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Ram Man
11-15-2012, 04:18 PM
Hello everyone,

First time post long time lurker. It's pretty cool how one movie can inspire such a passion for something and even cooler that a community exists worldwide to fuel that passion. I have learned much as a guest on this forum and decided it's time to contribute in some small way however anything I say is merely my opinion and nothing more.

I look forward to sharing some of the gear I have been collecting since the very late eighties and would like to start with my latest aquisition, a "Viajero 36" from Steele and Jones. In fact the primary reason for my joining this forum is to give recognition to Diego's beautiful hats. I haven't seen too many threads on his hats. They are well worth mentioning.

This hat is nothing short of awesome. I haven't held a Penman or an AB so I can't compare but I have had others including a Fed IV and Diego's hats rise above in this price range. It fits very comfortably out of the box and holds its shape very well. The bow is neat and looks great and the color resembles the clipper fedora, not bright grey like CS. The felt appears to be very good quality although I cannot comment on the technical aspects of this hat as I don't know much about hatmaking so I will let the pictures speak for themselves. Diego is a true Gentleman and a pleasure to do business with. I would recommend his hats to anyone.

Pleas excuse the quality. Cell phone pics. https://skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx?cid=c0b3528d1041d598&page=browse&resid=C0B3528D1041D598!171&sc=Photos&authkey=!AGGICNaC2CFeVXA&Bpub=SDX.SkyDrive&Bsrc=SkyMail

Indiego Jones
11-15-2012, 05:04 PM
Ram Man, thank you for this nice review and comments.
It was a pleasure dealing with you too.

Regards.-

Oildale Jones
11-15-2012, 11:56 PM
That is a nice-looking hat, sir. Welcome.

fifthchamber
11-16-2012, 12:41 AM
Great looking hat......I love the stuff coming out of Steele and Jones right now...Stunning work...

Ram Man
11-16-2012, 12:43 AM
Diego, Hopefully I will review a Cazadora someday. They look pretty good.

Oildale, Thanks for the welcome.

HENRY JONES JR.
11-16-2012, 03:49 AM
What's the price for that hat? I love it! How do I order it?

K-Wad
11-16-2012, 06:35 AM
HJJ,

Here's their website...Steele & Jones (http://www.steele-jones.com.ar/en/sombreros.htm)

$195 is a great price for a hand made fedora!

neutronbomb
11-16-2012, 12:10 PM
Yes it is.

Ram Man
11-16-2012, 12:59 PM
It is well worth the price. $223 including shipping. Can't wait see some reviews on his jackets!

Indiana Bugs
11-16-2012, 05:02 PM
That is a GREAT looking hat. Welcome to F&G.

HENRY JONES JR.
11-17-2012, 02:56 AM
HJJ,

Here's their website...Steele & Jones (http://www.steele-jones.com.ar/en/sombreros.htm)

$195 is a great price for a hand made fedora!

Thanks K-Wad! Indy_cheers

HENRY JONES JR.
11-17-2012, 03:04 AM
What's the difference between the Viajero '36 and the Viajero '57?

I'm guessing one is patterned after the ROTLA hat from 1936, and the other is from CS 1957, but is there really any difference? Perhaps it has to do with the pinch in front, and the bash.

Ram Man
11-17-2012, 03:50 PM
That is correct HJJ. The numbers simply refer to the particular movie that you would like your hat styled after. I'm sure you could order it open crowned and style it according to your preference as well. Let us know if you order one.

Indiego Jones
11-17-2012, 04:59 PM
What's the difference between the Viajero '36 and the Viajero '57?

I'm guessing one is patterned after the ROTLA hat from 1936, and the other is from CS 1957, but is there really any difference? Perhaps it has to do with the pinch in front, and the bash.
That's correct. '36 it's ROTLA and '57 CS.
Different block: 57 more straight sided, and the crown it's "fuller, bulkier" (sorry, can't find better words in english for describe it). And offcourse, different bashing.
The felt grey color it's the same. According to my opinion slightly "darker" for a CS version, if persuing accuracy.

Regards.-

Gunslinger
11-17-2012, 08:01 PM
Great looking hat that looks really good on you.

Ram Man
11-17-2012, 09:22 PM
Thank you gentlemen for your kind remarks. The hatmaker clearly desrves the credit, I'm just the clown that gets to wear it.

HENRY JONES JR.
11-18-2012, 02:57 AM
I really want one, but I'm starting to really think, where am I going to actually wear the grey hat? If I'm driving somewhere on Vacation, I can't wear my Herbert Johnson in the car, as the seat backs are too high on the Camray, and the back of the brim hits the seat which is quite irritating, and uncomfortable, so I have to sit leaning forward on the seat. The hat then sits on the back seat until I'm out of the car (there goes the idea of wearing it when I travel). If I decided to travel by train or plane, I might have the same problem, in that case, I'm just keeping it on my lap. I've never taken AMTRAK, but it too may not be comfortable wearing it when sitting down.

