Re: Herbert Johnson Fedora

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Posted by Max from on October 05, 1998 at 11:36:33:

In Reply to: Herbert Johnson Fedora posted by belloq on October 05, 1998 at 09:11:00:

: Before I order a fedora, I have some questions which you may be able to answer.
: : First, is the ribbon currently offered by HJ the "correct" ribbon as determined by some of Indy Forum Fedora experts (39mm, very dark brown Petersham, "corded" not "sawtooth" edge?)(see Greg's helpful post)
: : Secondly, is the HJ most like the Raiders fedora which I prefer, or other film versions?
: : Thirdly, will HJ fit the hat according to ones's size (not only the hat size (7 1/4) but my height and body size- I am concerned that a hat made for a tall Mr. Ford will look ridiculously large on the head of a short slim 5'6" fellow like myself?)
: : Fourthly, Is there a return policy for the hat or is this a non- returnable custom order?
: I greatly appreciate any knowledge you may share. Thank you.

Belloq, yes the ribbon is the correct size and shape. You could argue
about the ribbon color. I personally think it looks more black than
dark brown. Anyway, the HJ hat looks a lot like the hat Indy has during
the scenes in Donovan's house in LC because there the hat was brand
new. Also the crown seems a bit different in a few Raiders shots which
was simply because hats that got out of shape during distressment were
badly reshaped by the prop people. You can be sure to be able to shape
the crown to any design you want even without any previous shaping
The question about the hat size is a tricky one. Although I'm about the
size of Mr. Ford and also have the same hat size the hat looked pretty
monstrous on my head. I lowered the crown a bit by reshaping it and
it looks pretty good now. You can do the same. And yes, you can return
the hat within 30 days (postal date) if you are not entirely satisfyed
for a refund of the full purchase price.
Hope this helps.


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