The Fedora Lounge A community dedicated to the clothing and accessories of the Golden Era. Sat, 23 Mar 2019 12:37:48 +0000 Sat, 23 Mar 2019 12:37:48 +0000 The Fedora Lounge / The BORSALINO BROTHERHOOD Sat, 23 Mar 2019 12:33:11 +0000 /threads/the-borsalino-brotherhood.13133/ /threads/the-borsalino-brotherhood.13133/ (Dakota Ellison) Dakota Ellison Vintage Borsalino

I won this hat on ebay a month ago:
The felt is very soft and pliable. Just like my Optimo Indy. It has a sewn in liner and the sweatband is sewn straight to the felt without the synthetic strip newer hats have. It has the...

The BORSALINO BROTHERHOOD]]> 7144 What Jacket Are You Wearing Today? Sat, 23 Mar 2019 12:31:09 +0000 /threads/what-jacket-are-you-wearing-today.82949/ /threads/what-jacket-are-you-wearing-today.82949/ (dan_t) dan_t This thread may have legs, it may fizzle, either way I am sitting here waiting for my wife & loving my Aero Goat modified half belt.
Have fun people!]]>
Bob Dong advice Sat, 23 Mar 2019 12:30:53 +0000 /threads/bob-dong-advice.96936/ /threads/bob-dong-advice.96936/ (Gimli) Gimli It might be the only way I can get a jacket with real wool lining (95%) in my budget.

Love to know how the quality/fit stands up. And a reliable/honest place to purchase from.

Thanks in advance.]]>
Military style pants Sat, 23 Mar 2019 12:30:25 +0000 /threads/military-style-pants.96902/ /threads/military-style-pants.96902/ (Guppy) Guppy
I'm not sure how on-topic this is, since mostly people who wear period clothing are going after something more formal, but I just love the ruggedness and practicality of fatigue pants, so I thought I'd start a thread on them.

Here, in no particular order, are my favorites:...

Military style pants]]>
2218 vs 2268 sizing ? Sat, 23 Mar 2019 12:21:04 +0000 /threads/2218-vs-2268-sizing.96918/ /threads/2218-vs-2268-sizing.96918/ (Vintagestyle) Vintagestyle I have the feeling they size larger than the 2268 as if 10D 2218 size like 10,5D 2268 , did you notice the same thing ?]]> 1 Stetson Quality Experiment "Think Tank" Sat, 23 Mar 2019 12:02:45 +0000 /threads/stetson-quality-experiment-think-tank.32495/ /threads/stetson-quality-experiment-think-tank.32495/ (GWD) GWD
As far as I can tell, there are at least three types of designations from different time periods for DRESS HATS. I think this one is the easiest to figure out, $10.00, $15.00, $20.00 etc.

The next two aren't so simple and I have no idea when one started and the next picked up.

The first four I think came from the same...

Stetson Quality Experiment "Think Tank"]]>
Today in History Sat, 23 Mar 2019 11:57:41 +0000 /threads/today-in-history.18489/ /threads/today-in-history.18489/ (KittyT) KittyT
1940 -- nylon stockings went on general sale for the first time in the United States.

1942 -- gasoline rationing went into effect in 17 states.

New Aero Hooch Hauler Sat, 23 Mar 2019 11:55:40 +0000 /threads/new-aero-hooch-hauler.96687/ /threads/new-aero-hooch-hauler.96687/ (jtavan) jtavan
New Aero Hooch Hauler]]>
Thank you TFL | My new Aero Board Racer Sat, 23 Mar 2019 11:45:54 +0000 /threads/thank-you-tfl-my-new-aero-board-racer.96932/ /threads/thank-you-tfl-my-new-aero-board-racer.96932/ (GoAround) GoAround
Even though I couldn't recall how I initially came here, I hereby would like to thank this great and knowledgeable community. I was able to take away a lot of valuable information from all the existing threads and whenever I've posted a question a helpful reply soon popped up. Thank you!

After the arrival of my new BR (& first quality leather jacket) I thought that I would take some nice pictures of it, with a good camera, wearing a fancy shirt, some good light, a cool pose...

Thank you TFL | My new Aero Board Racer]]>
Unworn Aero Leathers Waterfront Jacket in Green UK Size 42 Sat, 23 Mar 2019 11:30:36 +0000 /threads/unworn-aero-leathers-waterfront-jacket-in-green-uk-size-42.96259/ /threads/unworn-aero-leathers-waterfront-jacket-in-green-uk-size-42.96259/ (olworthers) olworthers
Bought a couple of years back I have worn this only to try on, otherwise it’s been in storage, unworn and as new, it even smells new!

Fitted with 100% wool knit in black, heavy cotton drill lining and period style Talon zipper.

Comes from a pet and smoke free house.

Measurements when laid flat (also photographed):
Pit to pit: 23”
Base of collar to hem: 25”
Shoulder to shoulder seam: 18”
Shoulder to cuff: 26”

Looking for £300+postage for this...