The grey hat looks outstanding with the suit Indy wears on the plane in RAIDERS. I could duplicate that. I really don't know where I'd ever wear it.....I just want it.

I wear the brown fedora fairly often now, and go hiking with it. I love it, but the grey one wouldn't be an appropriate color for outdoor adventures like that, it looks more dressy, and classy. I guess I could wear it to work. Damn, I want one, but only because I've always loved it from ROTLA, and always wanted one. It's a beauty! No reason, ...I just want it.

Suggestions please.

Also, Ram Man, how long did your hat take to arrive? Was it as long as the website said it might?

Ram Man
11-18-2012, 03:13 AM
HJJ, thats funny. I know exactly how you feel. I won't wear it very much for the same reasons but I too loved the clipper hat and suit combo so much that I had to have it. The price makes it pretty easy to do.

I ordered the hat on July 10 and it was shipped on Oct 23 so 90 days seems to be pretty accurate.

I hope this helps.

Regards

HENRY JONES JR.
11-18-2012, 04:12 AM
That does help Ram Man! Indy_cheers I've seen your pictures of you wearing the grey hat, and your face is very, very similar to mine, so I now know that the hat will certainly look good on me too! The hat is very reasonably priced, considering it's a custom, hand made hat.

Are these hats made in Italy?

adirondack jones
11-18-2012, 03:38 PM
I've ben singing Diego and Roberto's praises since I got my hat from them a couple years ago. They make a terrific hat and they are great people to do business with. Besides, I get an extra special kick out of telling people my hat was custom made for me in Argentina.

Ram Man
11-18-2012, 04:48 PM
There's your answer HJJ. Only one thing left to do. Get in touch with Diego and place an order:)

HENRY JONES JR.
11-19-2012, 01:58 AM
I've ben singing Diego and Roberto's praises since I got my hat from them a couple years ago. They make a terrific hat and they are great people to do business with. Besides, I get an extra special kick out of telling people my hat was custom made for me in Argentina.


There's your answer HJJ. Only one thing left to do. Get in touch with Diego and place an order:)

So, they are made in Beautiful Argentina! Cool! Exotic.

Mr. Furious
02-11-2013, 05:56 PM
Here is my Steele and Jones...love love love this hat!
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h304/kokorosan/20130120_123914.jpg
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h304/kokorosan/20130120_085844.jpg
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h304/kokorosan/20130120_125233-1.jpg
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h304/kokorosan/20130120_123645.jpg
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h304/kokorosan/20130120_123916.jpg

just quick self pics but this hat really needs a bigger showing as it is a great hat!

JeffDJ
02-11-2013, 07:18 PM
Is that the '36, Mr. Furious? Looks like it has the Raiders stylings per the S&J site. Very nice!

Ram Man
02-12-2013, 02:53 PM
A very nice hat Mr. Furious. Thank you for posting pics as well. I agree that Diego's hats need to be seen more since they are worthy contenders in this arena.

How long have you had your hat for?

I will post some pics of my Vintage Herbert Johnson Replica that Diego is making when I receive it.

indydude18
02-13-2013, 04:59 PM
Here is my Steele and Jones...love love love this hat!
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h3...120_123914.jpg (http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h304/kokorosan/20130120_123914.jpg)
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h3...120_085844.jpg (http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h304/kokorosan/20130120_085844.jpg)
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h3...0_125233-1.jpg (http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h304/kokorosan/20130120_125233-1.jpg)
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h3...120_123645.jpg (http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h304/kokorosan/20130120_123645.jpg)
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h3...120_123916.jpg (http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h304/kokorosan/20130120_123916.jpg)

just quick self pics but this hat really needs a bigger showing as it is a great hat!
Man, and I thought texting and driving was bad! Hahaha! Just joking of course! :D

Indiego Jones
06-01-2015, 07:12 PM
http://www.fortuneandglory.org/threads/2477-BLACK-FRIDAY-Hats

Indiego Jones
06-05-2015, 06:37 PM
Today is Black Friday @ S&J: Why not to get a Black hat?

http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q755/indiegojones/IINTERROGADOR%20-%201189674314_n_zpsecewjtzv.jpg (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/indiegojones/media/IINTERROGADOR%20-%201189674314_n_zpsecewjtzv.jpg.html)

http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q755/indiegojones/IINTERROGADOR%20-%208673309015_n_zpsshilggoi.jpg (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/indiegojones/media/IINTERROGADOR%20-%208673309015_n_zpsshilggoi.jpg.html)

Grey fedora is also an option...

http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q755/indiegojones/gris_zpsxp1b67ls.jpg (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/indiegojones/media/gris_zpsxp1b67ls.jpg.html)

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