20Fedora/ravenbarfedora12.jpg
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Raven%20Bar%20Fedora/ravenbarfedora11.jpg
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Raven%20Bar%20Fedora/ravenbarfedora10.jpg
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Raven%20Bar%20Fedora/ravenbarfedora9.jpg

Direct sunlight. Beautiful rich color:
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Raven%20Bar%20Fedora/ravenbarfedora21.jpg
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Raven%20Bar%20Fedora/ravenbarfedora20.jpg

All my Fedoras line up so far. 1 ABDeluxe Beaver Raiders, 3 Gunslinger Raiders. Direct Sunlight, outdoors shade, indoors natural. Now that I have a template, I'll have to fix my bashing on the other ones:
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Raven%20Bar%20Fedora/tickets2thehatshow15.jpg
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Raven%20Bar%20Fedora/tickets2thehatshow14.jpg
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Raven%20Bar%20Fedora/tickets2thehatshow13.jpg
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Raven%20Bar%20Fedora/tickets2thehatshow12.jpg
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Raven%20Bar%20Fedora/tickets2thehatshow11.jpg
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Raven%20Bar%20Fedora/tickets2thehatshow10.jpg
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Raven%20Bar%20Fedora/tickets2thehatshow9.jpg
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Raven%20Bar%20Fedora/tickets2thehatshow8.jpg
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Raven%20Bar%20Fedora/tickets2thehatshow7.jpg
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Raven%20Bar%20Fedora/tickets2thehatshow6.jpg
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Raven%20Bar%20Fedora/tickets2thehatshow5.jpg
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Raven%20Bar%20Fedora/tickets2thehatshow4.jpg
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Raven%20Bar%20Fedora/tickets2thehatshow3.jpg
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Raven%20Bar%20Fedora/tickets2thehatshow2.jpg
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Raven%20Bar%20Fedora/tickets2thehatshow1.jpg

Gunslinger
12-29-2011, 05:12 AM
Jeez man, do I ~want~ to know what happened to the WoS hat? :o Beach incident? :)

Indiego Jones
12-30-2011, 01:13 PM
Beautiful fedora!
It's amazing how it changes color, depending on the light.
Kurt you did a perfect job here. Congratulations.



Here's some detail pics:
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Raven%20Bar%20Fedora/ravenbarfedora15.jpg
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Raven%20Bar%20Fedora/ravenbarfedora12.jpg


Kurt, this fedora was done re-blocking an old HJ, or you just have used the sweatband and lining?
Or maybe you've managed to replicate the vintage sweatband and lining ?!?!?!?! :o :o :o

Raskolnikov
12-30-2011, 03:08 PM
Wow. Nice collection.

neutronbomb
12-30-2011, 05:23 PM
Wow. Nice collection.
Thank you Rask. Wait until you see what's next! :o




Kurt, this fedora was done re-blocking an old HJ, or you just have used the sweatband and lining?
Or maybe you've managed to replicate the vintage sweatband and lining ?!?!?!?! :o :o :o


This probably got lost in the post. As far as I know the hat body is a non HJ.


From what Gunslinger has told me the hat body is from 1954 with a matching HJ sweatband and liner pair from the Raiders era. They came from a black HJ trilby shape. The ribbon is a vintage French cotton/rayon blend that could be any age up to about 1960 at the youngest. He mentioned that from what he's seen online, ribbons either came from the US or France and with Swales being a high end hatter it's likely he would have been using the French stuff.





Jeez man, do I ~want~ to know what happened to the WoS hat? :o Beach incident? :)

Lol. I heard from someone that there are Indy gear fans out there that believe rabbit felt will explode if exposed to sunlight or something so I figured I'd drop it in the mud and stomp on it a bit to find out. Came through with flying colors. Love the rabbit felt. Only way to get the entire Raiders look IMO. Brushed off the mud and it looks like new. Dad visiting for the holidays and he commandeered it. A perfect fit so it has a new owner. Which is ok since it makes way for something that I just know is going to blow my mind ???

indydude18
12-30-2011, 06:27 PM
Which is ok since it makes way for something that I just know is going to blow my mind

Ahh, NOW I know who bought that Vintage Raiders :D

neutronbomb
12-30-2011, 06:47 PM
Busted ;D I knew I had to buy it immediately to even have a chance. I believe Gunslinger is pulling out all the stops on this one.

indydude18
12-30-2011, 06:50 PM
Ahh, I envy you! You're in for a real treat NB. ;D

Gunslinger
12-30-2011, 10:35 PM
The Raven / Red Chocolate Hat has all-original HJ liner and sweatband, but a vintage 1950's body. Thanks for the compliments, Diego.

I'm going to sound like an arrogant prick, but I want you to put what's coming to you in a glass case or something Bryan. (I'm halfway to achieving what we discussed, frame by frame.) NO BEACHES! ;)

neutronbomb
12-30-2011, 10:54 PM
Ah........ok....sigh..... :hairguy:

indydude18
12-31-2011, 04:34 AM
Ah........ok....sigh..... :hairguy:


No beach eh? That's gonna be hard on NB. I'm in Santa Monica and it seems hard not to take my Schubert down to the shore. :D

But in all seriousness, keep that baby climate controlled, in a bulletproof case protected by "sharks with friggin' laser beams attached to their heads." 8)

Gunslinger
12-31-2011, 04:39 AM
Maybe if you can shrink-wrap it somehow... :D

Don't worry mate - you'll see what I mean when you get it.

RCSignals
12-31-2011, 07:45 AM
ha ha too funny

neutronbomb
12-31-2011, 03:03 PM
Yeah, you guys are funny..... :poke: :D

No worries gunslinger. This baby's going to be the just for real special occasions. For the rough stuff and rain or whatever I have the ABDeluxe Beaver and for kicking around everyday I have the raven bar.

Hmmm....now that I think about it I can see that everyone needs at least 3 fedoras just to get by. Lol. I'm sure I'm just justifying at this point :D but seriously. This one is going to be THE bomb.

Indiego Jones
01-02-2012, 02:06 PM
Kurt, this fedora was done re-blocking an old HJ, or you just have used the sweatband and lining?
Or maybe you've managed to replicate the vintage sweatband and lining ?!?!?!?! :o :o :o


This probably got lost in the post. As far as I know the hat body is a non HJ.


Sorry, the only one who got lost is me... :doh:
This happens when I got hypnotize with beautiful photos and forgot to read the posts... :banghead:

Summary:
* felt = vintage 1954 body (non HJ)
* sweatband & liner = vintage HJ (Raiders era)

Thanks!