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Being bald I have to have a battery of hats, in my cars and in my bike trunks. For the Triumph I have a cap from the British Motorcycle Museum. I was able to visit during a trade show I worked in Birmingham a few years ago.

I walked there from the NEC. The local constabulary didn’t appreciate my crossing the highway on foot to get there but I enjoyed it.
 

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Yesterday was glorious bike riding weather, today it's wet and getting colder so here's some hat and guitar porn to cheer things up. Gibson ES-335 and a Stetson St. Regis Homburg, two classic designs.
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What the heck, here's one: a Stetson Vented Bowler made somwhere between the 1890s and the mid 1910s. This weighs about as much as a pack of cigarettes.



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Wow, such a fine guitar and well cared for I see. Lovely. Do not sell it - ever.
To stay on topic: I have a hat.

Yesterday was glorious bike riding weather, today it's wet and getting colder so here's some hat and guitar porn to cheer things up. Gibson ES-335 and a Stetson St. Regis Homburg, two classic designs. View attachment 717978
 

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Yesterday was glorious bike riding weather, today it's wet and getting colder so here's some hat and guitar porn to cheer things up. Gibson ES-335 and a Stetson St. Regis Homburg, two classic designs. View attachment 717978
I had an ES335 dot-neck just like that one (Gibson, not Epi). I never warmed up to it, however, so I sold it. It was a 1982 and the top was just too thick. Nothing like the early 60's versions. But I digress. I wear a skull cap but run the risk of being told I look like John Travolta in the movie Wild Hogs (a must-see BTW...)
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Wild Hogs was kind of silly, the whole dealership was treated to it when I worked at Lancaster H-D. The owner tried to be a nice guy when he wasn't totally crazed and wanting to kill everyone who worked there.
In all fairness, he had his head run over at 100 MPH while flat track racing and his helmet cracked so he had issues beyond his control. Still a very uncomfortable person to be around, though.
That 335 is a 2007 Satin model which really came to life when I polished it with the two stage Virtuoso polishes.
I had two from the 70s and wish I still had them back, I always thought those trapeze tail pieces were the coolest things ever.
Here's some more hats and guitar porn: Martin HD-28V and two old Dobbs Homburgs. The silver one appears to be from the early 1950s and only weighs a few ounces which is rather surprising, the black and purple one is from the 1940s and has much more robust construction so is good on windy days.



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