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crismans
08-01-2010, 11:42 PM
Reposting my review here:

I have gotten into hats through the Indiana Jones movies (yes, I can feel some of you cringing, but it has let to a general like of hats that I didn't have before). One hat from the movie that I always wanted was the "clipper" hat he wears as he is boarding the plane in Raiders (he also wears it in the scene on the steps in Washington at the end of the movie). A friend of mine has started making hats to the Raiders movie (matched to whatever scene you like the best) and I decided to take a shot and am very glad I did.

I received my Schubert Hats, Australian model a couple of days ago and I couldn’t be more pleased. The bash had popped out a little, so I'm working it back in (so any problem inherent in the bash are all mine, not Kurt's and this explains why the bash is sharper in the last two pics than the first since I'd worked its some more). The hat is a very substantial rabbit that feels like it could take a ton of abuse. The pouncing job is excellent with a nice smooth finish. The brim was nice and floppy right out of the box. The crown, while a little stiff at first, is really beginning to break in as I wear it and keep working the bash. The ribbon work is very good as is the stitching. The sweat is black with a gold band and Schubert hats written in cursive font. Very classy as is the plain white liner. As far as the feel of the sweat, it is very nice and soft and conforms well to the head. As for the ribbon, it has very nice bow work.

The hatter has tried to get as close to the Clipper hat in color as possible. No easy task as arguments have raged over this hat’s color for years. However, to my eye and in my mind, he has gotten EXTREMELY close to the color you see on screen, which is exactly what I was going for.

The shape is pure Raiders. I know that my friend has put a lot of energy into working on getting the block shape right and it shows up in spades once you have the finished hat in hand. I think he really nails the block shape.

I have searched for the Clipper hat for a while. I bought an Akubra in moonstone but never could “grow into it”. Nothing against the hat, but the color was more CS grey than Raiders and, as has been well documented, I never could get the center bash deep enough without it riding on my head.

This hat has delivered everything I was looking for and more. I couldn’t be happier with it and look forward to wearing it with my wardrobe that doesn’t venture into “earth” tones.

Here's some pics (ignore the grimace on the last couple. It's not the hat, I promise. It was 90 degrees + and bright as could be!)

http://i350.photobucket.com/albums/q421/crismans_photos/Schubert%20Fedora--Australian%20model/P6120077.jpg
http://i350.photobucket.com/albums/q421/crismans_photos/Schubert%20Fedora--Australian%20model/P6190087.jpg

http://i350.photobucket.com/albums/q421/crismans_photos/Schubert%20Fedora--Australian%20model/P6190089.jpg

neutronbomb
08-03-2010, 05:09 PM
You look good in a grey clipper Crismans. You're one of those guys who wearing a fedora is looks natural.

crismans
08-04-2010, 02:46 AM
You look good in a grey clipper Crismans. You're one of those guys who wearing a fedora is looks natural.


Thank you. I've actually given way too much thought as to if it's a natural look for me. :D

Chewbacca Jones
09-09-2010, 10:03 PM
I just saw this. ???

I don't know which I like more, the hat or the car! 8)

Canyon
09-09-2010, 10:22 PM
No honey. You can't have it. The car, that is. :D

Seriously though, crismans, awesome fedora and car! ;D

crismans
09-18-2010, 12:20 AM
Thanks everyone. I really love the hat myself.

I like the car too, but it's Dad's baby. I have to content myself with newer, "old" cars.

The Last Crusader
09-18-2010, 06:07 PM
Really nice hat and review, cris!!! I got to actually handle some of Kurt's hats the other day and they are amazing!

Michael