Re: Herbert Johnson Hat

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Posted by Shannon Northbird from on August 18, 1998 at 02:05:10:

In Reply to: Herbert Johnson Hat posted by Matthew Walker 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

Hi Matt!

Yeah I would agree with you that it the most accurate hat avaliable.
Yes the color of the hat is slightly a tint darker than the orignal.
But we need to keep one thing in mind that the film makers used special lighting in the film.
I have noticed in low light that my hat appears to be tan.
Or in bright light it seems to be tan also.
Over all I'm very pleased with it,
the only thing is that they shortened
the height of the petersham ribbon. HJ did explain why they did this though.

To fortune and Glory!!


P.S. When you got your hat the brim wanted to hang up right? I had to bend mine down so it looked like it did in raiders in the temple scene.

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