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Re: American trip
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2019, 02:19:58 AM »
Nice, I'll be there the 8th through the 12th. Just a bit of warning, sf has a bit of a homeless problem at the moment, so you might get the inkling to cut your stay a little short, if you  then I would consider driving to san Luis Obispo and staying a night at the madonna inn, it's a nice diversion from la and sf and right on the way.
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« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2019, 12:11:51 PM »
OK thanks, looks like we have just 1 night the same in SF. Could meet up for a beer if you like.

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Re: American trip
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2019, 08:45:25 PM »
Need some pics of you guys flying the flag state-side fellas!

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« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2019, 11:55:56 AM »
San Francisco is the home of Goorin Bros. hat shop. I got a nice pork pie hat from the one in Haight Street. And Haight Street itself is worth a look as it was the centre of the hippy counter culture in the 60's. Bit commercialised now but there are some interesting vintage shops, cafes and more tie dies than you can shake a stick at (shudder).

If you do buy a hat remember to take the hat box. I forgot and had to wear my hat on the flight home for fear of it getting squashed. I also wear my glasses on log haul flight and when I got to passport control, they looked at my passport (sans hat and glasses) and then at me and asked if I was travelling in disguise.

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« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2019, 04:51:32 PM »
San Francisco is the home of Goorin Bros. hat shop. I got a nice pork pie hat from the one in Haight Street. And Haight Street itself is worth a look as it was the centre of the hippy counter culture in the 60's. Bit commercialised now but there are some interesting vintage shops, cafes and more tie dies than you can shake a stick at (shudder).

If you do buy a hat remember to take the hat box. I forgot and had to wear my hat on the flight home for fear of it getting squashed. I also wear my glasses on log haul flight and when I got to passport control, they looked at my passport (sans hat and glasses) and then at me and asked if I was travelling in disguise.

 ;D Sound advice, F. Same happened to me -well, not the disguise part- when I returned from NY with my brand new pork pie from JJ Hats, had to be very careful without the box, but then a hat box isn't very manageable when you are carrying some suitcases with you!

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Re: American trip
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2019, 07:04:42 PM »
San Francisco is the home of Goorin Bros. hat shop. I got a nice pork pie hat from the one in Haight Street. And Haight Street itself is worth a look as it was the centre of the hippy counter culture in the 60's. Bit commercialised now but there are some interesting vintage shops, cafes and more tie dies than you can shake a stick at (shudder).

If you do buy a hat remember to take the hat box. I forgot and had to wear my hat on the flight home for fear of it getting squashed. I also wear my glasses on log haul flight and when I got to passport control, they looked at my passport (sans hat and glasses) and then at me and asked if I was travelling in disguise.

 ;D Sound advice, F. Same happened to me -well, not the disguise part- when I returned from NY with my brand new pork pie from JJ Hats, had to be very careful without the box, but then a hat box isn't very manageable when you are carrying some suitcases with you!
I think those hats are meant to be crushable but l get your point . .
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Re: American trip
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2019, 11:15:58 AM »
San Francisco is the home of Goorin Bros. hat shop. I got a nice pork pie hat from the one in Haight Street. And Haight Street itself is worth a look as it was the centre of the hippy counter culture in the 60's. Bit commercialised now but there are some interesting vintage shops, cafes and more tie dies than you can shake a stick at (shudder).

If you do buy a hat remember to take the hat box. I forgot and had to wear my hat on the flight home for fear of it getting squashed. I also wear my glasses on log haul flight and when I got to passport control, they looked at my passport (sans hat and glasses) and then at me and asked if I was travelling in disguise.

 ;D Sound advice, F. Same happened to me -well, not the disguise part- when I returned from NY with my brand new pork pie from JJ Hats, had to be very careful without the box, but then a hat box isn't very manageable when you are carrying some suitcases with you!
I think those hats are meant to be crushable but l get your point . .

Maybe they are, hermano, but I wouldn't dare crushing it.

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Re: American trip
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2019, 12:25:12 PM »
There’s loads of Goorins. I’ve been to the one on Royale Street in New Orleans and if you’re going to Vegas there’s one in that little side street that leads from the strip down to the entrance to the giant ‘London Eye’ thingy. A lot of their hats are indeed ‘supposed’ to be crushable but I’d be careful stuffing them in a suitcase for a long haul flight too!

Good to see JJs mentioned on Fifth Ave in New York. I met my mate in NYC in August 2002 to see The Who right after Entwhistle died. Got my first Panama there during that trip and wore it home. They now do them in several colours (‘Bowery’ style) and five more! I love that place!

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« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2019, 01:00:02 PM »
There’s loads of Goorins. I’ve been to the one on Royale Street in New Orleans and if you’re going to Vegas there’s one in that little side street that leads from the strip down to the entrance to the giant ‘London Eye’ thingy. A lot of their hats are indeed ‘supposed’ to be crushable but I’d be careful stuffing them in a suitcase for a long haul flight too!

Good to see JJs mentioned on Fifth Ave in New York. I met my mate in NYC in August 2002 to see The Who right after Entwhistle died. Got my first Panama there during that trip and wore it home. They now do them in several colours (‘Bowery’ style) and five more! I love that place!

Yes, a proper heritage store, all dark wood panels, old golden lamps and mirrors. The shop assistants are knowledgeable and very helpful too.

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Re: American trip
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2019, 01:56:57 PM »
They huv a shop in Greenwich Village n'aw.  Or did when ah wis there a few years ago anyway.