Different H.J.'s

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Posted by Indy Magnoli from 1Cust157.tnt2.tampa.fl.gt.uu.net on September 24, 1998 at 08:04:50:

In Reply to: Re: Herbert Johnson Fedora help posted by Max on September 24, 1998 at 07:31:40:

: Mr. Swales (he made the hats for the movies)
: Mr. Guitard (he made the hats for the TV series)


I talked to Mr. Swales while I was in London about the hat. I ended up getting the McAlpine cut to the same pattern as the poet because I felt the color was closer and the felt a better quality.

The McAlpine looks closer to the Temple of Doom version (slightly shorter crown and thicker felt), but what of the Young Indy hat? I heard H.J. made them, but it is a very different shape than the film version. Young Indy's is poorly shaped, but clearly has a shorter crown. Did you get any info from Mr. Guitard?


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