Herbert Johnson Hat

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Posted by Matthew Walker from 174-196-10.ipt.aol.com on August 17, 1998 at 15:23:16:

I got my herbert Johnson hat today and I can say that I am thorougly pleased. It looks identical to the hats used in the movies. The ribbon it comes with is very dark brown and looks almost black and is 39 mm wide. The lining is the same as the one as in last crusade that you can see briefly when indy takes his hat off and points the interior of the hat towards the camera when he is in donovans office or whatever that place was. It is a white satin lining with a red round seal with gold lettering. The brim is wider on the front and back than on the sides and the hat is very tall. The brim is very stiff and can be flipped up in the front like Harrison Ford did when he was donating the hat to the smithsonian. The rest of the hat isn't as stiff and is actually pretty moldable which is consistent with the hats in the films because Indy's hat is always getting mis-shaped throughout the movies. The only discrepancy that I noticed is that it might be slightly darker but in some shots of the movie it looks like the exact same color. This might be because the hats in the movies were stressed or maybe that color felt is unavailable but I still say even if it is a slightly different color it is still the most accurate represantion of Indy's hat. I don't have any idea why so many people are so apposed to HJ in this forum but I totally disagree with them.

Matt Walker

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