Unworn Aero Leathers Waterfront Jacket in Green UK Size 42]]>
Recently picked up a vintage Navy bridgecoat. Sat, 23 Mar 2019 10:06:56 +0000 /threads/recently-picked-up-a-vintage-navy-bridgecoat.96933/ /threads/recently-picked-up-a-vintage-navy-bridgecoat.96933/ (freakazoid) freakazoid Was searching ebay for a WW1 peacoat actually and there just happens to actually be a post-WW1 peacoat up, still up. It's still the WW1 style, not sure when it changed. Really tempting but I think right now my wife might kill me if she found out I spent that much on some clothing. But the same seller also had a bridgecoat dated October of 1923, at least that is what is written on the tag. This is in an extremely nice condition, as in all...

Recently picked up a vintage Navy bridgecoat.]]>
Thedi CR Sat, 23 Mar 2019 10:03:22 +0000 /threads/thedi-cr.95520/ /threads/thedi-cr.95520/ (mygar) mygar
In a mid weight brown italian hh.

Selling to help pay for upcoming MSF training and helmet. I really came to appreciate the mid weight character of this jacket. Easy to wear and very versatile...

chest 21.5
sleeve 26.5
shoulder 18.5
front length 26
rear length 25.25

475 conus

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Denim Jackets - New or Vintage Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:38:14 +0000 /threads/denim-jackets-new-or-vintage.82667/ /threads/denim-jackets-new-or-vintage.82667/ (AndrewC) AndrewC
Denim Jackets - New or Vintage]]>
Hats With Musical Instruments Sat, 23 Mar 2019 08:47:22 +0000 /threads/hats-with-musical-instruments.66180/ /threads/hats-with-musical-instruments.66180/ (splintercellsz) splintercellsz "Hats on a Stick ®" thread, I decided to come up with another wacky/fun thread. For this, take a photo of your hat sitting on a record (or anything music related, like jukeboxes, or instruments) and tell us what it is!

My Borsy with my 1949 Airline Radio, and a 1937 Bring Crosby Decca record. Side A: When you dream about Hawaii; Side B: Sail Along Silvery Moon....

Hats With Musical Instruments]]>
Phoenix Hat Company Sat, 23 Mar 2019 08:26:38 +0000 /threads/phoenix-hat-company.93410/ /threads/phoenix-hat-company.93410/ (deadlyhandsome) deadlyhandsome
I recently ordered a custom hat from the Phoenix Hat Company which is the the creation of our own @humanshoes.

I’m his first long distance (email) custom order. He has been a pleasure to work with and he is fast responding to any questions. He also doesn’t oversell his hats and makes certain you know what you will be getting and what his limitations are. Who could ask for more?

Rick (humanshoes) was upfront...

Phoenix Hat Company]]>
WTS GOODWEAR MONARCH A-2 /size 42 (approx) Sat, 23 Mar 2019 08:08:43 +0000 /threads/wts-goodwear-monarch-a-2-size-42-approx.96744/ /threads/wts-goodwear-monarch-a-2-size-42-approx.96744/ (Davidm) Davidm updated back length and sleeve measurements, decreased price to 600, plus more pics (repro talon zip in ideal condition, snaps, and to show leather color better)

Want to sell my Goodwear a-2
Monarch contract, historical correct build (well as John recommended)
Reddish-brown Japanese horse hide, brown wool knits, brass talon zippers.
Jacket is in a very good condition (maybe wore in like 30-40 times), always kept in a closet on wide wooden hanger.
1 small tear on a wool rib below...

WTS GOODWEAR MONARCH A-2 /size 42 (approx)]]>
Lee Trevor Trucker 101-J Sat, 23 Mar 2019 07:13:45 +0000 /threads/lee-trevor-trucker-101-j.96930/ /threads/lee-trevor-trucker-101-j.96930/ (Guppy) Guppy
Fit seems to be excellent. Waist is trim, but a good fit. Length is just to the waist. Sleeves are roomy. Should be able to wear this with layers under it. The leather is good. Midweight, stiff, and with a hard, smooth hand, and the color is amazing.

I think I got a good one....

Lee Trevor Trucker 101-J]]>
Show us your SHOES !!! Sat, 23 Mar 2019 06:21:46 +0000 /threads/show-us-your-shoes.4300/ /threads/show-us-your-shoes.4300/ (Veronica Parra) Veronica Parra Show us how you're shod.

To get the ball rolling, here are some of mine: they're all vintage '30s and '40s (except for the boots, which date back to 1920 or so).

-- Marc




Show us your SHOES !!!]]>
The Hat Makers Emporium Nutria hat bodies from Etsy Sat, 23 Mar 2019 05:44:53 +0000 /threads/the-hat-makers-emporium-nutria-hat-bodies-from-etsy.96935/ /threads/the-hat-makers-emporium-nutria-hat-bodies-from-etsy.96935/ (deadlyhandsome) deadlyhandsome
The Hat Makers Emporium Nutria hat bodies from Etsy]]>
How to make leather sweatband for hats. Sat, 23 Mar 2019 05:04:00 +0000 /threads/how-to-make-leather-sweatband-for-hats.96937/ /threads/how-to-make-leather-sweatband-for-hats.96937/ (Ciro) Ciro I would like to learn making sweatband from start, choosing leather, to the end through out the process.
I'm not able to find out nothing about the subject.
Could you suggest me some readings or tutorials?
I don't need to know how to install it in a hat, I found a thread about it on FL.
Thank you for your time and help.

P.S. if you want send me p.m. Thank you.]]>