View Full Version : FS: MINT Herbert Johnson Temple of Doom Fedora

12-20-2011, 11:09 PM
Can't get more original than this. Size 7 1/4 sable, 1982 build date. Zero work done. Looks like a ToD shape to me or very close. Would be an excellent candidate for a ToD reblock if you wanted tweaks.

$240 neg.

Pics later today

12-21-2011, 12:47 AM




The crest on the felt and the inner label clear indicators it's never been messed with. I have only very loosely bashed it here to give you a feel for it. It seems like it has pretty much been left open-crown all these years.

12-21-2011, 02:00 AM
How close to the actual hat color do you think it is.


It's hard to tell sometimes because of the dramatic effect lighting has like with the other pics. But it's interesting as it's from the same era.

12-21-2011, 02:10 AM
Definitively identical colour mate.

12-21-2011, 03:55 AM
Here's a shot that's colour-corrected to be closer to what it looks like to the naked eye (in a room, though). This real (1980s and earlier era) HJ sable is very weird - it does colour-shift a bit - from quite reddish hues to yellow highlights depending on the light, even in a room.


12-22-2011, 11:17 AM
$180 plus postage. ($40 registered mail, $30 regular)

If you are kind of interested but want the ribbon swapped for a vintage one of your choice, or the curl to the back of the brim reduced (I can see it's making it look trilby-ish in these shots) let me know.

12-30-2011, 09:34 AM
Given there's no takers so far for a ToD, I can reblock this Herbert Johnson to a Raiders shape for an extra $100.

So $280 plus postage.

So just to reiterate, this is Raiders / ToD era, REAL Herbert Johnson Sable Cury felt with the Old Burlington address. For anyone wanting Screen Accuracy, you can't get much closer or rarer. It would end up looking exactly like this:


12-30-2011, 03:51 PM
Question: Would the color and specs be the same as a normal Raiders?

12-30-2011, 05:08 PM
That's an awesome hat, I'd pounce on it myself if this Christmas hadn't been rough on us. Congrats to whoever does end up buying this!

12-30-2011, 10:44 PM
Yes, the colour and specs would be the same as an original Herbert Johnson Raiders. This vintage Sable body is absolutely pristine, and could be reblocked into a small - medium sized Raiders, ToD, or Last Crusade. I can't reblock a ToD or LC shape, but John Penman has excellent blocks for each that to me look absolutely dead-on.

I just want to see someone do something with it as it's killing me I have something so good here that I'm just not going to use.

12-30-2011, 11:23 PM
What a pitty this one's too big for my minuscule head...

01-08-2012, 01:35 AM
Sold. Thanks for lookin' guys.

Louisianna James
01-15-2013, 01:11 PM
Is Barons Hat instead of herbert johnson is originally the one that made that the screen used TOD fedora and named it cliffhanger instead of poet, or is that really a big fat lie?

01-15-2013, 01:27 PM
Is Barons Hat instead of herbert johnson is originally the one that made that the screen used TOD fedora and named it cliffhanger instead of poet, or is that really a big fat lie?

As far as I can tell (according to what I've read), it's a lie.