Re: Herbert Johnson fedora

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Posted by Greg from on June 26, 1998 at 06:17:03:

In Reply to: Re: Herbert Johnson fedora posted by nitzsche on June 25, 1998 at 00:03:31:

: : : : is there anyway an owner of the Herbert Johnson fedora could post scanned photos or supply a good description. It seems to be the most coveted version of the fedora, coming from the original folks, but is the most difficult to get info on. the indy diggs needs some comments.

: : : : personally, i have half a dozen hats of different quality, and i'd really like to settle on the Herbert Johnson, if i could only be sure it had unique specs from those i already have. the news about the ribbon supplied by greg is outstanding.

: : : : i know this topic is constantly recurring, but when money and expectations are on the line...

: : : : thanks

: : : : --nitzsche

: : : I currently don't have access to a scanner but I'll see what I can do. My current hat has the Hyman Hendler ribbon on it, and I am satisfied as to its looks and authenticity when comparing it to photos from the movies. I will also try to take some photos of the new hat before I wear it so people can see how the hat comes directly shipped-as everyone knows, especially with the jackets from Wested, these items can look a little odd when brand new and can scare collectors into thinking they've been duped by something that isn't genuine.
: : : In the meantime, while I am waiting to get some pictures scanned, I will take some measurements (brim, crown, etc.) for you all to peruse. Anyone else already have photos scanned? I know Indiana Magnoli recently bought a different hat from Herbert Johnson (Trilby or McAlpine, I'm not sure which), of which he sent me pictures.

: : : Greg

: : I have a question concerning the herbert johnson hat. I have heard that it is made with a different ribbon than in the movies but the ribbon is available somewhere. Where do I get the ribbon and how do i get it put on. Do I send it to herbert johnson while they are making the hat. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

: : matt

: Matt, read the attached posts about the ribbon.

: --nitzsche

Matt, I was the one who originally posted the info about the two different ribbon suppliers (Hyman Hendler in NY, and Catherine Delaney in London), but you shouldn't need to worry any longer as Mr. Swales at HJ tells me that he had the proper ribbon reproduced by a company in Spain. The hats from them come with the dark brown petersham reproduction. I'll let you know what I think when my second hat comes next week.
And in case you care about measurements of the hat, my current hat has the following: 4 1/2 inch high crown, brim: 2 5/8 inch in front, 2 1/8 inch on sides, 2 1/2 inch in back. hope this helps


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